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This weekend we continued our “Out of the Ordinary” series with a guest speaker who is known for being out of the ordinary, especially how he follows Jesus.

Carl Medearis is a man who is passionate about peacemaking between Arabs and Americans, specifically Muslims and Americans. What is most amazing is that he does this simply by sharing the teachings of Jesus! In his message, Carl began by reading 1 Thessalonians 1:5

…our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

Using this verse to build the sermon, Carl shared three incredible stories that illustrated three things that the gospel came with: words, power, and how we live our lives. I won’t try to retell the stories here as I wouldn’t begin to do them justice, but I would encourage you to watch the video above to hear them. They are absolutely worth your time!

Set List

Only King Forever – Elevation Worship
What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Music
Love So Great – Hillsong Music
O Come to the Altar – Elevation Worship

Carl Medearis

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