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As I’ve been thinking about the times and the season we are in in our country, especially regarding the election of a president to lead the nation, I’ve been drawn to an account in the book of First Samuel. I think there are some insights we can gain from this section of God’s Word to…

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As we embrace the truth that Christians are intended by God to be the healthiest people on the planet, here are some simple yet profound shifts in spiritual perspective that can help us cooperate with God’s desire. In an interview of Pastor Paul Tripp regarding his weight loss journey, the following perspectives he expressed are…

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I believe God is saying, “Release the worshippers. The worshippers will supernaturally inspire and empower the pray-ers. The pray-ers will get clarity and empowerment to rule and reign in the work through worship, and it will translate into spirit-directed prayer. The work will be accomplished during worship by: The release of vision The release of…

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Jesus said, “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Mat 4:4) The Word of God is to the soul what food is to the body. Would you ever choose to stop eating for days, weeks, months, even years? Or would you just eat…

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Are Our Bodies Less Important to God Than Our Spirits and Souls?  Satan would love for us to come up with the wrong answer.  Jan shares the following thoughts: “We are a spirit, we have a soul, and these are contained in a body.”  Heard that before? It’s a true statement, but I believe it…

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Reading Radical? – February, 2016 Reading Radical? Share a meal and conversation about how author David Platt has turned your heart in deeper ways to the radical Gospel of Jesus Christ. We can either have a dinner together in Montara at the Pattersons on Friday night, February 26th, or a brunch on Saturday, February 27th,…

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If Jesus hadn’t said with all the power of Heaven, “Behold I make all things new,” we would sit at the beginning of this new year feeling impotent and unwilling to set next-level goals for our lives. Many people dread making New Year resolutions because they instantly get a wave of feeling, “I won’t keep…

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During my (Jan’s) December retreat I believe the Lord spoke this word for the Forge family for 2016: “The Word must be paramount in your hearts and your thinking. It must be the instruction you follow implicitly, individually and as a church family. There will be times in your lives this year when you will…

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