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Working Through Implicit Bias

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A conversation on what matters most
Take It Deeper Questions Read 1 Peter 2:4-12 When have you been most closely connected to a home improvement project? How did it go? What was most enjoyable? What was most unenjoyable? How do you respond to Peter's description of you in verse 9? What struggle within yourself are you facing that only Christ can help you overcome? How are you focused, confused, challenged or confused by this text today? Bible Reading Plan Titus 1 Titus 2 Titus 3 Philemon 1 Hebrews 13
24:39
October 17, 2020
A conversation on the good old days
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Mark 1:9-12 What do you need to hear (what would you like to hear) from people in your world? What do you need to hear (what would you like to hear) from God? What was God telling Jesus? What do you hear as God speaks these words over you? Do you hear what God is trying to say? Why or why not? How does it impact you that God spoke these things to Jesus before he started his public ministry? Bible Reading Plan: 2 Timothy 1 2 Timothy 2 2 Timothy 3 2 Timothy 4 Hebrews 11 Hebrews 12
27:12
October 7, 2020
A conversation on the greatness of Jesus
Take It Deeper Questions Read John 3:1-21 Who are the most important or famous people you know? What do you think Nicodemus had to overcome in order to come to Jesus? Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus? (vs. 1-2) How did Jesus respond? What does it mean to be born of water and Spirit? Why is Nicodemous an important perspective to bring to the famous verses of John 3:16-18? Bible Reading Plan Hebrews 1 Hebrews 2 Hebrews 3 1 Thessalonians 3 1 Thessalonians 4 1 Thessalonians 5
3:29:19
August 30, 2020
A conversation on love...
Take It Deeper Questions: Read 1 John 4:7-12 Share your “first love” story. If the absence of love leads to indifference, how is indifference similar and/or different to hate? How does God love? How does being loved by God and people affect you? How are we to love? Bible Reading Plan: Philippians 1 Philippians 2 Philippians 3 Philippians 4
25:50
August 15, 2020
A convesation on worry
Take It Deeper Questions Read Luke 18:35-43 Who is the most famous person you have seen up close? What were the circumstances? What do the disciples still fail to see about Jesus in this moment? What stands out about the beggars handicap, faith and character? What would have happened if the man didn’t take any initiative? What would have happened if Jesus would not have responded to the initiative? What insight does this story give into trusting God and being trustworthy in your relationship with God? How does this story challenge, encourage and give you focus? Bible Reading Plan Ephesians 1 Ephesians 2 Ephesians 3 Ephesians 4 Ephesians 5 Ephesians 6
22:06
August 12, 2020
A conversation on joy
Take It Deeper Questions Matthew 13:44-46 What is the most valuable thing you have either lost or found? Define joy. How and why is it possible to have joy in the midst of pain or cost? Why would someone joyfully do something that is not easy to do? Why do some people have a greater perspective while enduring things that are “costly” and are able to do them with joy? How are you challenged, focused and/or encouraged by our conversation on joy? Bible Reading Plan 2 Corinthians 13 Galatians 1 Galatians 2 Galatians 3 Galatians 4 Galatians 5 Galatians 6
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August 8, 2020
A conversation on peace and distress
Take It Deeper Questions Read John 14:25-27 What is peace? How do you know when you have it or when you see it in someone else? How does a person get it if they don’t have it? How can you help others in their relationship with peace? How should peace be affected by current circumstances and how should it be unaffected by current circumstances? Bible Reading Plan 2 Corinthians 7 2 Corinthians 8 2 Corinthians 9 2 Corinthians 10 2 Corinthians 11 2 Corinthians 12
26:59
July 29, 2020
A conversation on pursuing change through brokenness
Take It Deeper Questions Read Matthew 5:3-12 If our culture would write a version of blessed statements, what would they be? What is your version of personal blessed statements? How have Jesus’ blessed statements come to a different light in 2020? What are the internal changes that this year is giving you opportunity to embrace and follow through with? Bible Reading Plan 2 Corinthians 1 2 Corinthians 2 2 Corinthians 3 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 5 2 Corinthians 6
28:03
July 25, 2020
A conversation on connecting with God during support and opposition
What to read Read Psalm 139 and reflect on the concept of God being present through support and opposition. Take It Deeper Questions Read Philippians 4:10-20 What do you look back on as being the happiest days of your life? What is Paul’s secret to contentment? How does Paul’s view of contentment resemble or clash with our cultures view of contentment? How does Paul’s view of contentment resemble or clash with your view of contentment? What outside force is most likely to upset your contentment? What is key for you to be content irregardless to outside forces? Bible Reading Plan 1 Corinthians 11 1 Corinthians 12 1 Corinthians 13 1 Corinthians 14 1 Corinthians 15 1 Corinthians 16
2:29:37
July 11, 2020
A conversation on rebuilding relationship with God
Take It Deeper Questions Read Matthew 23:25-26 Share your worst restaurant experience. Why do people feel pressure to look good to others? Why do Christians feel similar pressure? What are the issues you have discovered with living life and faith as an external show? How does internal transformation affect all of these external pressures? How are you focused, challenged and encouraged by Jesus’ words today?
22:03
July 10, 2020
A conversation on learning from other’s failures
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Luke 10:25-37 In your mind, what sets someone apart as being extraordinary? What sets someone apart as being extraordinary to God? How does this parable address prejudices? Who has been a Good Samaritan in your life? Do you have any common obstacles to being a Good Samaritan? How are you encouraged and challenged by this parable today? Bible Reading Plan: Romans 16 1 Corinthians 1 1 Corinthians 2 1 Corinthians 3 1 Corinthians 4 1 Corinthians 5
35:47
June 27, 2020
Behind the Message - A conversation about value
Take it deeper questions What are some things in life that you value, that other may not? What problems arise when perceived value is lacking? How does someone change their perceived value? What are the consequences of refusing to change the way you perceive value in different groups of people? How can you increase your own perceived value of people who are different from you? When confronted with a broken system what is your personal responsibility? What are you, or can you do?
