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Where Do I Draw the Line #3 - Turning the Other Cheek

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God's Sustaining Grace
Favor of God #3 | Understanding the blessings of living under the Lord | May 8, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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May 09, 2022
God's Saving Grace
Favor of God #2 | Understanding the blessings of living under the Lord | May 1, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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May 09, 2022
God's Common Grace
Understanding the blessings of living under the Lord | April 24, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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April 25, 2022
Hypocritical Religion Led to This | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
What Led to This #4 | Remembering the events that take us to the greatest victory in history | Mar 27, 2022 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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April 04, 2022
True Religion Led to This | Pastor Bill Meiter
What Led to This? #3 | Remembering the events that take us to the greatest victory in history | Mar 20, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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April 04, 2022
Treason of the Highest Order Led to This | Bill Meiter
What Led to This #1 | Remembering the events that take us to the greatest victory in history | Mar 6, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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April 04, 2022
Bold Claims Led to This | Pastor Bill Meiter
What Led to This #5 | Remembering the events that take us to the greatest victory in history | April 3, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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April 04, 2022
Stand Firm in Your Christian Faith
What Led to This? #2 | Remembering the events that take us to the greatest victory in history | Mar 13, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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March 14, 2022
The Overwhelming Evidence of God
Special guest speaker - Best selling author Eric Metaxas | Feb. 27, 2022 | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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March 01, 2022
Who Controls History?
What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #7 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later | Feb. 20, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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February 21, 2022
Doomed to Repeat the Past?
What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #6 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later | Feb. 13, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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February 14, 2022
Following Christ Isn't a Burden | Pastor Bill Meiter
What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #5 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later | February 6, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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February 07, 2022
The Most Dangerous Weapon
What I Wish I'd Known #4 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later | Jan. 30, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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January 31, 2022
Why Does God Allow Pain? | Dr. Greg Tonkinson
What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #3 | Jan. 23, 2022 | Dr. Greg Tonkinson | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give  Principles of Pain: Principle #1 - Difficulties Are Delivered to All  Principle #2  -We Can Lament  Principle #3 - We Can Pray for Relief  Principle #4 - We Can Praise God  Principle #5 - We Can Expect Growth
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January 24, 2022
Can Christians be Friends With the World?
What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #2 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later. | Jan 16, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give  THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF BEING FRIENDS WITH THE WORLD  Come completely out and never look back!    KEY VERSE John 15:18-21 ESV: If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.    A CULTURE THAT IS INCREASINGLY DRIFTING FURTHER AWAY  Our culture is running headlong into greater and greater ungodliness! Specifically, the sexual revolution that started in the 1960’s has come to full fruition today!    CHRIST CALLED PEOPLE TO A RADICAL COMMITMENT  Christ called upon people to deny themselves and take up their crosses: Mt. 16:24-25;  Lk. 14:25-27  When a person becomes a Christian they are a totally-new creation: 2 Cor. 5:17; Ga. 2:20 Believers are radically different from unbelievers in the most important ways:  2 Cor. 6:14-16; 11:14-16; Rom. 8:6-7  RC Sproul once said, “The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men.”   THERE IS NO SCENARIO WHERE BEING FRIENDS WITH THE WORLD WORKS  Too many churches have sought to find “common ground” with the world specifically with regard to marriage, gender and sexual ethics!   Charles Spurgeon once said this, “I fear that sometimes, in our endeavors to be sweet in disposition, we have not been strong in principle.  “Charity” is a word that is greatly cried up nowadays; but often, it means that, in trying to be courteous, we have also been traitorous.”  Making concessions with the world will not lead to “common ground,” only to “compromised ground.” Elijah was a man who left no room for any compromise--whatsoever--I Kings 18:21 There is a type of “tolerance” God hates: Rev. 2:14-16; 20-23; James 4:4  DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR LIVING A LIFE  RADICALLY SET APART  It’s 100% certain that the people of this world will find your holy life “strange:” 1 Peter 4:3-4  As believers we are to set our gaze straight ahead--never looking back--never looking around: Luke 9:57-62   QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION  Where have you seen the church seeking to find “common ground” with the world?  Why do you think the church (and believers) have such a hard time remembering that it’s impossible to be friends with the world? Where do you think the church needs to “hold the line” with regard to the truth of “God’s Word” right now?  How might you encourage other believers this week to stand strong?
