God created us for a purpose that begins with a continuous experience of His great love for us.  It finds its fulfillment as we represent Him and His kingdom to the world around us.  No matter where we are in our journey God stands ready to guide us into the full expression of His plan and purposes for our lives.  Come & explore God's next step for you!  

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I Had No Idea - November 2017

We have just completed our second Cleansing Stream retreat for this fall.  While each retreat is unique, they often share commonalities, especially within retreat seasons.  The most common comment this time was, “I just had no idea.”  They had no idea that they had been performing for God to earn His approval.  They had no idea they had believed so many lies about God, themselves and life in general.  They had no idea Jesus could heal the painful memories from their past, memories that had stolen their joy and were keeping them from their God-ordained future.  They had no idea that God was so good, so powerful and so faithful to keep all His promises.  Revelation is a powerful gift of God that brings transformation.
 
A close second was the discovery of the authority and power they have as a believer in Jesus Christ.  Scripture declares we are not victims but more than conquerors.  We are sons and daughters of the Creator of the universe, the One who gives and sustains life and gives it abundantly.  But we do have to choose to live like it, an act that comes only when we understand our God-given authority and...
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The Apostle Paul’s Model of Discipleship

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

Be imitators of me just as I also am of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1)  Generally speaking, there hasn’t been any shortage of Biblical teaching about the desire/need that every follower of Christ has to discover/live God’s plan and purposes for their lives. Yet, even with an abundance of good teaching, knowing and living God’s plan remains an elusive, and seemingly unreachable, goal for many.  The results have been devastating for individual believers and the church ... More

Has Your Spiritual Passion Deserted You?

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

It is natural to have our passion for Jesus and the spiritual life to ebb and flow just like other relationships in our lives.  But in those times of extended barrenness, it is often helpful to know why our passion has left us so that we can cooperate with the Holy Spirit to get it back. Pastor and author Gordon MacDonald refers to this spiritual barrenness as a loss of passion for our first love Jesus Christ.  In his book, Restoring Your Spiritual Passion, he lists seven ... More

Meditation: A Key Ingredient for Transformation

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

The Bible has much to say about the discipline of meditation. It is in fact one of the key ingredients in the process we refer to as spiritual transformation. In the paragraphs that follow I have listed some Scriptures, definitions, explanations and personal life practices that enabled me to incorporate mediation as a part of my daily walk with God. I would encourage you to reflect on the various Scriptures and then pick a couple to memorize and meditate upon until God ... More

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