44:21
June 20, 2020
Behind the Message: Into the Unknown - A conversation on being ill equipped
Take It Deeper Questions Have you ever tried to use the wrong tool for a job you were doing? How did it go? What are some things you actually feel well equipped to deal with? How do you feel when you witness great injustice? How do you feel when you witness great justice? What does it mean to “love your neighbor as yourself?” How can you move from sympathy or empathy into compassion?
33:48
June 13, 2020
Behind the Message: Into the Unknown - Asked to do Something Impossible
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Matthew 4:18-22 What does following Jesus mean to you? What does it say about Jesus that He asked people to follow Him? What does it say about the disciples that they followed Jesus? What does it mean to be “made into a fisher of man?” What does it look like to follow Jesus in this season? Bible Reading Plan: Acts 28 Romans 1 Romans 2 Romans 3 Romans 4 Romans 5
27:35
June 6, 2020
Behind the Message: Into the Unknown - What do I do when I don’t know what to do?
Because of the stuff currently happening in Minneapolis, we currently do not have take it deeper questions or bible reading available for this week. We just ask that you pray for us, for our city, and wisdom full of compassion. Thank you.  - Greg
20:40
May 30, 2020
Behind the message: God Wants You Strong - A Conversation on Ephesians 6
Take It Deeper Questions Read Ephesians 6:10-23 If you were going into a “battle” today, would you tend to put on too much armor or not enough armor? Why? What sets you up for success on a normal day? Sets you up for struggle or failure? What sets you up for success in being Christlike? Sets you up for struggle or failure? With Paul’s equipment list in view, where are you adequately prepared and where do you have gapes to address? Bible Reading Plan Acts 18 Acts 19 Acts 20 Acts 21 Acts 22
11:10
May 23, 2020
Behind the Message: Effective Directive - A conversation on Ephesians 5
Read a written version of this conversation: Corner Church Blog Take It Deeper Questions Read Ephesians 5 How do you best receive direction? Worst? Why? How do you best receive correction? Worst? Why? How do you decide if a Biblical directive or correction is for you or not? How do you decide if you will do it or not? How do faith, belief, teaching and community fit into that equation? If Paul was writing you with some reminders, directives and corrections, how would you receive/process/react to his letter? Bible Reading Plan Acts 12 Acts 13 Acts 14 Acts 15 Acts 16 Acts 17 What to be reading as we are studying Ephesians Read the book of Galatians. How are Galatians and Ephesians similar and different?
32:47
May 16, 2020
Behind the Message: Grace led intentionality - Ephesians 4
Take It Deeper Questions: What were the house rules when you were growing up? Read Ephesians 4 Why does God care about how we live? (What are some potential “wrong” answers?) How has God refined you in the past? How is God refining you in this season? What do you think God wants to refine in you in the future? Bible Reading Plan: Acts 6 Acts 7 Acts 8 Acts 9 Acts 10 Acts 11 What to be reading as we are studying Ephesians: Read all of Ephesians in one sitting (It takes about 20 min.)
31:01
May 8, 2020
Behind the Message: For All - Ephesians 3
Take It Deeper Questions: When are you at your best? (Situation, season, scenario) When are you at your worst? (Situation, season, scenario) Read Ephesians 3 If grace is for all, who is most difficult for you to include in that all? Yourself or others? Why? How is God’s grace being played out in your life currently? How is God’s grace impacting you internally? Externally? If Paul’s prayer is answered in you, what happens? Bible Reading Plan: Acts 1 Acts 2 Acts 3 Acts 4 Acts 5 Places to be reading as we study Ephesians: Paul’s growing perspective of self and grace 1 Corinthians 9:1-2 - Defensive 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 -Self Righteous 1 Corinthians 11:1 - Perfected 1 Corinthians 15:9-11 - Convicted of past failings 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 - Something while being nothing Romans 1:1 - Servant of Jesus that is set apart Ephesians 3:7-9 - Less than the least Philippians 1:1 - Servants of Jesus Philippians 1:12-14 - Self sacrificing so even the least would know Jesus 1 Timothy 1:15-17 - The worst of sinners 2 Timothy 4:6-8 - Finished the race
36:53
May 4, 2020
Behind the Message: Through God's Grace - Ephesians 2
Read the written version Take It Deeper Questions: Read Ephesians 2 What is your ancestral heritage? How does that heritage impact where you are today? Define grace by illustrating it in a parable or a story. How is it possible to know about God’s grace while it has no personal impact? How has your understanding of God’s grace changed over time? How does Paul’s understanding of God’s grace impact his life? How does a lifelong process of greater understanding of God’s grace impact your life? Bible Reading Plan: John 15 John 16 John 17 John 18 John 19 John 20 John 21 Some great places to be reading as we talk through Ephesians: Ephesians 3 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Romans 3 Hebrews 4:14-16
24:50
April 25, 2020
Behind the Message: God Cares - He is with you.
