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What’s the best story ever told? Of course it includes a hero and a villain, a conflict, climax and resolution, it begins with “Once upon a time…” and ends with “Happily ever after.” We recognize a good story because it’s built into us by our Creator, the Author of Life. God’s Epic Story, also known as the Bible, is one of incredible adventure and love. God’s desire is for our story to come into his epic story. That’s where we find our true meaning and purpose, playing our unique role in his grand adventure.

Come join the most incredible story ever told as we read through the Bible narrative using The Story, a chronological compilation of the Bible from beginning to end. We’ll spend 33 weeks seeing how our story becomes most full within God’s Epic Story.

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11/12/17 - God's given you a mission. It's an impossible mission. In fact if you got the written instructions ...
11/5/17 - New Hampshire is the only state whose motto has two verbs - Live Free or Die. Revolutionary War General ...
10/29/17 - The God of the first half of the Bible is the same as the God of the ...
10/22/17 - One of the first rules in running is that you don't look back. Looking back breaks your stride ...
10/15/17 - What would you think if you were thrown in a pit and left to die, then sold ...
10/8/17 - If you were given a blank slate to create a new nation how would you start? I ...
10/1/17 - The beginning of the Bible is epic! In the first three chapters alone, we learn of how ...
9/24/17 - I believe that the manner in which you approach the Bible says everything about how you approach ...
9/17/17 - What's your relationship with the Bible? The average American household has four Bibles, but only a small ...
9/10/17 - What’s the best story ever told? Of course it includes a hero and a villain, a conflict, ...
9/3/17 - I love rafting. There's something effortless and peaceful about going with the flow of the river. Too often ...
8/27/17 - What's your number one priority? If we're honest it probably changes from day to day and is ...
8/20/17 - If you were God, how would you decide who gets into Heaven? Jesus makes it very clear that ...
8/13/17 - Everyone dies. There's no getting around that. But what happens when you die? That's not a question ...
8/6/17 - Some of you are touchy-feely people, others of you are not. Jesus came to earth to walk ...
7/30/17 - Have you met the Holy Spirit? Throughout his time on earth, Jesus promised his followers a relationship with the ...
7/23/17 - What's the dirtiest you've ever been? For me, our home improvement projects make me messy. A good ...
7/16/17 - If you look closely at every U.S. coin and bill, you will see the words, "In God ...
7/9/17 - Our boys couldn't get enough of archery at our latest camping trip. Repeatedly they shot for the ...
7/2/17 - Somehow as Americans we've come to  believe that the Declaration of Independence is for individuals. When our founding ...
6/25/17 - What are your spiritual beliefs? Where did they come from? What beliefs will stand up when your faith ...
6/18/17 - How open is your heart to God? As a loving Father God wants to pour out gifts ...
6/11/17 - God has gifts for each of us. One of those gifts is the ability, by his Spirit, ...
6/4/17 - Healthy churches need healthy families; healthy families need healthy marriages. With so much confusion in our culture, how ...
5/28/17 - When you dream, what do you dream about? God has given us the ability to dream big ...
5/21/17 - What comes to mind when you hear the word prophecy? Nostradamus? End of the world dates? Crystal balls? ...
5/14/17 - How do you define love? Is it a feeling, an emotion, a force? Or is it something greater? ...
5/7/17 - Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit? In the early church people were sure if they ...
4/30/17 - We all hear voices. Some voices from the past tear us down; some voices misguide us; some voices ...
4/23/17 - What does it look like to battle a giant with nothing but a few smooth stones and faith ...
4/23/17 - https://vimeo.com/215111514 Tim O'Keefe speaking at Sandbox Church in Houston - April 23, 2017   For more on ...
4/16/17 - What's your source of hope? Look at the daily news and the world around us and there's not ...
4/9/17 - We hear lots of voices everyday. How do you know it's God's voice speaking above the noise? God ...
4/2/17 - We live in a noisy world. Does God still speak to us amidst that noise? Does he speak ...
