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Celebrate with us March 18/19-Easter Weekend

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We're launching a new series that will take us through Easter this weekend at all our Sherwood Oaks Locations. We'll be looking at the holidays/celebrations in Leviticus 23. Here's what to expect: March 18/19: Bread of Life (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost) March 25/26: Living in Joy (Feast of...

Feb 23 Minute Message

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Listen to Audio Give it your best shot; don’t settle for second best; always put your best foot forward. These American idioms all mean the same thing – do your best. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The story is told of an...

Feb 16 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Pride is destructive. Not the pride one takes in his children, job, home or country, but the pride that leads to an arrogant, self-sufficient attitude. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. The story is told that Mark Twain...

Feb 9 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Author Katherine Mansfield only lived to age 35, but wrote these wise words, “Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a...

Feb 2 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Author Carol Kodish-Butt wrote, "Hope is not about everything turning out okay; it is about being okay no matter how things turn out." Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. In the cold, gray days of a Midwest winter, it is...

Pride v. Humility

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(excerpted from Tom's January 29 message) These words from Romans are worth remembering daily –  Romans 12:3 (NIV) “Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought…” You see pride goes much deeper than simply bragging; it is the delusion that I am the...

How do you define the Holy Spirit?

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Yesterday we talked about the Holy Spirit and how he works in our lives. We asked folks here on Wednesday evening to give us a word or description of the Holy Spirit and I was encouraged by what I read. There were several, great one-word applications; words that are very descriptive of the...

January 19 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely examples. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Of all the six legged critters of the insect kingdom, the dreaded cockroach is one of the most disgusting. Most of us would...

December 22 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The joy of Christmas is always best viewed through the eyes of a child. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Each December as we unpack our nativity scene I smile to remember a Christmas when our oldest daughter Emily was...

December 15 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio As the old saying goes, imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but to be a counterfeit anything…well, that’s just worthless. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. As a teenager I worked in a small...

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