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Philippians 4:1-9 What is the best thing that happened to you this week? What has brought you joy in this season of so many unknowns? Why does Paul bring relational reconciliation into this exhortation? How does Paul’s advice apply to our current situation with a global pandemic? What does prayer do as you process the anxieties of this season? Bible Reading Plan: Luke 17 Luke 18 Luke 19 Luke 20 Luke 21
26:57
April 22, 2020
Behind the Message: As Christ - Ephesians 1
Take It Deeper Questions: When you count your blessings, what do you put on the top of the list? Read Ephesians 1 As you read: Mark everything that Paul mentions that God gives to us or does for us. When is it easiest and when is it the most difficult for you to see God’s blessings? What have you needed from God in the past? What do you need from God today? In this season? What do you think Paul would tell you as you are reflecting on your current needs? Bible Reading Plan: John 9 John 10 John 11 John 12 John 13 John 14 Reading Suggestion for Ephesians Series: Ephesians 1-2 Acts 18-19 Revelation 2
24:50
April 18, 2020
Behind the Message: Engaging With Different
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Matthew 5:43-48 Who is easy for you to love? Who is it easy for you to avoid loving? If you read this text a month ago and now, how has the call in Jesus’ words changed or intensified? Why does Jesus bring perfection into this conversation? How can the call of this text be lived out in your life this week? Bible Reading Plan: Luke 12 Luke 13 Luke 14 Luke 15 Luke 16
30:36
April 15, 2020
Behind the Message: What makes Easter, Easter?
Take It Deeper Questions Read Luke 24:13-35 How would have you answered this question 45 days ago: What would I do if I was told to stay home and not come close to people? What has become more clear to you in this season brought on by the covid19? Where is your road to Emmaus - the place where Jesus surprised you recently? What changes in a person when he or she has faith that Jesus is risen? Bible Reading Plan John 3 John 4 John 5 John 6 John 7 John 8 We are starting a study of Ephesians next Sunday Ephesians 1
32:46
April 11, 2020
Behind the Message: Not how, but why do we pray?
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Luke 11:1-13 What was your perspective and practice of prayer when you were a child? What motivates the disciples to ask about prayer at this point? What insight does the parable give us about prayer? What should be the relationship between Jesus’ example of prayer and our prayers? What would you pass along to someone you were teaching to pray? Bible Reading Plan: Jesus with real people Luke 7 Luke 8 Luke 9 Luke 10 Luke 11
23:35
April 8, 2020
Behind the Message: God Gives Hope - Palm Sunday
TAKE IT DEEPER QUESTIONS Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 What is bringing you joy this week? What are you praying a lot about lately? What are you thankful for? How has the meaning of Paul’s words here changed in the past month? What is your personal call to action? Bible Reading Plan Luke 22 Luke 23 Luke 24 John 1 John 2
21:31
April 4, 2020
Behind the Message: Enjoy Fellowship
What does it look like to truly enjoy fellowship with God? 
27:23
April 1, 2020
Q Service - Gary and Noelle
How can you connect with neighbors who are different than you? 
10:27
March 31, 2020
Behind the Message - Reorient
Dialogue Questions How do people measure priorities? What direction do you need to turn away from? What things in life do you treasure? How is that treasure dictating your life’s direction?
31:11
March 25, 2020
Q Service - Rick
What do you do (should you do) when you discover you are wrong? 
12:43
March 24, 2020
Behind the Message: What Should We Talk About? • Personal Bible Study
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Psalm 13 Describe a burden that you are currently wrestling with. To what extent have you been honest with God about this burden? To what extent do you feel like you have surrendered this burden to the Lord? To what extent would you say you are honest with God in prayer? Why is it so important for us to be honest with God? What are the indications that you are trusting in the Lord? Bible Reading Plan Mark 13 Mark 14 Mark 15 Mark 16 Luke 1
42:08
March 18, 2020
Q Service - Michelle
How can you discover and deepen community in this season of life? 
07:05
March 17, 2020
Missions Trip Recap - Puerto Rico
What's the deal with mission trips, and why do church go on them? 
25:30
March 11, 2020
Q Service - Scott
As you reflect on your day to day life, what things sneak in and steal worship away from God? 
07:47
March 10, 2020
Behind the Message: Reconcile With Different
Take It Deeper Questions: Read 1 John 4:7-21 What personality trait or strength did you get from your father? Mother? What is the difference between love that is a feeling and love that is an action? If you want to do a better job of loving others, how should you go about it? How do you want to love others this week? At home, work, community, in a difficult relationship, with people that are similar to you, with people that are different from you. Bible Reading Plan: Mark 3 Mark 4 Mark 5 Mark 6 Mark 7
37:30
March 5, 2020
Q Service - Jenny
What would it look like I you jumped out of your comfort zone and leaned into community? 
06:01
March 3, 2020
Behind the Message: Reconciliation with Culture
Take It Deeper Questions: Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 If you were appointed as an ambassador, where would you like to be sent and where would you rather not be sent? What is the ministry of reconciliation? What is Paul implying by using the title ambassador? What motivation does Paul share for being Christ’s ambassador? What does being Christ’s ambassador look like in your life? Where do you have room to grow? How will you become a better ambassador? Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 26 Matthew 27 Matthew 22 Mark 1 Mark 2
36:24
February 27, 2020
Behind the Message: Reconciled To Others
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Ephesians 4:31-32 What does a “right” relationship with another person look like? What does a “wrong” relationship with another person look like? Can reconciliation with another person take place without returning to the good old days? How? Why? What keeps you from pursuing reconciliation with people? What keeps you (a person) focused on doing the work of reconciliation with people? Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 16 Matthew 17 Matthew 18 Matthew 19 Matthew 20
36:06
February 21, 2020
Ask a pastor: What do pastors do?
It's something between nothing and everything... 
09:11
February 18, 2020
Ask a pastor: How does God speak to you?
Short answer: probably the same way He speaks to you...
10:33
February 11, 2020
Behind the Message: With
Scott and Zach talk with Ty about a message he is sharing at all three Corner Church communities. 
53:38
February 10, 2020
Ask a Pastor: Why should I invite people to Church?
Whose responsibility is to invite your friends to Church? Is invitation even the goal? Why do some people invite everyone and others never invite anyone? 
