In the 1700’s many reforms since Martin Luther were part of the church, but church was lifeless spiritually. This is when John Wesley was born. From a very young age, John knew God had a purpose for him. He was ordained at 22 and along with other young men met regularly, doing very specific studies […]

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Acts 8 Philip and the Ethiopian. Why would the treasurer of the Ethiopian queen travel 1200 miles to worship God in Jerusalem? A man who was a eunuch, a man without a family, a man rejected by society, and a man with only one job–to guard the treasures of his queen longed to find a place […]

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I Peter 3:15 There are testimonies that are dramatic and immediately life-changing; testimonies that told of victory over a dangerous lifestyle. My story is pretty tame in comparison. Yet, I know that God’s hand has been constantly in my life.  The verse from I Peter is reminding us to be mindful of what God has done […]

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Here I Stand: Martin Luther

Romans 1:17 Martin Luther was the brilliant mind of the 16th century. He began searching for the truth that would calm his spirit every since he was a early teenager. His testimony is a powerful example of what God can do in an otherwise ordinary life because God was leading him into a higher calling. Luther […]

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Acts 9, Acts 22 Saul was convinced he had the truth about how God worked—and he was dead wrong. God intervened. Saul was literally blinded by the Light. God wanted Saul to know the Truth. If you are going to act blind, be blind. Sometimes God has to powerfully get our attention. He chose Saul, […]

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My Story: Pastor Patrick Coakley

Acts 1:8 Acts 9:18 I want to share how God redeemed me and by grace gave me an abundant life worth living. Growing up I felt disconnected. Reading was my life. I met a family that treated me like on of their own. When I was 12 they took me to Christian summer camp where […]

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Take and Read: St Augustine

354 A.D. This man with a brilliant mind became a powerful legacy of Christian thought. Confessions was the first Christian autobiography told how God transformed his life forever. His early life was full of rebellion. Lust ruled his life. He searched in philosophy and the culture of his time for answers. He felt powerless and desperate to […]

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Nicodemus, John 3 It takes an instant for your heart to be converted. It takes a lifetime to be transformed into Christ’s likeness. Conversion is a change of mind, being re-oriented, re-formatted over time. It is like a plant: it is dead or alive—if alive it will grow to its intended maturity. It requires water, […]

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