Category Archives: Devotional

Common Notes 1.21.20

Here’s a summary of Tuesday’s message: Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the … Continue reading

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Common Notes 1.14.20

In case you missed it, Common Ground started back last night and we had a great time worshipping together and eating pizza at Gusano’s afterword. Here’s a short take on the message: After this Jesus and his disciples went into … Continue reading

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Common Notes 9.24.19

Last night at Common Ground we played a game called Ruining the World, where contestants had to tell us how Abraham Lincoln, The Washington Monument and Public Transportation were ‘ruining the world.’ We also watched a slideshow from this weekend’s … Continue reading

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Peace through the pain

Brokenness is everywhere. It touches us all. Directly or indirectly, we have all felt its impact. People are betrayed by friends, abused by loved ones and belittled acquaintances in the classroom, dorm room and workplace all the time. Not only … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.14.17

Imagine what it would be like to get married, then the way to the reception hear your new spouse say something like, “I’m so glad we got married, I’ll see you every Sunday now!” How would you react to that? … Continue reading

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The green-eyed monster

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Shakespeare, ‘Othello’ Shakespeare was right, jealousy is a monster, and it will not only consume you, it will create all kinds … Continue reading

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The God Who Sees

Hagar. Ring a bell? Probably not. In the grand arc of the Old Testament story of God’s people she is little more than a footnote. Maybe it’s time to fix that, though, because the story of Hagar is rich with … Continue reading

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