09:42
February 4, 2020
Ask a Pastor: What conversations are hardest to have?
Hard conversation are... well... hard... 
08:47
January 28, 2020
Behind the Message: Reconciliation with God
Take It Deeper Questions: Read 1 John 4:7-21 What personality trait or strength did you get from your father or mother? How has God demonstrated that He is love? How can a person know God and experience His love? What is the connection between God’s love for us and the love we have for others? How do you feel nudged to love more sacrificially?
53:38
January 23, 2020
Ask a pastor: How do you grow?
Zach, Scott and Greg share how they personally continue to grow as individuals. 
10:02
January 21, 2020
Behind the Message: Multiplication - How We Plant
Take It Deeper Questions: What is freedom? What does it really look like to enjoy being free? What things keep you from experiencing freedom? What system do you use to try and be good enough? Read 1 John 1. The greek word used for fellowship means “deep conversation and intimacy”. Who do you have fellowship with? What does it mean to have fellowship with God? What does “living in the light” referring to? Bible Reading Plan - Read the New Testament in 2020 - cornerchurch.tv Matthew 6 Matthew 7 Matthew 8 Matthew 9 Matthew 10
29:24
January 18, 2020
Ask a pastor anything: Do you feel like you can be your authentice self?
Can pastors be authentic? Are there pressures to hide who they really are? 
06:45
January 14, 2020
Behind the Message: Reconciliation 101 - NOT FREE
Take It Deeper Questions Read Luke 15:11-32 Have you found yourself most often in the position of the son, father or brother? Why? What are the costs of unresolved estrangement? What are the costs of resolving estrangement? What is the difference between a truce and reconciliation? Why do some estrangements never get resolved? Where do you need to pay up today in order to walk towards reconciliation? Read The New Testament This Year: Week of January 5 • Jesus starts Matthew 1 Matthew 2 Matthew 3 Matthew 4 Matthew 5
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January 9, 2020
Ask a pastor: How do you handle skepticism?
A Corner Conversation short with Scott, Zach and Greg. 
14:04
January 7, 2020
Ask a pastor anything: What do you feel most insecure about?
Corner Conversation podcast short "Ask a Pastor anything" 
09:53
December 31, 2019
Ask a pastor anything: Why one church in three communities?
Another Corner Conversation short "Ask a Pastor Anything" 
13:43
December 24, 2019
Behind The Message: Rethink Christmas - Not Ideal is OK
Take It Deeper Questions Read Matthew 1:18-25 Share a story from your Christmas past How would you feel in Joseph’s shoes? What would you say to your family and friends? What reason does Matthew give as to why Jesus was born? (21) What do you learn from the faith of Joseph? Bible Reading Plan: Luke 3:1-20 Matthew 3:1-17 Luke 4:1-13 Matthew 4:1-11 Luke 4:14-30 Matthew 4:12-17 Luke 4:31-37 Matthew 4:18-25
30:40
December 21, 2019
Ask a pastor anything: Why do Christianity and guilt seem inseparable?
The first episode of our podcast shorts "Ask a pastor anything." 
11:57
December 17, 2019
Behind the Message: Rethink Christmas - Not Imprisoned by Circumstances
Take It Deeper Questions Read Matthew 1:18-24 What positive qualities about your parents come to mind as you recall your childhood? How do you think Mary and Joseph explained all this to their extended family? What do you learn about faith from Joseph? How have you experienced Jesus as Immanuel? Bible Reading Plan Matthew 1:1-17 Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew 2:13-18 Matthew 2:19-23 Matthew 13:53-57 Matthew 3:1-12
21:55
December 17, 2019
Behind the Message - Rethink the Holidays
 Take It Deeper Questions Read Romans 8:18-27 What signs of aging or weathering are you feeling in your bones? What do you think Paul means by the glory to come? Why do we as Christians groan? What is the difference between what Paul is talking about and wishful thinking? Bible Reading Plan Luke 1:1-25 Luke 1:26-38 Luke 1:39-56 Luke 1:57-80 Luke 2:1-21 Luke 2:22-40 Luke 2:41-51
47:34
December 8, 2019
Behind the Message - The Good Neighbor Paradox • Meets Needs
Take It Deeper Questions If you need exactly four people to help you with something, who would you ask? Why? Where do you think this desperation to get in front of Jesus came from? What did the paralyzed man think and feel as Jesus said his sins were forgiven? What did Jesus understand about this man’s deepest needs? How do you think the paralyzed man would recount the story twenty years later? How are you challenged, encouraged and/or focused in your loving your neighbors by this story? Bible Reading - Jesus Meets Needs Luke 4:31-37 Luke 4:38-44 Luke 5:1-11 Luke 5:12-15 Luke 5:17-26 Luke 5:27-32 Luke 5:33-39
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November 29, 2019
Behind the Message - The Good Neighbor Paradox • Know(n)
Take It Deeper Questions: Read John 10:1-21 Share your favorite pet or animal story. What is being illustrated about how Jesus knows us? What is being illustrated about how we can know Jesus? What is being illustrated about what Jesus has, is or could do for us? What is being illustrated about how we can respond to what Jesus does for us? How is this text nudging you today? Bible Reading Plan John 10:1-6 John 10:7-10 John 10:11-13 John 10:14-21 John 4:15-20 Matthew 12:22-29 John 13:31-38
27:06
November 21, 2019
The Neighbor Paradox
Take It Deeper Questions Read John 5:1-11 When you get sick, what are you like? Oscar the Grouch, Superman, Eeyore, other? How did Jesus place Himself in the life of the crippled man? What obstacles did Jesus overcome? (pre, during and post) How does this narrative shape your view of what it is to be a Christlike neighbor? Bible Reading Plan Matthew 4:18-22 Luke 19:1-10 Mark 5:24-34 John 5:1-11 Deuteronomy 22:1-4 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 10:25-37
47:34
November 8, 2019
The Final Instructions
Take it Deeper Questions Read James 5:13-20 What are the most common prayers people in your world pray? What troubles surround you? What troubles affect you directly? Share and then pray. What good things surround you? Share and celebrate them. Give thanks to God. Pray for yourself and people in your world xwho are in need of physical healing. Confess: In your heart. In writing. Outloud Pray for the people you know that have wandered from the truth.
