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THE NORTH STAR

The Gift of Reconciliation

The holiday season is the time of year when families and relationships are prioritized. We see it in movies and on TV. Our friends talk about it. We want to celebrate together! But sometimes it's not so easy. In our advent series, we will explore the power of reconciliation

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IT'S BETTER

To Give Than Receive 

A culture of generosity is a crucial component of our vision for the future of our church community. But what exactly is a "culture" of geneosity? Is it biblical? Is it really worth it? Though this short series, we will explore this and other common questions on this topic.

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UNCOMMON

Learn to Pray

George Washington Carver once said that "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." Prayer is a common part of our lives as follows of Jesus, but what if we take a fresh look at it? What if we make our prayer lives uncommon?

3 Parts

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STRESS OUT

Find Freedom

Personal finances, work, comparison, current events, family dynamics, time management, and relationships are all essential parts of life. But they all have one special thing in common, they cause us to stress out! How do we find freedom from that kind us stress?! Let's find out.

5 Parts

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BIBLICAL JUSTICE

The Immigrant, Fatherless, and Widow

If you were asked to define justice, what would you say? It's a simple concept in theory, but wondrously complex in practice. God calls His people to enact justice in the world on His behalf. Therefore, we have to take the time to discover what biblical justice really looks like.

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WE ARE MADE 4 MORE

Never Stop Growing

We are made for more! This is the battle cry of the next decade of ministry at Canton Nazarene Church. Complacency and indifference are our enemies; we never want to stop growing. Dan has 5 fundamental principles to life-changing Christian growth.

4 Parts

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MARK

The Gospel According to Mark

Through the summer, our goal is to read through the Gospel according to Mark as a community of faith. Each week, Pastor Dan helps us to explore a part of Jesus Ministry highlighted in each chapter. Join us as we journey the Gospel story together!

10 Parts

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MISSIONS SUNDAY

The Global Church

To celebrate Missions Sunday, we invite you to join in on a zoom call with our missionary friends Joshua and Shannon Herndon who are currently serving in the country of Romania sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ.

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STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

Kingdom Culture

Daniel set himself apart with excellence. How? Through these three messages, we will discover what set Daniel apart and the benefits we can experience by following his lead.

'Strive for Excellence' is the third component of the Kingdom Culture.

3 Parts

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READY OR NOT

Facing the Fears of Change

2021 is a new year, but there's nothing new about change. Change is something we face each new sunrise, new semester, new week, and so on. Being afraid in the face of that change is normal, but that doesn't mean we have to give in to the fear.

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WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS

Advent 2020

Who needs Christmas? We have a lot of things in our life that we need, whether we realize it or not. We all need something to do, someone to love, something to believe in, and something to hope for. It turns out that the Christmas story can help us explore these truths.

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INTEGRITY

What's Behind the Mask?

While it might be fun to pretend to be someone we are not for a little while, that is never a healthy way to live. Thankfully God sees us through our masks, even when we try to put on a face that really is not ours. Our prayer in this series is that we learn the value of living a life with integrity.

4 Parts

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WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Real Issues Now

No one could ever have anticipated what 2020 would be like. It has brought about issues that may have never become real problems in our lives otherwise. It's important that we, as a community of faith, talk about these things, and work together to grow through this time.

4 Parts

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TURTLES ALWAYS WIN

Leading Through Change

The classic fable of the Tortoise and the Hare conveys a truth that seems so simple yet we struggle to find how we can apply it to our everyday lives. Slow and steady wins the race.

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WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

Our Questions, God's Answers

Our lives are full of hard questions. Whether the answers elude us, or they are just too hard to face, the wisdom found in the Bible can offer incredible help to us. This three-week series explores three questions that rest on the hearts of so many people in our state and our country today.

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MINOR CHARACTERS

Be a Laborer

Each of us has our own unique story. We have our own walk with God. And the same is true for the people around us. We all have people in our lives that we want to see begin or grow in their relationship with God. We are called to be minor characters in someone’s story.

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INSIDE OUT

The Church Around the World

The Church of the Nazarene is a global community that connects followers of Jesus from many different cultures and world areas. In this 2-week series, we hear from some people who are making a difference in the name of Jesus around the world.

2 Parts

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DREAM BIG

Change the World

We all dream of changing the world. Some of us have no problem dreaming big, while others of us let our doubts, frustrations, questions, and fear stand in our way. In this series, we will explore some of the obstacles that stand between us and our dreams.

4 Parts

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RED LETTERS

The Words of Jesus

As the Church celebrates the season of Lent, we look ahead to the climax of Jesus' life on the cross. Until then, we will explore the wise, powerful words of Jesus throughout His ministry. As a community of faith, let's take a closer look at the red letters.

4 Parts

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THE HUMAN CONDITION

Experiencing Real Life Change

In the new year, we are setting our focus on being effective. Our prayer for each of you is that you experience real and effective life change. In this series, Dan helps us to break down and really grapple with God's plan for humanity and His plan for your life.

4 Parts

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GOOGLE IT

Life's Tricky Questions

Life is full of tricky questions. Thank goodness, we have Google in our pockets. However, throughout this series, we will take a look at some of the questions that most Christians ask and do our best to address the struggles that are happening in everyday lives. 

7 Parts

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THE BIGGER TABLE

Engaging Others

Much of Jesus' ministry took place in people's homes and around their tables. The homes of politicians, religious leaders, foreigners, sinners, outcasts, friends, and critics. Jesus wasn't afraid to engage with anyone. His table was the bigger table.