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January 17, 2022
What do You Worry About?
What I Wish I'd Known #1 | Going back the basics of what it means to follow Christ | Jan 9, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give WORRIED ABOUT ALL THE WRONG THINGS LEARNING TO CHOOSE THE “GOOD PORTION” KEY VERSE Luke 10:38-42 ESV… Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” ARE YOU WORRIED? It has been said that about 85% of the things people worry about never come to pass. The world would be a different place if people could be “wiser” when it comes to “worrying”! TWO SISTERS… TWO DIFFERENT CONCERNS Mary and Martha perfectly illustrate how easy it is to be concerned about all the wrong things! Martha had the LIVING LORD… sitting in her LIVING ROOM!  But Martha let the guest in her home distract her from being a guest at Jesus’ feet! There is nothing necessarily wrong with desiring to be a good host… Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9 It’s when we let “lesser-good things” crowd-out “better-eternal things”... that it becomes a “very-bad thing”. CHOOSING  THE GOOD PORTION Jesus commend Mary for choosing the “good portion”... Luke 10:42 As human beings… we are naturally inclined to choose “good portions” The rich young ruler is a great example of choosing a “bad portion”... Mark 10:17-22 The Apostle Paul warned about  letting the temporal override the eternal… 1 Timothy 6:10 THE DANGER OF LIVING IN THE LAND OF PLENTY We live in the… “land of plenty”… Surrounded by “endless luxury”… In a culture that has “all the wrong priorities”... if ever there were a generation who could be focused on all the wrong things… while missing out on what truly matters…  It’s our generation! Not to mention… that we also live in a land of… 24 hour news… Non-stop sports… Endless entertainment… And round-the-clock politics! QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION Who do you relate more to… Mary or Martha? What “worldly worries” keep you from “Kingdom Priorities”? Can you think of a time when you choose the “good portion” spiritually speaking? What can we learn from Jesus’ encounter with the rich-young ruler? What can you do this week to focus on those things that truly matter!
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January 10, 2022
Three New Year's Resolutions For The Church
Remembering and following Christ in the new year | January 2, 2022 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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January 04, 2022
Light in the Darkness
In a dark world, we must resolve to following God and being light | Dec 26, 2021 | Paul English | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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December 28, 2021
How to be Bold in Your Christian Faith
Advent 2021 - The Fullness of Time #4 | God's plan for salvation was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus Christ | Dec 19, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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December 20, 2021
The Fullness of Time #3 - Born of Woman
Advent 2021 - The Fullness of Time #3 | God's plan for salvation was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus Christ | Dec 12, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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December 13, 2021
The Fullness of Time #2 - A God Who Withholds Nothing
Advent 2021 - The Fullness of Time #2 | God's plan for salvation was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus Christ | Dec 5, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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December 06, 2021
The Prophesy Fulfilled
Advent 2021 - The Fullness of Time #1 | God's plan for salvation was fulfilled with the birth of Jesus Christ | Nov 28, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 29, 2021
Courage in the Face of Cultural Pressure
2 Thessalonians #6 | The Thessalonians stood firm in the face of cultural pressure in their time | Nov 21, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 22, 2021
2 Thessalonians #5 - The Man of Lawlessness
The man of lawlessness and the return of Christ | Nov 14, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 15, 2021
2 Thessalonians #4 - The Rebellion
The man of lawlessness and the return of Christ | November 7, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 09, 2021
The Power of Words
The power to speak is often greater than we realize | Oct. 24, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 03, 2021
Worthy While Waiting
2 Thessalonians #3 | The man of lawlessness and the return of Christ | Nov 6, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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November 01, 2021
2 Thessalonians #2 - Hope in the Storm
The man of lawlessness and the return of Christ | Oct. 17, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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October 18, 2021
2 Thessalonians #1 - Solid in the Storm
The man of lawlessness and the return of Christ | Oct. 10, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | http://az.church | Online giving: http://az.church/give
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October 13, 2021
I Didn't See That Coming #6 - Missing the Greatest Gift Ever
I Didn't See That Coming: They missed the greatest gift ever given | Sep. 19, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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September 20, 2021
I Didn't See That Coming #5 - God Behaves Badly?
I Didn't See That Coming: God Behaves Badly? | Sep. 12, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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September 12, 2021
I Didn't See That Coming #4 - Is This a Test?