39:24
November 1, 2019
Good Character
Take It Deeper Questions: Read James 5:1-12 What have you found it easy to be patient for and what have you found it difficult to be patient for? What character traits does James bring out in this text? Which of these character traits do you think is the most lacking in our culture, in you? How does a person grow in character? How does a person help others grow in character? How are you encouraged and challenged by this portion of James letter? Bible Reading Plan: 10-28 - James 5:13-20 10-29 - James 1:1-18 10-30 - James 1:19-27 10-31 - James 2 11-01 - James 3 11-02 - James 4 11-03 - James 5
47:34
October 26, 2019
Tomorrow
Take It Deeper Questions Read James 4:13-17 What tends to be the most distracting to you when you need to get something done? What are the differences between striving to get ahead and striving to do God’s will? With the distant future and epic things removed from the answer, what is God’s will for you? How are you personally focused by the word of James 4:17? Reading Plan 10-21 - James 5:1-12 10-22 - Matthew 6:25-34 10-23 - Matthew 7:1-6 10-24 - Matthew 7:7-12 10-25 - Matthew 7:13-20 10-26 - Matthew 7:21-29 10-27 - Luke 6:17-26
33:08
October 19, 2019
Submission and Faithfulness
Take It Deeper Question: Read James 4:1-12 Whom did you quarrel with most while growing up? Do you still quarrel with them in the same way today? When you quarrel, do you seek to understand what desire is really motivating you? Do you pray about this desire? How does pride fit into this process for you? Where do you need to improve? Bible Reading Plan 10-14 - James 4:13-17 10-15 - Matthew 6:19-24 10-16 - Matthew 6:25-34 10-17 - Matthew 7:1-6 10-18 - Matthew 7:7-12 10-19 - Matthew 7:13-20 10-20 - Matthew 7:21-23
28:52
October 12, 2019
Two Kinds of Wisdom
Take It Deeper Questions Read James 3:13-18 Who are the wise people in your world? Why do they stand out to you? What is the difference between worldly wisdom and Godly wisdom? What does following our own wisdom lead us to? How do we pursue Godly wisdom when it doesn’t feel logical? Bible Reading Plan October 7-13 10-7 - James 4:1-12 10-8 - Matthew 5:33-37 10-9 - Matthew 5:38-42 10-10 - Matthew 5:43-48 10-11 - Matthew 6:1-4 10-12 - Matthew 6:5-15 10-13 - Matthew 6:16-18
33:49
October 5, 2019
Where are your words steering you?
cornerchurch.tv Take It Deeper Question Read James 3:1-12 Who in your life has stood out as being unusually uplifting in their words? How have they impacted you and others? Jesus wasn’t always tame with His words. When is harsh language acceptable? Why do you think James and Jesus were both stern or harsh with religious insiders? If our tongue is our rudder or bit, where are your words steering you? What turns do you want or need to make? How are the words of James focusing you or challenging you today? Bible Reading Plan September 30 - October 6 9-30 - James 3:13-18 10-1 - Proverbs 31 10-2 - Matthew 5:1-12 10-3 - Matthew 5:13-16 10-4 - Matthew 5:17-20 10-5 - Matthew 5:21-26 10-6 - Matthew 5:27-32
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September 26, 2019
Ask a Pastor Anything #1
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September 23, 2019
Work, righteousness and grace
cornerchurch.tv Take It Deeper Questions Read James 2:14-26 Are you more likely to act without thinking or think without acting? What is the optimal relationship between faith and deeds? Does this optimal relationship mean salvation is received by doing things? Does this optimal relationship mean salvation is received by doing nothing? What can we learn from Abraham and Rahab? How are you challenged by James’ words today? Bible Reading Plan 9-16 - James 2:14-26 9-17 - Proverbs 19 9-18 - Proverbs 20 9-19 - Proverbs 21 9-20 - Proverbs 22 9-21 - Proverbs 23 9-22 - Proverbs 24
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September 19, 2019
Working Through Implicit Bias
Take It Deeper Questions: Read James 2:1-13 For what event would you consider buying the most expensive seats? Why? In what ways have you had favorites with people/relationships? In what ways have those been good/bad? How does favoritism impact loving our neighbors. Living out “Local, Early and Together?” How are you challenged and/or encouraged by James’ words in this portion of the text? Bible Reading Plan September 9-15 9-9 - James 2:1-13 9-10 - Proverbs 13 9-11 - Proverbs 14 9-12 - Proverbs 15 9-13 - Proverbs 16 9-14 - Proverbs 17 9-15 - Proverbs 18 cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee
31:42
September 7, 2019
Don't Just Listen, Do
Take it Deeper Questions Read James 1:19-27 Which best describes your temper: short fuse, big bomb, long fuse, little fizz, other? In what area of your life could you do a better job at applying God’s word rather than merely listening to it? What is the world's pollution that James talks about? How can you work towards not being polluted? How are you being nudged by James words today? Reading Plan 9-2 - James 1:19-27 9-3 - Proverbs 7 9-4 - Proverbs 8 9-5 - Proverbs 9 9-6 - Proverbs 10 9-7 - Proverbs 11 9-8 - Proverbs 12
39:04
August 31, 2019
Multiplication
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45:33
August 28, 2019
Building Perseverance - James 1
 corner.coffee cornerchurch.tv Take It Deeper Questions: Read James 1:1-18 What is the hardest test you remember taking? How did it go? How would more perseverance impact your life? Is your perseverance on an upward trajectory? Why or why not? How are you challenged or nudged by James’ words today? Reading plan for the week: 8-19 - James 1:1-18 8-20 - Proverbs 1 8-21 - Proverbs 2 8-22 - Proverbs 3  8-23 - Proverbs 4 8-24 - Proverbs 5 8-25 - Proverbs 6
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August 19, 2019
What does it mean to be neighborly?
