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Baggage

The airport isn’t the only place we bring our baggage. We bring baggage into every relationship, every season of life, every interaction. What’s worse is that our personal baggage doesn’t come with a sleek design, a retractable handle and 360-degree wheels. Instead, we drag loads of guilt, bitterness and unmet expectations around with us wherever we go. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You don’t have to carry the baggage around. There’s someone who will take it for you . . . and replace it with things like forgiveness, freedom and peace. Join us as we unpack our baggage and travel freely into life!

Traveling Light (Easter)

March 30, 2013 by Mark Stuenzi Message 1 of 7

When you die and come back to life, you leave some baggage behind.

Bitterness

April 6, 2013 by Mark Stuenzi Message 2 of 7

Bitterness is like carrying a suitcase full of things that other people have done to you. Bitterness says, "You owe me." There is only one cure for bitterness, as we'll see in Matthew 18.

Guilt

April 13, 2013 by Paul McGuinness Message 3 of 7

Most people go down a path of endless sacrifices in trying to rid themselves of guilt. The book of Leviticus shows us how the Israelites needed to get right with God. We all have guilt that we are unable to remove on our own. Our sacrifices and good works will never get rid of the baggage of our guilt, but only by Jesus' forgiveness.

Self-Doubt

April 20, 2013 by Mark Stuenzi Message 4 of 7

Almost everyone struggles with the baggage of self-doubt, which comes from the lies we tend to believe from our culture. These lies are based on what we are told gives us value. The Apostle Paul, in writing Ephesians, understood that his value was based on what God had done for him.

Addiction

April 27, 2013 by Mark Stuenzi Message 5 of 7

There are many situations in life that are easy to grab, but much harder to let go. Addiction can take many forms other than substances. It never happens overnight, but our daily decisions determine our destination. We find in Genesis 3 a very accurate picture of the way temptation operates. We need to understand that we are not alone in our struggles. The only way we can beat addiction is by inviting God into our lives.

Debt

May 4, 2013 by Mark Stuenzi Message 6 of 7

God wants peace and freedom for us in every area of our lives, including personal finances. There are few subjects that are talked about more in the Bible that how we handle our money. In our culture it is very easy to accumulate personal debt. However, our standard of living does not determine the quality of our lives.

Unmet Expectations

May 11, 2013 by Mark Fitch Message 7 of 7

We all have expectations for our lives, the kind of job you'd like to work, the kind of person you'll marry, how many children you'll have, etc. How do we handle life circumstances that don't look like what we had hoped for? Mark and Nanette Fitch walk us through the book of Ruth and share with us how God can restore us.

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