I Didn't See That Coming: Is This a Test? | Sep. 5, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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September 06, 2021
How David Kept His Faith in God
I Didn't See That Coming #3: David... A Storm He Didn't See Coming | August 29, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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August 30, 2021
I Didn't See That Coming #2
I Didn't See That Coming: Courage in the Face of the Unexpected | August 22, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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August 30, 2021
I Didn't See That Coming #1 - God's Unexpected Ways
I Didn't See That Coming: God's Unexpected Ways | August 15, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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August 16, 2021
Prayer #2 - How To Pray
Prayer: How To Pray Like Jesus | August 8, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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August 10, 2021
Prayer #1 - Don't Give Up On Prayer
Why do we ask so little of God? | August 1, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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August 03, 2021
Fake News: God gives you only what you can handle
July 25, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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July 28, 2021
Fake News #4 - Don't Believe the Lie
Fake News: Don't believe the lie that the Church has to adapt or die! | July 18, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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July 19, 2021
Fake News 3: Clearing the Confusion
Fake News: Clearing the Confusion | July 11, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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July 12, 2021
Fake News 2 - Alternative Religions
Fake News: The true nature of the Social Justice Movement | July 4, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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July 05, 2021
Fake News 1 - The Origin of Fake News
Fact Checking the news Christians are being told is true! | June 27, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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June 28, 2021
No Change in the Foundation
Biblical principles to counter an increasingly egocentric society. | June 20, 2021 | Pastor Greg Tonkinson | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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June 22, 2021
Hear & Do #2 - Do the Word
Two small steps to help you make one big difference! | June 13, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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June 14, 2021
Hear & Do #1 - Hear the Word
Two small steps to help you make one big difference! | June 6, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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June 09, 2021
Where Do I Draw The Line #7 - A Case Study
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | May 30, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church | Online giving: az.church/give
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May 31, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #6 - In the World, Not of the World Pt. 2
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | May 23, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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May 24, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #5 - In the World, Not of the World
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | May 16, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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May 17, 2021
Mother's Day 2021
If you want your children and grandchildren to follow Jesus every day of their lives, make him part of your everyday life.  | May 9, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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May 10, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #4 - Irrational/Foolish People
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | May 2, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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May 03, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #3 - Turning the Other Cheek
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | April 25, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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April 26, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #2 - Family
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | April 18, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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April 19, 2021
Where Do I Draw the Line #1
Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | April 11, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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April 12, 2021
Easter 2021
April 4, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | az.church
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April 05, 2021
Thessalonians #12 - Together
Encouraged Beyond Words | Dr. Greg Tonkinson | Arizona Community Church | March 28, 2021 | az.church
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March 29, 2021
Thessalonians #11 - Can You be More Specific?
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | March 21, 2021 | AZCC.org
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March 22, 2021
Thessalonians #10 - Getting up to Speed on the Afterlife
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | March 14, 2021 | AZCC.org
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March 15, 2021
Thessalonians #9 - Staying Levelheaded About the Lord's Return
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | March 7, 2021 | AZCC.org
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March 08, 2021
Thessalonians #8 - God’s Will Made Easy—Just be Holy
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | February 28, 2021 | AZCC.org
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March 01, 2021
Thessalonians #7 - Eternal News is the Best News
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | February 21, 2021 | AZCC.org
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February 22, 2021
Thessalonians #6 - Unshaken by Satan
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | February 14, 2021 | AZCC.org
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February 15, 2021
Thessalonians #5 - Always be an Imitator Never a Capitulator
Encouraged Beyond Words | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | February 7, 2021 | AZCC.org
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February 08, 2021
Thessalonians #4 - Keys to a Godly Reputation Pt. 2
Why you're crazy to not wanna be like your parents | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | January 24, 2021 | AZCC.org
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February 01, 2021
Thessalonians #3 - Keys to a Godly Reputation
Why your best defense is a life well-lived | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | January 24, 2021 | AZCC.org
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January 25, 2021
Thessalonians #2 - A Church With A Great Reputation
For What Are You Known? | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | January 17, 2021 | AZCC.org
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January 18, 2021
Thessalonians #1 - Background & History
"How One City was Never the Same!" | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | January 10, 2021 | AZCC.org
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January 11, 2021