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August 17, 2019
We are supposed to make each other better
cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee TAKE IT DEEPER QUESTIONS: Read Matthew 10 Have you ever had an unusual houseguest? What’s the story? What warnings or encouragements would you need to hear from Jesus in order to go out and represent Him? Under what circumstances do you find it most difficult to talk about your faith? What does the paradox in verst 39 mean? What do you think the disciples felt as they were empowered by JEssu? What do you feel as you are empowered by Jesus?
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August 8, 2019
How to: Humility
 Take It Deeper Questions Read James 4 How were fights resolved in your world when you were growing up? What is “friendship with the world?” Why does God oppose the proud?  Why does God give grace to the humble? What is false humility? What are the biggest roadblocks to being truly humble? cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee
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July 27, 2019
Vocational Christianity
Conversation lead by Ty Collins in prep for the message "Vocational Christianity."
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July 25, 2019
The Forgiveness Effect
 cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions: Matthew 18:21-35 What would you do to celebrate if all your debts were suddenly canceled? Do you tend to be quick or slow to forgive? Why?  What are the results of not being merciful? Physical, emotional and spiritual? What have you found helpful in forgiving those who have wronged you? How has God’s forgiveness affected your life and your willingness to forgive?
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July 24, 2019
Commitment is more than...
 cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions: Read Matthew 16:24-28 If a sociologist was tasked with understanding you and the only resource they were given was all of your stuff, what would they find? What would they write? What do these things  in verse 24 mean: Come after me (Jesus)? Deny self? Take up your cross? How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to lose your life in order to gain it? How would you explain to a twelve year old what it is to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? If salvation is not about what a person does, what is this reward that is mentioned in verse 27? How does this text challenge you today?
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July 14, 2019
A life of sacrifice
 instagram.com/cornerchurch cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Question Read 1 John 4:7-21 In the Aesop’s Fable, are you more like the tortoise or the hare? Why? Why are God’s commands “not burdensome?” What things can a Christian know? (vs. 13,15,18,19,20) How does your love for God affect you love for others? If 1 John was dropped from the Bible, what would be missing from the story of God’s redemptive work in history?
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July 6, 2019
More than just "I'll pray for you"
cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions Read John 17:20-26 What going away gift have you received or given that still puts a smile on your face when you think about it? What unity exists between God and Jesus that we should copy? What does Jesus ultimate desire reveal about His love for us? How are your prayers for others like and unlike Jesus’ prayer? How is your prayer life nudged or influenced by Jesus and His example?
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June 29, 2019
More than just hearing what's said
 corner.coffee cornerchurch.tv Take It Deeper Questions Read John 4:1-26 Who in your life is notably good at listening to you? Who is it easy for you to listen to? Do you think the Samaritan woman was “easy” for Jesus to listen to? Why or why not? How would this interaction be different if Jesus didn’t let the Samaritan woman get a word in edgewise? Why is there power in being known? Who in your world do you need to know better? How can you get to know them better in this season?
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June 28, 2019
More Than a Random Act of Kindness
 cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions: Read John 15:9-17 What is your favorite love story? Why? What does God’s love for Jesus say about Jesus’ love for us? What is Jesus’ command? What is the result of keeping it? What does friendship with Jesus mean? Look like? Feel like? Result in?
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June 16, 2019
Ruth 4
 cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions: Read Ruth 4 What have been your top three biggest life changes? (exp. Salvation, move, marriage, divorce...) Why was Boaz willing to be the kinsman-redeemer? How did Ruth’s life change and how was it the same after her and Boaz married? Why does God want to see humanity redeemed? How does Jesus fit into that redemption? How is life different and how is it the same after being redeemed by Christ?
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June 12, 2019
Ruth 3
cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee  Take It Deeper Questions: Read Ruth 3 How do you tend to respond to extreme need? Your own need and others needs? How do you know when God has met a need outside of anyone elses involvement? How do you know when God has met a need with someone else's involvement? How do you know when someone meets a need outside of God’s involvement? What are some common differences between a short term fix and a long term solution? Why doesn’t everyone focus on long term solutions? Where do you need to bring focus to a long term solution and how do you expect God to be a part of that process?
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June 1, 2019
Be Human
Take it deeper Read 1 Cor. 13 How has humanity changed in the last 100 years? What causes beliefs and ideologies to change?  What causes relationships to grow?  How do you show love? How do you feel love? Why do people invest time or money?  
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May 25, 2019
Ruth 2
cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take It Deeper Questions Read Ruth 2 What have you done, or do you do that is the most farmer like? What character traits of Ruth stand out to you in this chapter? What challenges was she facing that were overcome by her character? What character traits of Boaz stand out to you in this chapter? What challenges was he facing that were overcome by his character? What character traits is your life asking for? What challenges are you facing that will be overcome by that character trait?
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May 25, 2019
Ruth 1
cornerchurch.tv corner.coffee Take it Deeper Questions Read Ruth 1 When have you felt alone in this world? Explain. When have you felt most cared for? Explain. When you face intense stress, do you tend to respond more like Naomi or Ruth? What changed in Naomi to cause her to want to be called Mara? What stayed consistent in Ruth? What people or situations in your life are in need of you being like Ruth? What needs to change or stay the same in order for you to be more Ruth like?
