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Pulled Apart

It was a gathering!  Jesus and his disciples had arrived at the home of his friend, Martha, and she was getting things ready for her guests.  What hostess wouldn’t want to have things in order?  Instead of experiencing the joy of having friends in her home, Martha was “distracted” by everything going on around her (Luke 10:40).  Literally, the word for distracted means “pulled apart.”  At the same time Martha’s sister, Mary, had a different response.  Jesus said of the moment, “few things are needed… indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Martha was pulled apart by the many things, but Mary chose the one thing - the better way.

Leighton Ford says that distraction can “split us down the middle” and even “divide us against ourselves!”  Distraction pulls us away from ourselves, our friends, our families and away from God.  The distracted life is marked by anxiety, hurry and frantic activity.  In this series we want to explore the temptation of distraction, and affirm God’s desire for a better way.   We will offer tools to help us navigate the many things going on around us and to choose a life marked by focus, peace and intentionality.

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Unique Future

April-May, 2015

A Unique History

Jan, 2015

See.Serve.Speak.

Oct, 2014

Permission To Speak

July-Aug, 2014

Stories from the Seats

Apr - May, 2014

Impacting Families

Jan, 2014

Transforming Friendship

Nov - Dec, 2013

Passionate Faith

Aug - Sept, 2013

Surprise!

April 5, 2015

Christmas Eve Service

Dec 24, 2014

Reframe

Aug-Oct, 2014

God is Faithful

June, 2014

Immeasurably More

April 20, 2014

Stepping Into 2014

Dec 29, 2013

Money Questions

Nov, 2013

Orchard's Vision

Aug, 2013

God's Plan | Our Need

March, 2015

Sing In Exultation

Nov-Dec, 2014

The Gathering

Sept 7, 2014

Summer Family Worship Series

Summer, 2014

He Set His Face

Mar - Apr, 2014

Christmas Eve Service

Dec 24, 2013

Kingdom Service

Oct, 2013

Jesus Said

June - Aug, 2013

Imperfect Families

Jan-Feb, 2015

A Generous Heart

Nov, 2014

Orchard's Vision

Aug, 2014

Ready for Summer

May, 2014

Ephesians

Feb - Mar, 2014

Fear Not! God is With Us

Dec, 2013

The Gathering

Sept 8, 2013

More Than Words

Apr - May 2013

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