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Applying vs. Receiving


As men and women we are perpetually drawn to our own works. We find value in that which we can accomplish, get done, or finish in a single day. Productivity is at the heart of every business place revolution or idea. Even within the realm of Christendom it is easy to be drawn into this mindset. We mine the Word of God looking for that new tool to add to our spiritual work ...

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Psalm 107 - Part 3


In Psalm 107, the Psalmist cites God’s use of pain to shout the good news of his redemption. Only when his chosen people had nowhere else to turn would they “cry to the LORD in their trouble.” ...

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Psalm 107 - Part 2


Throughout history the people of God have been delivered from the desert, literally and figuratively. Through Christ, the Bread of Life, God feeds the hungry soul. He provides Living Water to those “in a dry and weary land” (Psalm 63:1). He replaces the dry sand of sin with the refreshing waters of baptism. ...

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Psalm 107 - Part 1


In the Psalms, we not only find the inspired Word of God to his people, but we find the inspired Word of God from his people back to Him. The Psalms are God’s collection of worship songs and prayers given to us to know how to approach Him in referent, exuberant, theologically sound, and emotionally charged praise. In the Psalms, God has written songs for his Church to ...

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Meditating on the Law


Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Ps. 1:1-2 ESV)...

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Update on Worship Arts Search Process

For those of you who were not in the Worship Gathering on March 18th, here is an update that was shared by Christian regarding the Director of Worship Arts search process. A quick update regarding our Worship Arts Director search. After pouring over very quality applications and sample videos, the advisory team lined up two video interviews with potential applicants. Afte...

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Does Church Attendance Matter?


Church attendance in America is on the decline--that is no secret. But biblically speaking, does church attendance really matter? ...

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Jail Ministry


Last fall a Pastor from an Evangelical Free church in the Twin Cities stopped by Living Hope and asked if we had anyone who visited the local jail. A man from his church family was incarcerated here and......

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Feeding Willmar


In the Living Hope Church Check-Up report presented by Pastor Paul yesterday, we found that one of Living Hope's weak areas is Compassion and Outreach to those who do not yet know Jesus. We would like to share a tangible way that you can be a part of helping those who are in need in our community....

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Develop a technology use policy before the school year begins/Intentionally schedule tech-free times at the beginning of your week. ...

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