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He Reigns

By Terry Wardle  |  January 24, 2013
Where is Jesus right now? He is seated at the right hand of the Father.

A Celebration of Community

By Terry Wardle  |  January 17, 2013
Believers must find a place to commit to growing with other members of God’s family. A healthy Christian community is one that will be full of grace and patience.
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A Love Like No Other

By Terry Wardle  |  January 6, 2013
That is the incredible reality of the life of faith. Being a Christian is immeasurably more than right belief, acceptable behavior, and effective service.
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A Clean Slate Before Us

By Terry Wardle  |  December 30, 2012
There is always a sense of clarity that comes with a new year.

He Has Overcome the World

By Terry Wardle  |  December 23, 2012
This Christmas season let's remember the baby that changed the world.
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Growing Along the Path

By Terry Wardle  |  December 9, 2012
We were made for such intimacy and are never satisfied with substitutes, regardless of how important they seem to be. We want Christ!!

Let's Experience Him

By Terry Wardle  |  November 18, 2012
Countless well-meaning people seem to be trying to earn right standing with God by working tirelessly for Him.

What have we become?

By Terry Wardle  |  November 1, 2012
Gorden Fee describes in one of his books Israel as the People of the Presence. The phrase itself says it all. People of the Presence. Its worth writing again.


By Terry Wardle  |  October 25, 2012
Preaching a series of sermons on the Holy Spirit at Five Stones Community Church in Ashland, Ohio, I asked what it would take for the un-taming of the church.

Get in the Game

By Terry Wardle  |  October 18, 2012
It has often been said that the church is like a football game. There are hundreds of people in the stands desperately needing exercise watching twenty-two people on the


By Terry Wardle  |  October 11, 2012
I constantly meet people who struggle with their self-image and sense of purpose.

My deepest longing

By Terry Wardle  |  October 4, 2012
Presence of the Spirit among the People of the Presence. That’s certainly the core of the concern is it not? That sentence represents the deepest longing of my heart.

We all are a part

By Terry Wardle  |  September 23, 2012
In I Corinthians, chapter twelve, Paul used the human body as a metaphor for the church. He emphasized that there is only one body of Christ, which is the church.

Serving together for the same cause

By Terry Wardle  |  September 16, 2012
The distinction between lay and professional ministry has hurt the church.


By Terry Wardle  |  September 9, 2012
Many of our thoughts, feelings and misbeliefs are the product of deep wounds caused by significant people in our lives at times of vulnerability.

Unpopular but Essential

By Terry Wardle  |  September 2, 2012
Although talking about sin is unpopular in some churches today, it must be addressed head on.

Searching for Freedom

By Terry Wardle  |  August 26, 2012
In our search for freedom we must consider several different aspects of truth. It is important that we realize some things about facing truth.
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We Hide...We Lose

By Terry Wardle  |  August 19, 2012
The principle that "the truth will set you free" (John 8:32) has the potential to transform a person's life.
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Like Him

By Terry Wardle  |  August 5, 2012
God's people must become increasingly consumed with Jesus Christ. Through Him we have every spiritual blessing necessary for life and godliness. This includes not only su

Cry Out to Him

By Terry Wardle  |  July 29, 2012
There is a truth that may not seem profound, but it is what been one of the most blessed discoveries of my life and has affected my entire understanding and experience of

Grow to Know

By Terry Wardle  |  July 22, 2012
Few men and women press in to know the Lord genuinely until they are faced with suffering and trial. While the language of relationship and friendship with Christ graces

Your Hope in Him

By Terry Wardle  |  July 15, 2012
It is essential to recognise that life and wholeness come exclusively from the Person and work of Jesus Christ. There are many instruments of healing available to believe
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Sailing with Intimacy

By Terry Wardle  |  July 8, 2012
You must seek the Holy Spirit's help on this journey to intimacy, surrendering to His presence and power. You need to tell the Spirit about your heart's desire and submit to His leading.
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Journey to the Lord's Embrace

By Terry Wardle  |  July 1, 2012
I am convinced that every Christian has a longing to have a regular experience in the Lord's presence. That ache is evidence that people were made to commune with the Lord
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"Waters of Silence and Solitude

By Terry Wardle  |  June 25, 2012
Quiet. I wonder sometimes if many of us even know what the experience of quiet is like. Especially today. We have so many ways in which technology has made our world even noisier.
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Coming Together

By Terry Wardle  |  June 18, 2012
Every Wednesday evening, about 7pm, a gathering begins at our farm. Seminary students, university students, and a few people from the community draw together for fellowship, food, and time discussing the Kingdom of God. And of course, there is prayer.
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Come Away With Me

By Terry Wardle  |  June 11, 2012
Most all of us spend time most days devotionally before the Lord. That’s good. But there are times when the longing within is for something more. A time with the Lord that is more focused, longer, allowing deeper fellowship and prayer. I believe that longing is actually the whisper of Christ inviting us, like his disciples long ago, to come apart.
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Using Our Wounds

By Terry Wardle  |  June 3, 2012
For the wounded healer, the very wound touched by Christ becomes the channel of healing he uses to touch another person. Wounds become the source of healing. What can be more like the ministry of Jesus than this?
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Christian Life

By Terry Wardle  |  May 27, 2012
Eugene Peterson wrote a book entitled The Jesus Way. It is a good book, and the central theme, simply spoken is that the Christian life is about following Christ, (t
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What Brings Us Together

By Terry Wardle  |  May 20, 2012
It might serve us well, the next time we start down the road of doing judging one another because of some differences, to remember this list, to focus instead on all the wonderful ways in which we are united … and that it took the cross of Christ to make us that way. No small price for unity I’d say.
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