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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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Common Notes 10.11.16

This week at Common Ground we looked at Ephesians 4:1-16. What we saw was a that by paying attention to how we live, and remembering and relying on His presence in our lives, we will as individuals be better able … Continue reading

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NoonDay Cafe Devo 3.2.16

Jason Taylor, Youth and Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church in Joplin, brought the devo at today’s NoonDay lunch at the BSU from Mark 9:1-8. Here’s a summary of his message: There was a time, scripture tells us, when Jesus … Continue reading

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Recent Events

Just a quick update on recent events… Thursday, February 25 was Collegiate Day of Prayer. CDOP is a nationwide effort to simply get people praying for college students around the county. This year the BSU took part by simply asking … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.22.16

On Tuesday night we took a look at Hosea: a minor prophet with a major message. This guy lived in the 8th century B.C. during a time when Israel had rather openly turned its back to God and was following … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.9.16

“That’s not fair!” Its one of the first phrases every child learns. Why? Because deep down inside, everyone wants justice, we want the world to be fair and we get upset when it isn’t. God is no different. “To do … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.2.16

  Last week at Common Ground we were blessed to have with us Gene Austin from the Missouri Baptist Convention. Gene was asked to speak to the group from the minor prophets (that section in your Bible right in front of … Continue reading

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Because God Loved You

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16  Jesus is the reason for Christmas. That’s easy to forget amid all the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

Every person has a story, and all those stories have real value. Recently the BSU took the initiative to properly prepare to tell our stories, or more accurately, God’s story in our lives. Students spent three weeks looking at passages … Continue reading

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NoonDay Cafe Devo 11.11.15

Mark 6:30-44 is almost always titled for the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000, but why should that matter to you? Here’s one plausible explanation… Ever feel overwhelmed? Stressed out? Harassed by the demands of school, work, family, friends and life … Continue reading

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