Month: August 2019

Identity Message Series

Few things are as powerful and confusing as your identity and image.  God has beautiful and transformative things to say about who you are and who you can become. When you know who you really are, when you know your people and your place, when you know the truest things about you–you flourish.

Join us for our 8-week fall message series, starting September 8. And, we would love it if you would share this post with a friend!

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Sunday Plus: The Purpose of Sermons

Behind the scenes here at Living Word, we are working on the launch of our fall sermon series. You’ll be hearing more about that this Sunday. In our latest Sunday Plus, Pastor Brian Rice shares more about the purpose of our Sunday sermons, and what they can and can’t do for your growth as a Christ follower.


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“40” by U2

This past Sunday, Pastor Brian spoke about the song “40” by U2.  The song was originally included on their album War, and leading crowds in singing the song has become a feature of U2’s concerts. The lyrics are lifted directly from Psalm 40.


As U2 lead singer Bono told the Los Angeles Times in 2004:

“I was always interested in the character of David in the Bible because he was such a screw-up. It’s a great amusement to me that the people God chose to use in the Scriptures were all liars, cheaters, adulterers, murderers,” Bono says. “I don’t know which of the activities I was involved in at the time, but I certainly related to David,” he adds with a laugh. “I was writing my psalm.”

If you are interested in learning more about Bono’s faith, check out the conversation he had with Eugene Peterson about the Psalms.

I waited patiently for the Lord.
He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay.

I will sing, sing a new song.
I will sing, sing a new song.
How long to sing this song?
How long …

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Sunday Plus: How to Grow at Living Word

One of Living Word’s strengths is the wide variety of classes and events we offer. In our latest Sunday Plus, Pastor Brian gives a brief overview of how to find a place to grow at Living Word.

Explore your options on our homepage, in your weekly program, or stop by the Next Steps Center in the lobby. We look forward to helping you find a place to belong and grow at Living Word!

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