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Trusting God with My Identity

This illustration is called The Envelopes. It starts with an envelope that represents you. On the outside of the envelope is written the word You. Before you asked Christ into your life you were in bondage to sin. You had no defense before God but yourself. Next, the You envelope is placed inside an envelope [...]

April 18th, 2017|

“It’s Just a Flesh Wound”

Trust the Miracle Making God  Today I want to share a story that showed me clearly that we can trust our God. The point I want to make today is that we can trust God because He can do miracles. I experienced this reality in my own life. In last week’s Spot I shared with [...]

April 11th, 2017|

Trust is a Bridge

Imagine for a moment talking to a young child and trying to define for them what the word trustmeans. How would you begin to describe trust in a way that they could understand? If you were to open a dictionary you might read words like, “strong faith”, “belief”, or “reliance”. Maybe you could paint a [...]

April 4th, 2017|

Don’t Go Until You’re Sent

Recently, I felt a burden in my heart for an unreached people group in the Middle East. So I went and visited. It seemed God had aligned a need in that place with my gifts in ministry. My wife said her heart was warm to go. My extended family gave the thumbs up. The financial [...]

March 28th, 2017|

Why Outreach Matters In the Church

“How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14). I live in a gated community of 25 homes. This little neighborhood is surrounded by a high fence and entered through a gate which requires either a remote sensor or a code. Homeowners pay a monthly fee to cover upkeep on [...]

March 21st, 2017|

What I’m Learning Right Now – Chris Freeman

As most of you know, my life has been full of change over the last year. In June of 2016, my family and I relocated from Dayton, Ohio back to Fort Wayne, Indiana. In November we planted a church. In December we had our second child. It's been a bit of a whirlwind. With all of [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Your Local Tax Collector

Neighborhood Church  Several times in our teachings lately, we have come across someone called a “tax collector.” For many of us, we immediately think of the IRS or are reminded that tax season is right around the corner. For this reason, we often stress in our teachings that “tax collectors” weren’t exactly winning the local [...]

February 28th, 2017|

Believe Jesus is Worthwhile Based on His Own Merit – Jean Johnson (“We Are Not The Hero”)

It seems like on some subconscious level . . . We doubt Jesus is enough based on His own merit . . . It’s like we need to win people to something else to win them to Jesus. When we go this route in mission work, we often find that people have not chosen to [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Encouraged By God’s Second Chances (Part 1)

Good morning, Today I want to encourage you with this truth: God is a God of second chances, of third chances, of fourth chances and of four thousand six hundred and fifty three chances! Consider these encouraging truths: Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Encouraged By My Father

Good morning, I grew up in the southern part of England. Like many children do, I looked up to my parents. I viewed the world through the lens of their reactions. This was especially the case for my dad because he was a policeman. I was proud of my dad. He provided for us and [...]

February 7th, 2017|