Jonathan Alexander

Gluttony & Satisfaction

When we hear the word "gluttony," we typically picture something like this--Homer Simpson passed out on a pile of donuts, Duff beer, Krusty fries, and hoagies. We think gluttony is about our desire to down a half-pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Or perhaps we think that gluttony is mindlessly...

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Laziness & "Tomorrow"

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12 He was going to be all that a mortal should be Tomorrow. No one should be kinder or braver than he Tomorrow. A friend who was troubled and weary he knew, Who’d be glad of a lift...

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Uprooting Anger

https://vimeo.com/134770321 How's it going in control your anger this week? As we discussed in Sunday's Respectable Sins message on "Anger," you have to get control of your anger before it gets control of you. James 1:19-20 is a helpful passage to memorize and have at the ready when an opportunity for anger...

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New Series: Prodigal God

One of the best known of Jesus’ parables is the “Prodigal Son.” This touching story of a rebellious son, his judgmental older brother and their grace-giving father has inspired people for centuries. But the traditional title may not be entirely correct. Prodigal does not mean “wayward.” It means, “spend until...

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Now It's Our Turn!

This past Sunday, we launched a new series called Movement, exploring the explosive multiplication of the early church in the book of Acts. Each follower of Jesus saw themselves as an integral part of the most powerful, life-changing movement in the history of the world. From Jerusalem in AD 33 to Kirkland, Washington...

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