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May 22, 2019
Dealing with Life's Pain
Take it deeper questions How do you respond when you’re doing all the right things and something terrible happens to you? How do you respond when you completely lose control of a situation? Paul was in prison while he wrote Philippians. How does that change the context of what he wrote? Is pain always a bad thing? How can it be a good thing? How do you communicate with God when He doesn’t “feel” present?
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May 8, 2019
What is Church Partnership?
In this Corner Conversation Zach and Scott talk about Church Partnership? What is it? Why would anyone do it? What is the value?  Corner Church in Minneapolis North Loop / Uptown / Camden cornerchurch.tv Thanks for joining the conversation. 
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May 3, 2019
How Do You Know What To Do?
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Luke 2:41-52 When have you been lost? How was the lostness resolved? Why is there a wide range of emotions in finding someone or something that was lost? What does this narrative reveal about Jesus’ character, even as a child? What did Jesus understand and His parents not understand? Why did Luke include this episode of Jesus life? If we are to be Christ-like, what does this narrative nudge us towards?
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May 1, 2019
Everyone thought it was over. When you see who walked through the door YOUR JAW WILL DROP.
 Take It Deeper Questions Read Romans 5:1-11 Who are the peacekeepers in your life? How do they do it? Out of the areas of suffering, perseverance, character and hope, where is God working in your life right now? What did Jesus do for us when He died and rose again? How do verses 6-8 impact you? How do they encourage you? Challenge you? How much of God’s peace and hope need to begin with a feeling and how much must begin with head knowledge and conscious claiming of peace and hope?
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April 20, 2019
While enjoying a nice meal together, you would never guess what he did to everyone.
Take It Deeper Questions Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 What type of personal growth is easiest and most difficult for you to identify: physical, emotional or Spiritual? Why? What happens when you recognize people that are trying to make you better? What happens when you ignore or resent people that are trying to make you better? What happens when you strive to do what is good for others and for everyone? What happens when you focus solely on doing what is good for you? What happens when you pray, worship and are thankful always? What happens when you never pray, never worship and never are thankful? What happens when you are working towards being blameless? What happens when you don’t care about trying to be Christ-like? How do Paul’s words give you focus today?
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April 13, 2019
He steps out of the boat onto the water. What happens next will CHILL YOU TO YOUR CORE.
Take it Deeper Questions Read Acts 3:1-10 Which is more devastating; to be sick or to be without money? Why? As a crippled man in Peter’s day, what would he write in his diary on a typical day? What do you think he would write about this day? Would you do the same thing Peter did, or would you ask John if he had a dime? What was going on inside of Peter? How are you challenged by Peter’s faith? If you were more like Peter in this moment, how would it impact how you connect and relate with the people around you?
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April 6, 2019
He went out to sea to get away. He never expected to find a fish THIS big.
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Mark 9:14-32 When you were a child, what issues were most likely to trigger an argument within your family? Whom do you most identify with, afflicted boy, concerned father, observing crowd, struggling disciples or the criticising Pharisees? How is it possible to believe and not believe at the same time? When have you felt like the father? I believe, help me with my unbelief? What doubts are recurring in your life? What faith realities are you confident in? What happens in you when God answers your prayer. “I believe, help me with my unbelief.
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March 31, 2019
After hearing what happened to these boys in the furnace, you’ll never look at fire the same again.
Take It Deeper Questions Read Acts 16:16-34 What public spectacles have you experienced that made you feel uncomfortable? The did financial cost affect the girl’s owners acceptance of the Gospel? What financial concerns keep some people from faith today? What was Paul and Silas’ attitude in prison? How did they get that attitude? What is your go to attitude when doing things for God doesn’t work out well? How are you challenged by Paul and Silas’ experience? How can you move from being challenged to being changed?
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March 24, 2019
This 13 year old shepherd boy shares his ONE SECRET for killing giants. What he shares will ROCK YOU.
Take It Deeper Questions: Read Mark 10:13-22 What situations or scenarios do you find yourself the least patient? Why would the disciples want to keep the children away from Jesus? What childlike qualities was Jesus encouraging? Why do you think Mark shares the story of the rich young man here? How was the rich young man NOT like a child? How do these two narratives challenge you and focus you in the growth of your faith?
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March 19, 2019
You’ll never guess what happens after the 7TH TRUMPET BLOWS
Take It Deeper Questions Read Joshua 5:13-15 Who is the most intimidating person you have ever met? What made them that way? What is meant by “neither?” What does the commander want? Why? What are the parallels between this story and the story of Moses and the burning bush showing us? (Exodus 3) What insights do these interactions give us in how God interacts with us and how we are to interact with Him?
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March 10, 2019
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Israelites, THIS HAPPENED.
This we talk about the Exodus story, but more specifically the Moses story. Take It Deeper Questions Read Ephesians 3:1-13 What is your favorite mystery movie or book? Why? What mystery that was made known to Paul is revealed in this passage? Why would Paul consider himself “Less than the least of all God’s people?” On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high) with how much “freedom and confidence” do you approach God? How can we share the Good News in such a way that people hear it?
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March 2, 2019
When you find out what happened after the boat was built, YOUR JAW WILL DROP.
Week two of our series: Clickbait This week we look at the story of Noah. Take It Deeper Questions Read Hebrews 9:11-28 What event have you gone through once, but have since vowed, “never again?” How is the priesthood of Christ distinguished from the old system? (12-14) Why does Christ’s sacrifice have an everlasting result? The author used OT analogies to explain the meaning of Jesus’ death to religious Jews. What analogies might clarify this with non-religious people today? How do these analogies help us understand what Jesus accomplished on the cross for us?
