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Action or Activity: Our Vision

As we end our series of action or activity it is time for us to consider our vision as a church. What has God called us to? Who are we to be for and in our community? Are we being faithful and obedient to what God has set before us? At City of Refuge Fellowship...

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Action or Activity: Giving

Giving is often viewed as a difficult topic to talk about in church. I believe that this is a wrong viewpoint. Giving is of the utmost importance. Our most quoted verse, John 3:16, tells us that “God so loved the world that He gave . . .” Today we are learning: 1. Giving must be...

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Action or Activity: Worship

In the book of II Timothy Paul confessed the reason that he had no shame concerning his suffering was “I know the one in whom I trust”. I believe that true worship is birthed through relationship. Worship is not merely our songs, our dances, our art or our gifts to God; it is the confidence,...

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Action or Activity: The Word of God

God told Israel in Deuteronomy 8:3, “man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.” We have been given a great gift in the Word of God. It is the revelation of God Himself, not merely the words or the thoughts, but the fullness of Scripture is the character, the heart,...

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Action or Activity: Prayer

Jesus is our greatest example in prayer. His prayers produced great results, they changed hearts and situations and in the Garden of Gethsemane we see that His prayers even changed His outlook. I believe that the greatest prayers of action are those that are for the will of God to be accomplished no matter the...

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Action or Activity: Introduction

For the next six weeks we will be examining some of the things we do as Christians and asking God to show us clearly if we are living lives of action or activity. We are busy people, there are things that we are supposed to do, that are very important and yet in the midst...

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Experiencing God: Conclusion

For twelve weeks we have based our preaching on the study Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week, in our conclusion we consider the heart of what we have learned, God desires and pursues a love relationship with us. God has taken the initiative for us to know Him. He has revealed Himself, bought our...

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Experiencing God: The Church

A huge part of truly experiencing all that God has for us is to know God’s purpose, desire and love for the church. The Apostle Paul refers to the church as “the Body of Christ.” He makes it clear that there is one body that is made up of many members, that each member is...

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Experiencing God: Obedience

In John 14 Jesus made two very important statements about obedience. First He said, “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” Then He stated, “He who does not love Me will not obey My teaching.” Obedience and love are tied to each other. I believe that true obedience requires love and that...

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Experiencing God: Adjustments

In Matthew 16 we have a record of Peter’s great confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Shortly after this confession of faith and revelation we find Peter being rebuked by Jesus. After Peter made his confession and Jesus’ identity as the Messiah was revealed, Jesus began teaching the disciples about...