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Act Justly (video)

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There is a limit to what religious rituals alone can accomplish. What God really wants is not your herd of cattle. He wants your heart. He wants his people to live in a way that reflects his character. 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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Finding Contentment (video)

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The secret to contentment is knowing you are in Christ and empowered by him. Until I find my contentment in Christ, I will always be restless and unfulfilled. 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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Finding Contentment

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My natural desire is to want things that are bigger and better. Shrewd advertisers understand this and use it to their advantage. They never say, “Ken, you really don’t need this and it’s a waste of money anyway.” What do they do instead? They create discontentment. This weekend we are finishing our series on Philippians with what may seem like a strange way for the Apostle Paul to end a letter. Instead of giving us a pep talk about finishing strong, he shares his “secret” to contentment. Why talk about contentment? Here’s what I’ve found: Until I find my contentment in Christ, I will always be restless and unfulfilled. The secret to contentment is knowing you are in Christ and empowered by him. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show...
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Not a Building

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For better or worse, much of my early childhood theology was shaped by Vacation Bible School songs – and not all of them were created equal. Deep and wide, deep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide Father Abraham had seven sons, seven sons had Father Abraham The wise man built his house upon the rock I still like that one … especially when the foolish man's house goes splat! Unfortunately, some of the cutest songs taught the worst theology. Take this one for example: Here's the church and there's the steeple. Open the door and see all the people. The church has never been a building. It's always been a community of people committed to following Jesus. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and...
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Transferring Control

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What happens when you surrender your life to Jesus? Most often, we think of our sins being forgiven and receiving a fresh start in life. These results are absolutely true. But is there more happening? Yes – you are also giving him control. At that moment, Jesus becomes not just your Savior but also your Lord. At the moment of surrender, you're giving the Holy Spirit permission to begin the process of transforming how you think, act, and react. 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking...
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