Archives for September 2011

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How Jesus Did Outflow

As we begin to think about Outflow, about reaching our city with Jesus, it is imperative that we be like Jesus, living freely within the culture as missionaries who are as faithful to the Father and his gospel as Jesus was in his own time and place. ...

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Lives that Generate Questions

God wants His great love to OUTFLOW from us to our family and friends! Let's ask God to help us live lives that cause our family and friends to ask questions! ...

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Set Apart in Santa Monica

As our church family continues through the OUTFLOW series, we asked Emily Bowman to be a "guest blogger" and she graciously agreed. Keep reading to hear how God worked in and through her this past summer......

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Our Conversation Needs Seasoning!

“Addressing (speaking to) one another” in Ephesians 5:19 describes the conversations we are to have with both fellow believers and those who do not yet know Jesus. One of my mentors suggests that our conversations with people should be sprinkled with reminders of and praises to God....

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This Sunday morning we remembered the Tuesday 10 years ago

This Sunday morning we remembered the Tuesday 10 years ago, September 11, 2011. A day of great evil and terror. We remembered the pain and loss moms and dads, husband and wives,brothers and sisters, friends and coworkers still feel. We also remembered those in our world who suffer great terror today. Dark, ugly slavery, hunger, thirst, rape, abuse, exploitation oppressio...

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I will not continue the anger. It has to stop with me.

Saturday, September 8, 2001 found Simon and Elizabeth Turner shopping for bottles, bedding and a baby monitor for their first child. Three days later she called her husband, away on business in New York City. "I was freaking out about a stroller I wanted but wasn't able to find. I was completely irrational, and he was like, 'We'll sort that out when I get back. The baby w...

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Humble Love

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Russian novelist wrote: "Of some thoughts one stands perplexed--especially at the sight of men's sins--and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve on that, once and for all, you may subdue the whole world.Loving humility is marvelously strong, the strongest of all things, and there is ...

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