3/26/17 - God wants us to become more like Jesus. How do you get off the spiritual couch while not go ...
3/19/17 - We live in a fast-paced world. Text messages, email notifications, news tickers, social media feeds, and the ubiquitous TV keep ...
3/12/17 - There are no arm chair Christians - followers of Jesus serve like he did - sacrificially and ...
3/5/17 - Worship is not just singing songs on Sunday. Worship is not just going to church. Worship is not ...
2/26/17 - Did you know that if you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food ...
2/19/17 - Denying ourselves is not an easy thing. Jesus never promised following him would be easy, but he ...
2/12/17 - Who first shared Jesus with you? I love thinking about the progression of people who have shared Jesus ...
2/5/17 - Prayer is not something we just know how to do. Just like young children learning how to speak and ...
1/29/17 - Who would go into battle without having clear communication with their commanding officer? Imagine storming a fortress without ...
1/22/17 - My senior year of high school, I crossed the finish line of several cross country races looking green and ...
1/15/17 - What are you consuming on a daily basis? The average America consumes two cups of coffee everyday, drinks ...
1/8/17 - What is your main goal in life? Happiness? Success? Financial stability? God created us to become like his ...
1/1/17 - With the new year comes fresh opportunity. This year, we are calling the church to some spiritual training ...
12/24/16 - Merry Christmas! The story of Christmas is one of FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. For centuries Jews ...
12/18/16 - In the midst of a busy Christmas season, Gary reminds us to give God thanks. We ...
12/11/16 - When its harvest time in the vineyards, it's all hands on deck. Vintners know that there's ...
12/4/16 - Ever walked into a room and felt the atmosphere of that place? Sometimes the atmosphere is electric ...
11/27/16 - Often times when we look at people we see what's wrong with them - the things ...
11/20/16 - Oftentimes a single event in our lives causes us to compromise our freedom and sets us on ...
11/13/16 - Last week, the media missed the reality of America's political leaning. As a church, we don't ...
11/6/16 - Too often we think that our struggle is too much for God. God's bigger than that! ...
10/30/16 - What do you do when tempted? Do you give in or fight? At the beginning of ...
10/23/16 - Some people liken unforgiveness to drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. Grudges, curses, revenge, ...
10/16/16 - If we're really honest, most of us would admit there are parts of us that are ...
10/9/16 - Chances are you wouldn't get on the field ...
10/2/16 - Why is the world the way it is? Why are there disasters, famines, violence, sickness, death? ...
9/25/16 - Hope. Where's your hope? For many, we hope for a better future, or an easier life, or ...
9/18/16 - One of the things I love about the Bible is that it explains so many things: ...
9/11/16 - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but everything is not awesome. Recently major ...
9/4/16 - I saw a sign recently that said, "We all love the red, white and blue until ...
8/28/16 - Read the newspaper or look around town and you see that our communities are broken. Addiction, ...
8/21/16 - I know for me when I get my priorities backwards, life doesn't go very well. In our ...
8/14/16 - Faith is not just a Sunday thing but an every day of the week thing. Gary ...
8/7/16 - The average Facebook user has 338 friends. That's a lot of people. I've heard studies suggest ...
7/31/16 - I'll admit I'm not much of a dancer. The one time Marina and I took dancing lessons the ...
7/24/16 - The Bible is God's loves story with humanity. It tells of God's unfailing love for Israel (in ...
7/17/16 - Everyone has a family. Not everyone has a healthy family. Let's face it, family can be ...
7/10/16 - How do you know your church is healthy? When you go to the doctor they run all ...
7/3/16 - What is be basis for healthy relationships? As humans we know that relationships are important to ...
6/26/16 - Jesus calls us to go and make disciples. We all need to be goers, whether around ...
6/26/16 - Thanks to Gary Littell for encouraging us to live out our faith in action! God used ...
6/19/16 - In our family, we often tell our kids they have two daddies. Now, we're not saying ...
6/12/16 - If you were put on trial for being a Spirit-filled follower of Jesus, would you be ...
