Culture Shock

Today week we will study about four young men; Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These young men had been taken into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. Once they arrived in Babylon they began to feel the pressure to conform to the culture around them, but these young men were determined to remain faithful to God. […]

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Set Apart

We are continuing our study from the book of Daniel. The king became angry with his wise men and decided to have all of the wise men in the kingdom killed. Daniel and his three friends were among those who were to be killed. Daniel approached the person who was to arrest them and asked […]

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We the Church: A Generous People

Today we are continuing our series, “We the Church.” One of the things that we see about the early church was that it had a powerful impact on its community. One of the verses in the book of Acts points out that the first church enjoyed having the favor of the people. In other words, […]

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We the Church: People of Prayer

We are continuing our series, “We the Church.” Our lives are filled with relationships. We have relationships with family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc, but the most important relationship that we have is our relationship with God. Prayer is essential to nurturing that relationship. One thing that is clear about the first church is that […]

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We are continuing our series, “We the Church.” God gave each of us parents to love us, provide for us, protect us, and to raise us. While no parent is perfect, most of us have benefited from our parents’ love, care, and direction. As believers, God gave us another type of family-the church. God’s purpose […]

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We the Church: Our Guide

Happy New Year! I hope that you are looking forward to 2017. I believe that God has some great things in store for our Wayside family. As we look toward a new year we should make sure that we set our hearts and minds on the things that are important to God. We are beginning […]

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Emotions of Christmas: Fear

Christmas is a time most people associate with warm happy feelings. However, those who experienced the very first Christmas experienced some emotions that were neither warm nor happy. When the angel appeared to the shepherds they were afraid. One minute they were sitting in the dark watching the sheep and the next an angel appeared […]

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Not Alone

One of the greatest needs that we have is the need to know that we are not alone. That is why one of the greatest promises in the Bible is that God is with us. The promise of God’s presence guides us through the good times and gives us the courage to face difficult times. […]

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