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08.06.19

“A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?” Proverbs 20:24, NIV

One of the commonly accepted truths of today’s world is: “You can do anything you want to do.” This stems from a belief that each of us is in control of our own destiny and that we exercise this control...

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08.05.19

On Sunday our Midtown location launched with 65 adults in worship and 11 children in CW Kids! We had 5 first-time guests who come as a result of the advertising in the area. Guests and members alike enjoyed the fresh new worship environment and a safe, clean and fun CW Kids ministry!

At Laveen we had 6 new families let us know via...

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08.05.19

“God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: 'Let the...

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06.23.19

“Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies... But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.” Psalm‬ ‭141:4, 8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Certain things just draw me...

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06.22.19

“This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord; he will also deliver Moab into your hands.” ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

To Joram, king of Israel, all seemed lost. It didn’t appear there was any way out of the deadly mess he had gotten them into, so in frustration, he resorted to pointing the...

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08.24.15

CrossWalk loves Laveen! A group of CrossWalk volunteers packed up new and gently used school uniforms and hygiene products for schools of the Laveen Elementary School District. These items are delivered to the head nurse of the district. She distributes them among the Laveen Schools and items are given to families in need. CrossWalk has...

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08.11.15

Most of us recognize intuitively that being dependent well into adulthood is not healthy or correct. So we often strive for independence. We get a job, we move into our own apartment, we start to pay the bills. We take responsibility for our own lives.

But the trap in this is that we can come to believe that this is as far as we need to...

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08.10.15

Solomon is one of the wisest and wealthiest men who ever lived. He truly had it all. When it came to power, position, possessions, prestige and the playthings of this life, he seemingly had no peer in his own lifetime.

And yet, as he pens the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon wonders aloud where all this has really gotten him. His book...

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08.09.15

The apostle Paul had some major culture-challenging to do in the city of Corinth. And he couldn’t be too concerned about social acceptance or political correctness. The Corinthians were a tough bunch.

A large part of the issue Paul was facing was that Corinthian culture, religion and morality had trained them to live in a way that was...

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08.08.15

David was nearing the end of his life. But he still had an unfulfilled dream. He desperately wanted to build a place of worship for the Lord, a home for the Ark of the Covenant.

He laid out careful plans for a temple to be built on the former site of the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. He began the...

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08.07.15

Paul writes to the Corinthians describing for them how he hopes they will view him. He doesn’t want to be considered a VIP, a master, a bigwig, a celebrity, or a star.

He wants to be seen as a servant — a servant who nevertheless has been given a very serious responsibility. He is a steward of the mysteries God has revealed.

What...

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08.06.15

Enrollment in degree-granting post-secondary school institutions increased by 15 percent between 1992 and 2002. And in the ten years following that, enrollment increased an additional 24 percent, from 16.6 million to 20.6 million.

We are quickly becoming the most highly educated society in history. Just think about it. That’s not to...

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