6/5/12 - Wouldn't you like to see people around you more joyful? Wouldn't you like to have more ...
5/29/16 - If you've ever applied for a job, you've had to contemplate what makes you stand out ...
5/22/16 - What are you afraid of? No, take a minute to think about it. ... I'll bet, ...
5/15/16 - What do you really want most in life? Peace, money, rest, enlightenment, meaning, adventure? These are ...
5/8/16 - Ever wonder why 2,000 years after his life, death and resurrection we're still talking about and ...
5/1/16 - Jesus did a lot of miracles. He healed the sick people, raised dead people, walked on ...
4/24/16 - If we accept Jesus, we accept his mission. In Matthew 28:17-20, Jesus lays out the mission ...
4/17/16 - Jellyfish. Sure they are beautiful, but they are at the mercy of the current. They're directionless. When ...
4/10/16 - I love how Jesus appears to the disciples early one morning after his resurrection. They've ...
4/3/16 - Gary says we are all posers, trying to be someone we are not. The ...
3/27/16 - Easter is a great time to take a look at our  lives think about our spiritually. Some ...
3/20/16 - Imagine for a moment that you were driving a car and unintentionally hit someone and killed ...
3/13/16 - What do you do when you mess up? You know that feeling that comes over you ...
3/6/16 - I remember one high school cross country race where our lead runner made a wrong turn. ...
2/28/16 - Jesus calls us as the church to love one another in a way that people will ...
2/21/16 - Washing feet in the first century was reserved for only the lowest servants. So when Jesus, on ...
2/14/16 - Thanks to Gary Littell for the heartfelt message on God's Blueprint for Marriage from ...
2/7/16 - Faith. We all exercise faith in all sorts of ways everyday. Whether is having faith ...
1/31/16 - As a church we are about grace, growth, and greater things. Grace has to do with the ...
1/24/16 - What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Living in the Rocky Mountains we get to ...
1/17/16 - When I was in seventh grade I lost a friend who ditched me for the cool ...
1/10/16 - We are created for community. God himself says, "It is not good for man to be ...
1/3/16 - Opinions abound about who Jesus is. Great moral teacher, prophet, myth, rebel, savior. But who is ...
1/1/16 - Happy New Year! We pray that this year is your most incredible yet with a closer ...
12/24/15 - What is the most awe-inspiring thing you've ever seen? Perhaps it's the majesty of the Grand Canyon, ...
12/21/15 - Seems like we prepare for all sorts of things for Christmas: food, presents, decorations, Christmas parties ...
12/13/16 - How many five year plans have ever come to fruition for you? For me, it seems ...
12/6/15 - Growing up in the 80s, we used the word "righteous" when referring to how cool parachute ...
11/29/15 - In the middle of a storm, fighting rain, wind, waves and darkness, the disciples didn't have ...
11/15/15 - What is it that nourishes your soul? Hobbies, nature, relationships, and exercise are all great things. ...
11/8/15 - A few times my senior year of high school, I passed out after finishing cross-country races. One ...
11/1/15 "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of messengers who bring good news!" - Isaiah 52:7...
10/25/15 "For the Son of Man [Jesus] came to seek and to save [sozo] that which was lost." - Jesus ...
Our family loves this time of year. Cooler weather, beautiful fall colors, pumpkins and apple cider! I'm always ...
10/18/15 - Why do we as American's love reality TV so much? I believe it's because we long ...
8/9/15 - Tim uses the story of Jesus healing a boy from a demon in Luke 9 to show ...
What’s the most important thing to you? It could be your family, your health, your job, your home. ...
"You're not the same guy I met several months ago," someone said at our Glenwood Life Group meeting ...
3/15/15 - How can we be right with God and with others? Righteousness comes from God through faith, ...
On September 20, 2014 my wife Marina and our ...
Are you living a life in fear or by faith in God? Looking at the Parable of the ...
How do you really love someone? As followers of Jesus, we got to love people by giving them ...
Tim asks the question: "Are you thirsty to be known by God and others?" Each of us is ...

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