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February 24, 2019
He said this ONE phrase...what happened next CHANGED EVERYTHING
Welcome to week one of our new series called Clickbait.  Take It Deeper Question Read Genesis 1 If you could create a new animal, what would it be like and why?( Features, character, preferred environment, relationship with people) How aware are you of the created world in your everyday life? What aspect of creation is most inspiring to you? Why? How does it affect your understanding of God? What does it mean to you to be created in God’s image? How should this affect your relationship with God and with others?
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February 17, 2019
Why is diversity important in the Church?
This week we walk into a difficult conversation. This topic is often avoided, which is the wrong answer. We don't have all of the answers, but that shouldn't stop us from engaging in conversation.
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February 8, 2019
Church Culture - Let it Grow
How do we have a healthier church culture? What does it take to change culture?  Take It Deeper Questions Read Colossians 3:1-17 In buying clothes, are you a name-brand buyer, bargain hunter, spouse conscious, quality conscious, style conscious, or you don’t give any of this any thought? Why? Why do you think Paul uses the verb “put to death” in verse 5? (Google search “nekroo”) Why do you think Paul uses the verb cloth in vs. 12? (Google search “endyo”) What “wardrobe changes” do you feel are needed in your life? How would that change affect you, your relationship with God and your relationship with others? Who can help you with your “clothing choices?”
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February 2, 2019
Church Culture - Together
This week we are starting a conversation about "together." What does it mean to be a part of a church? A family? A community? Take it Deeper Questions Read Philippians 1:1-11 What type of email subject line would cause you to open it immediately? What challenges commonly appear in partnership? How and why can those challenges be terminal to a partnership? How and why do those challenges overcome? How do you see God working in your life and in others lives as mentioned in verse 6? As Paul’s prayer in verses 9-11 is answered in you, what do you see happening? What changes? What stays the same? 
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January 25, 2019
Church Culture - Early
This is part 3 of a 4 part series about church culture. This week we talk ponder what it would be like if we invested into relationship early. Take It Deeper Questions Read James 2:14-26 Are you more likely to act without thinking or think without acting? What is the relationship between faith and deeds? What different ways can this relationship be healthy or unhealthy? Why is Abraham a good example? How does a person grow in being animated and motivated by his or her faith? How can you grow in that?
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January 20, 2019
Church Culture - Local
In this podcast we talk about the importance of focusing on what is local. Take It Deeper Questions Read Luke 10:25-37 When have you helped a stranger in distress or when has a stranger helped you when you were in distress? What may be some reason the priest and Levite didn’t stop to help the hurt man? What reaction did the audience have in hearing Jesus revere a Samaritan? How did this parable answer the question “who is my neighbor?” Who is your local? (people within your relational web) How can you be a good Samaritan to the people that cross your path daily?
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January 11, 2019
What's growing in the petri dish?
This is an intro into our series about Culture. It's every where and it grows regardless if we want it to or not. What's in your petri dish? How can we change the culture around us, and what is our responsibility?  Take It Deeper Questions Read Luke 19:1-10 and Luke 18:18-30 What unusual subcultures have you been a part of? What is standing in the way of that subculture becoming mainstream? How were the cultures of the Rich Young Ruler and Zacchaeus different? Similar? Why did Jesus address these two people differently? Why did these two people respond differently to Jesus? How are you personally challenged seeing these two stories side by side?
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January 5, 2019
The Great Commission
81 characters remaining We have been in the book of Matthew for 2 years. Over 90 messages later we wrap up with a conversation about the great commission. Take It Deeper Questions: Read Matthew 28:16-20 What do you remember from your first flight? Where were you going? What were you feeling? What are the cinematic ingredients of a great ending? What are the ingredients of Jesus last words? How do you respond to these questions? How do I see and respond to Jesus’ authority? Is Jesus’ call to go telling me to be where I am at?  Am I willing to intentionally invest in people indefinitely? Why is Jesus called Immanuel? God with us. How has to book of Matthew changed your views of Jesus as the Messiah? The Kingdom of God? Jesus’ ministry? Your ministry?
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December 30, 2018
The Simple Christmas Story
Holiday messages are always hard. Especially Christmas. It's tempting to make a production out of it, but when you really look at Christ's birth it was anything but grandiose. That says a lot about who Jesus is.
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December 22, 2018
What is the impact of Jesus’ resurrection?
Take It Deeper Questions - Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-25 - What false teaching was being spread among the Corinthians? (vs.12) - From this passage, what does Paul say would be true if there were no resurrection of the dead? - What is the result of resurrection? - How has/does Christ's resurrection and our resulting victory over death affect you? Hope, courage, confusion? - How do people go from unbelief to believe? Is it the same process for everyone? Why or why not?
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December 15, 2018
Hope For
Welcome to another episode of behind the message. We are three pastors in Minneapolis, MN and this is an invitation to join us in processing faith, scripture and life. Thanks for joining us today!
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December 9, 2018
Expectations of Jesus
Jesus Before Pilate “We want Barabbas”
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November 29, 2018
Let’s talk about Judas
This week in Matthew we reach the story of Judas.
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November 16, 2018
Willing to Die, but Not Willing to Pray
A conversation around Matthew 26:31-46. If you are in Minneapolis we would love to have you join us, Sunday morning at 10a at any Corner Coffee location.
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November 1, 2018
Real Life
Maybe Christianity is different than what I’m used to
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October 26, 2018
Heros Not Wanted
How we view others matters. Are you a Hero or an Advocate?
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October 26, 2018
Local • Early • Together
Scott sharing about his message Local • Early • Together. Shared at Corner Church in Minneapolis, MN.
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October 26, 2018