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FORTheCity Devotion Day 2 – You Don’t Go To Church

By Carey Nieuwhof, Founding & Teaching Pastor at Connexus Church READ 1 Corinthians 12:27 REFLECT You probably grew up thinking of the church as something you go to. Like it’s an institution or organization. Like it’s something you either belong to or don’t. Well, think again. You don’t GO to church. You ARE the church. That’s…

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FORTheCity Devotion Day 1 – The Starting Blocks Of Heart Change

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church READ Luke 10:25-37, 1 John 1:8-9 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” Luke 10:29 REFLECT I’m so excited for Connexus as we begin this journey of pursuing what it means to be FOR Barrie and FOR Orillia. Specifically, I’m…

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7 Days of Prayer with Jeff Brodie

In the second half of Ephesians 1, Paul prays a prayer for the church of Ephesus. I’ve taken his prayer for the church and personalized it so I can pray it for myself. I love it as a prayer to start the day because it reminds of me of how much power I have because…

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7 Days of Prayer with Jenn Hood

Growing up, so often I thought of prayer as such a formal thing. I think because the idea of me talking to God seemed a little like I was “taking up His time” if I wasn’t prepared for my time with Him. To be honest, sometimes I still struggle to fully understand how I get…

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7 Days of Prayer with Christine Birch

If I am honest, sometimes I don’t know what to pray. Recently, my most intimate times in prayer have been when I reflect on the words that gifted writers have put together with music. Pick a favourite worship song and use the lyrics to prompt you in prayer. Allow the lyrics to teach you about…

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7 Days of Prayer with Jesse MacMillan

  Sometimes I find myself asking God for a lot in my times of prayer. When I come to God in prayer, I like to start off thanking him for his goodness even when it is hard to see. Psalm 118 lifts His name up and says, “give thanks to the Lord our God and…

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Galatians Challenge

Thanks so much for joining us for the Galatians Challenge! As we take on this challenge together, and read one chapter of Galatians each day, we thought it would be helpful to share a little context behind the book. Check out this great overview of the book of Galatians from Insight for Living. As you…

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7 Days of Prayer with Shawna Lester

Prayer to me is a bit mysterious. I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t want to ever assume in prayer that God wants what I want. I don’t ever want to treat God like a genie in a bottle. I don’t ever want to barge into the presence of God with my last…

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7 Days of Prayer with Jeremy MacDonald

There was this young man with the prophet Elisha who became terrified when enemy armies surrounded the two of them one morning (2 Kings 6:15-18). Yet Elisha prayed for the man’s eyes to be opened to see the enormous armies of the Lord that were protecting the two of them. When I have walked through…

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7 Days of Prayer

Thanks for being part of our seven days of prayer. Here’s a short prayer based on the remarkable prayer in Daniel 9: 1-23 which we looked at today in the message.   Pray it in your own words or just as it’s printed below. Pray it slowly enough that you mean what you’re praying. Let…

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