ON THE JOURNEY

A BLOG FROM CO-PASTORS MICHAEL DUVAL & JAMES HASSELL

  • October 21, 2019

    “All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” (1 Peter 3:8, NIV)

     

    The Bible never ceases to amaze me with its high-definition, technicolor variety. You can find poetry, songs, narratives, parables, proverbs, laments, allegories, and just about any other genre...

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  • October 14, 2019

    Wanna hear a difficult teaching of Jesus? Here’s one:

    “You must obey God’s commands better than the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law obey them. If you don’t, I promise you that you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20, CEV)

    Jesus basically is telling us here that ...

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  • October 7, 2019

    How do you know when the Holy Spirit is talking to you? Jesus had a specific name for the Holy Spirit: “Advocate.” The word Advocate is used in reference to God’s Spirit at least five times in the New Testament. It’s a word that basically means, “one who walks alongside and helps.” We all could use someone who walks alongside us in order to give us wise guidance! ...

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  • September 30, 2019

    Revelation is the final book of the Bible and shows how God brings about an end to evil and prepares a new city of peace for God’s people.  The word translated as “revelation” comes from the Greek word apokalypsis, meaning a revealing or an unveiling.  Biblical apocalyptic writings speak to a time in which God rules and will win a final victory over evil and God will bring ...

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  • SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

    If you were to ask people who are a little older who Tony Bennett is, they might think of the big band singer who crooned “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.  But recently, a different Tony Bennett has made headlines...

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  • September 16, 2019

    Tom Camacho offers some perspectives on how to draw out the best in ourselves and in those around us.  What do you think?

     

    “Our relationship with God must move beyond information ABOUT God to an intimate walk WITH God.”

     

    “A key part of the process ...

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  • September 9, 2019

    It’s not as if it’s a big secret.  We’re all going to die.  But I’ve begun to think a little differently about this as the reality of it all began to dawn on me as I obtained a copy of my mom’s DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order last week...

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  • September 2, 2019

    When I visited my mom last week, I was delighted that as soon as she saw me, she said:  “Well hello, Michael!”  The previous time I had been with her, someone came into the room and asked:  “Who’s that with you?”  See looked over at me, paused a moment, and said:  “He’s my friend.”  She didn’t know me or my name...

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