Monthly Archives: May 2017

Warrenville Update

Some of you may not know that we have a campus in Warrenville also!  It was launched in 2006 with a number of families from Blanchard Wheaton, and today our campus pastor Steve Hands will share about the blessing of … Continue reading

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Simply Working (Col 3:22–4:1)

Jesus Christ is Lord of all — of Monday through Saturday as well as Sunday, of salon, the school, and the soccer field as well as the sanctuary.  If Jesus is Lord of all, then his lordship affects our work. … Continue reading

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Root Canals, Novocain, Giving and God’s Promises

Speaking on giving at church can be like talking about root canals at the dentist; it has to be done, but nobody likes doing it. On the other hand, not talking about God’s promises on giving at church is like … Continue reading

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Simply Resting (Isaiah 56:1–8)

When I told Cheryl Baird that I would preach on rest, she said, “That’s like me preaching on cooking.” Ouch. Okay. I admit it. Sometimes I work too hard. But why do I push myself so hard? Sometimes it is … Continue reading

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Growing Smaller

As a church we must grow smaller. Our church has more people attending on Sundays, more home groups, more ethnic diversity, more age groups and more ministries than before. And we have grown rapidly. Before our merger, Blanchard and Living Water … Continue reading

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Simply Giving (2 Cor 9:6–15)

We feel overwhelmed when we are over-worked, over-worried, over-burdened, and overly in debt. We long to live more simply and untangle the complicated web of our lives. How do we do so? We can only live simply when we trust … Continue reading

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Gifts for Mothers (and the rest of us! Psalm 127)

We often think that we can tackle the world on our own. We will tackle our careers and secure our futures. We will tackle our worries and fix things. We will establish our families and find comfort. Yet often despite … Continue reading

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