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The Walls Within

Nicole Reyes at a gate

  Recently, I preached a message called “One Another”, an exploration of what it means to truly embrace fellow believers as brothers and sisters in Christ.  This might seem like a pretty standard topic to teach about in church, but in response to current racial tensions, political divides, opposing social views and continual headlines of injustice and corruption, it’s no longer just standard, it’s crucial.   Ephesians 2:19 declares that as fellow followers of Jesus, “we are members of God’s…

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Do I Even Need to Go to Church?

Do I Even Need To Go To Church

A note from Nicole before you read:   When I was twelve years old, I made the decision to place my faith in Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and from that point on I have been both a local church attender and a local and global church contributor.  I’ve weathered many storms over the years in church life.  I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I’ve been hurt.  I’ve been frustrated.  I’ve been offended.  I’ve been challenged.…

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Haters Gonna Hate

Woman on her iPhone

This week I came across an Instagram post of a pastor hanging out with a comedian. I like the pastor and the comedian. So I proceeded to show my social media thumbs’ up like most people by simply liking the photo and continuing on with my scrolling. Then I came across the same post a few hours later. There were hundreds of comments. I thought, “Wow. That’s impressive. “ The most comments I’ve ever gotten came from one of my…

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