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You Belong Here – The Blind Man (video)

By Church
Michelangelo is one of history’s best-known artist. He once explained his artistic process this way: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Our story this weekend highlights this important truth: Jesus sees your potential even when others do not. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need a Speaker or Presenter? Interested in having me speak for your church, conference, or organization? Follow this link to learn more.
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You Belong Here – The Outcast

By Church, Preaching
John 4 tells the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. While the conversation initially begins with a request for water, Jesus quickly steers it into a topic that she was trying to avoid: her shame. There was a reason why she was drawing water at a time of day when few other people would be there. She had been married multiple times and was currently living with someone who was not her husband. When Jesus asks about her husband, he is not trying to embarrass her but to prove that he is from God. In this story, there are several levels of outcast involved: how Jews viewed Samaritans, how men treated women, and the fact that she had been married many times. Like people today, Jesus does not let her past or her status disqualify her from God’s love. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube...
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What You Might Have in Common with Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
If you’ve ever felt rejected or unwelcomed, then you are good in company – the same thing happened to Jesus. Although many of the common people were attracted to Jesus and his message, the Jewish leaders and authorities viewed Jesus as either a threat or a blasphemer. Isaiah 53 reminds us that Jesus was “despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem” (Isaiah 53:3). In many respects, Jesus was the ultimate outsider both then and now. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership...
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Healing Power of Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
https://youtu.be/r2e6aEgjHKI When I was lost and wandering in the months after my mom’s passing, it wasn’t a good teacher that began the process of healing my heart. As we’ve seen in our journey through the New Testament book of Hebrews, Jesus was much more than just a good teacher. It doesn't matter whether our pain is self-inflicted or imposed on us by others. It is through Jesus we experience the healing power of God. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need...
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Jesus Speaks for God (video)

By Church
Jesus was an unlikely spokesman for God. He came from a nondescript family. He didn’t have the educational credentials that typical rabbis had. It’s understandable why the religious elite would either overlook or dismiss Jesus. But rather than speak to us through intermediaries such as prophets, God chose to speak to us directly through his son. Jesus himself understood that he was speaking at the direction of God: “For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say” (John 12:49-50). Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd...
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