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EVERYBODY HURTS

Navigating Hurt

Hurt is something that we have all experienced. Whether it is from our family, a friendship, or even a church community. When we open ourselves up to these kinds of relationships, we open the door to the possibility of hurt. So how do we navigate it?

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LOVE PEOPLE

Kingdom Culture

Love People. Loving people is one of the hardest things we are called to do. It is also one of the most rewarding things we will do in life. 

By loving people, we represent God's character to them. This is the second component of the Kingdom Culture.

3 Parts

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ABUNDANCE

Give it Away

Our God is a God of blessings. He fills our lives with an abundance. Whether it's money, time, skills, friends, we all live with abundance in some form. The question is, how should a Christian live with abundance.

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BRIDGE BUILDER

God's Way and the World's Way

Jesus became the ultimate bridge builder when he gave his life on the cross and rose to give us that life. He made a way for us to get to God. Now it's our turn. We must be the bridge between the ways of the world and the ways of God. Between the chaos and the hope.

3 Parts

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OUTWARD FOCUS

Make a Difference

One of our core values as a local church is to make a difference. Our members do so much to really impact the lives of people in our city, and at the heart of it all is an outward focus.

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TALKING POINTS

Politics & Religion

The classic saying is that these two subjects are never safe to bring up. However, we are confident that there's a need in our situation to take the time to lay this issue out. 

3 Parts

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THE COMEBACK

Living in Light of The King's Return

It's a subject that has captivated the imagination of so many people over the centuries. The comeback of Jesus is far more that a theory about some distant event. It is our motivation to live as the Kingdom of God here on earth.

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EASTER 2021

Death Defeated

We have followed the events of Jesus's ministry and they have all led to this point. The death of Jesus would have been nothing more than the death of every man who came before him if it weren't for this fact: Jesus defeated death itself!

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PRAYER FOR THE LOST

Intercessory Prayer

To petition God for our needs is an important part of our spiritual walk. But, to intercede and pray on behalf of the people in our lives is just as important to our faith. In this special message, Pastor Jimmy helps us explore just how to pray for the lost.

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BE THE BRIDGE

Outward Focus

This month we are looking outward. Jesus became the bridge between God and people so that we can follow His example and be the bridge ourselves. In addition to messages from Pastor Dan, each week we will also hear from a  leader who is already a bridge in our community.

3 Parts

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REBELS WITH A CAUSE

1 Thessalonians

We don't care what people say. Life's not how much money you make, it’s not who you work for, it’s who you married, and it’s not what your sports record is. The one thing that can bring you fulfillment in life is continuous, practical growth. We never want to stop getting better, never become complacent. We have a cause.

4 Parts

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RELATIONSHIPS

Lessons from the Butcher Shop

When it comes to relationships, the world is not looking to the Church or to Christians. They are looking to Dr. Phil, the Kardashians, and the housewives of Atlanta. Why? Well, maybe because leaders in the Church have not done a great job of laying out a Biblical foundation for relationships.

6 Parts

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GOD WITH US

Christmas at Canton Nazarene

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we read, study, and celebrate the Christmas story through the lens of the Gospel writer Luke. Each week begins with an Advent Candle lighting, Scripture reading, and prayer from a family in our community of faith.

4 Parts

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HEARING GOD

Following God's Will

Your conscience, that gut feeling, the moving of the Holy Spirit, God's call...these are all things that we experience and can spot when it happens, but talking about it is something trickier. In this 3-part series, Dan helps us to better understand the process of hearing God.

3 Parts

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LIFE PRESERVER

Mental and Emotional Health

Some say we are all in the same boat… but the truth is that we are not. We are, however, in the same storm.

 

Some have gone through this COVID season in a yacht, while others are hanging on to a piece of driftwood.

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CHOOSE JOY

Kingdom Culture

John chapter 15 is an entire chapter of the Bible that is centered on one parable. One powerful idea that, if we take the time to understand it, can change our lives. It's the secret to choosing true Joy.

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LOVE GOD

Kingdom Culture

Love God. Jesus called this the greatest commandment. But what does loving God truly entail?

'Love God' is the first of a four-part series about the culture that we should cultivate as the Kingdom of God.

3 Parts

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KINGDOM CULTURE

The Way, Truth, and Life

Culture is key! Every organization has a culture, whether it is intentionally crafted or subconscious. As a body of believers that desires to be effective as we follow God, we want to model the kingdom culture.

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REDEEMED

Made to Worship

A relationship with God means many things. One of the most amazing steps in that journey is our redemption. God has made us with a special purpose, and His desire is to redeem us back to that calling.

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GENERATIONS

Working Together

As a multigenerational church, we are made up of a variety of communication styles, cultural influences, and so much more. If we want to grow as a unified community, then we must take the time to learn about generations other then our own and find ways to show respect and love for them.

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THE GOSPEL

According to Jesus Christ

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest message of all time. The problem, however, is that the church and its critics have taken away from and added to that message of Jesus since its beginning. In this 4-part series, we strip away the mistruths to discover the life-giving truth.

4 Parts

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IDENTITY CRISIS

Shaped by Life

Who we are is determined by the relationships we pour into and the experiences we have, both good and bad. As Christians, we should never stop growing and becomeing more like Jesus.

1 Part

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HOLY WEEK 2021

Leading to Easter

This year, as we celebrate from home, our pastoral staff walks us through the final week of Jesus' ministry. The rollercoaster of emotions culminates in this sacred week.

7 Parts