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Gold Buried in the Ground

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Did you hear this story? This week a couple in California found $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property in the shadow of an old tree. What are they going to do with this buried treasure that they discovered? They plan on paying off some bills and quietly donating to charities.

What would you do if you found a $10 million treasure?

Believe it or not, this Sunday Jesus would actually have each of us think about that as he tells us a story about a man who decided to take his tremendous treasure of gold, dig a hole, and hide it in the ground. You can read about it ahead of time in what is sometimes called the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30.

Join us Sunday as we wrap up our series Buried Treasure with this perspective altering, life-changing parable!

Last chance to register for our “church and a movie” event! After church this Sunday, you are invited to stick around and watch the movie Son of God at 10:30. As a church we are buying out theater #6 (right …

Victory News

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You never know how important forgiveness is—until it’s your turn to forgive. And the only thing harder than forgiving someone, is not forgiving. But this Sunday we’re going explore with Jesus as our guide how forgiveness is like a hidden treasure.

When you find that your own forgiveness is an impossibly priceless treasure given to you as a gift for Jesus’ sake, then you will also find the power to forgive others.

Register now for our “church and a movie” event! Next Sunday, March 2nd we’ll have our regular Sunday service at 9:09 (You don’t need to register for that!) But then after the service, stick around to watch the movie Son of God at 10:30. As a church we are buying out a whole 195 seat auditorium. This means we can get discounted tickets at $7 apiece. You can also buy a discounted popcorn and soda. Please let us know how many tickets you’d like us to reserve for you and your friends because quantities are limited. This is an awesome opportunity for you to use to i…

Building on the Rock

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I read a Chinese proverb this week on Twitter. It goes like this. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” There’s some wisdom there I think when it comes to doing something good that you wish that you’d done long ago.

There’s some truth to that also when it comes to building your life on God and putting his word into practice. The best time to do it was years ago. The second best time is now. Sounds at least somewhat encouraging, right?

But as Christians we have an even greater reason to want to build our lives on God besides a pithy little proverb. We actually have a gracious God whose love for us is inexhaustible, whose grace is unconditional.

And since we have such a Savior God whose love for us doesn’t shift like sand, now is always the best possible time to build our lives on his grace. In fact it’s never too late to (re)build your life on the rock solid foundation of Jesus Christ and start following his blueprint for how life wor…