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All He Wants for Christmas is You | #1004

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Advent 4 – God offers the gift of a relationship with Himself. Joseph welcomes the Christ Child even though it totally changes his plans. Are you willing to let friendship with God be the most important thing in your life?

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New Life in Christ

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Part 4 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ The Jews had been slaves in Egypt. Then Moses came and led them out. As the Israelites marched out into the desert, they thought they were free. But their wandering in the desert …

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What is the Reason for the Season? The Answer Will Surprise You | #1003

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Advent 3 – Jesus comes to rescue us from lies of the Enemy. God has not abandoned you. Your sinfulness is the reason for the season. We can trust God. If your Advent season has proven your need for a savior, then Rejoice, because the Lord is near.

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Rescued by Jesus Christ

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Part 3 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ Why did Jesus die on the cross? We know that the cross was an instrument of torture and oppression. Roman citizens could not be crucified; it was reserved for slaves and foreigners. Crucifixion …

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Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? | #1002

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Advent 2 – The Devil is a creature made by God. He became evil when he rebelled against God. His lies cause the human race to mistrust God and disobey Him. We have become enslaved by forces of Sin and Death. And we can do nothing to free ourselves.

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Searching in the Darkness for Your True Identity | #1001

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Advent 1 — We searched for an hour to find a dead deer in the dark woods. Eventually the blood trail led us to the deer. Not only do we live in God’s creation, but we are God’s creation! Follow the Blood of Jesus to find your true identity.

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Created by God Our Father

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Part 1 of a four-part series on the Good News. Created by God our Father Kidnapped by the Enemy Rescued by Jesus Christ New Life in Christ “The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best …

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This Is Why Catholics Genuflect at Mass | #954

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Ordinary 34 (Christ the King) Everything was created by God. But the Enemy tricked us into refusing to serve God. Jesus comes to set us free from sin and death. When we genuflect at Mass, we are saying: I put my life at the service of the true King.

No One Walks Alone On the Pilgrimage to Eternal Life | #950

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All Souls – We live in a beautiful world created by our Heavenly Father. Though sin has made it a wilderness of death, Jesus comes to suffer and die for us. We walk with each other and Jesus walks with us. Take his hand and he will lead you home!