Cause and Effect

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CHOOSE: Cause and Effect with Hal Hester Deuteronomy 28.1-19 You know, the laws of Cause & Effect come to us in the Bible as Reaping & Sowing or in today’s text as Blessings & Cursings. While the concept is a little bit over simplified here in Deuteronomy the premise stands that what we do matters […]

Pentecost: The Power of Prayer

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Title: Pentecost: The Power of Prayer Author: Hal Hester Scripture Read: Acts 2.1-47 Description: Pentecost is the anniversary day of the Church, when the Holy Spirit came in power in Jerusalem to the Apostles and promoted Peter to preach that first message and 3,000 people responded. But why did they respond so powerfully? Does God […]

Innocence or Ignorance

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Series: CHOOSE Title: Innocence or Ignorance Author: Hal Hester Scripture read: Deuteronomy 19 Description: Covering our eyes, plugging our ears and shutting our mouths doesn’t make us innocent. God has called us out to be a voice to the lost for the least and hope for those who are last.

Justice for the Poor -OR- Poor Justice

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Choose: Justice for the Poor –OR– Poor Justice Deuteronomy 15. 1-29 29 April 2018 The Bible is full of references to justice as either the strength or the failure of a nation. today in the evangelical church we tend to focus on salvation and say very little about justice preferring to leave that to the “liberal” […]

Blessings or Iniquities

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Series: CHOOSE Title: BLESSINGS OR INIQUITIES Author: Hal Hester Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 6.1-25 Date: 22 April 2018 The fall out of bad decisions rarely affects just ourselves, just today but typically impact our families for generations. To this ends Moses tells Israel that to counter balance that God has promised to bless those who love […]

It’s the Little Things

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Series: CHOOSE Title: It’s the Little Things Author: Hal Hester Scripture Read: Deuteronomy 5.1-33 Date: 15 April 2018 Description: Most of the time we make a thousand little decisions without much though, and then spend just a little more time when we come to those big decisions. We know the big things matter but in […]

Remember, Do Not Forget

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Series: CHOOSE Title: REMEMBER, DO NOT FORGET Author: Hal Hester Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 4.1-40 Description: Most people feel paralyzed by the list of choices at the local coffee shop but when it comes to life decisions that actually matter people often put forth less prayer and thought into the “how and why” of those choices than […]

Called Out

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Series: Revolution Title: Called Out Author: Hal Hester Scripture Reference: Matthew 28.1-29 Description: The word for church in the original language literally means we are the “called out.” In our society to be called out is associated with be publicly shamed, but in the biblical sense, it means that we have been identified as the […]

Making Room for Everyone

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Series: Revolution Title: Making Room For Everyone Author: Hal Hester Scripture: Matthew 21.1-17 Description: The Pharisees and the Sadducees had filled the Court of the Gentiles with sacrificial animals so that those who had traveled a long way could worship unhindered on Passover, but when Jesus made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem he didn’t see […]