I hope you had a wonderful Palm Sunday, and I want to wish you a happy Good Friday and Easter! With war, a pandemic ending, and a radically changing society, I wanted to share an encouraging word about observing Holy Week and spreading the hope of the gospel in times like these. We are thankful…

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Hi, I’m Jim Smith, president of Pacific Church Network. We’re a proud member of Venture Church Network. You might be wondering what’s around my face. This is an oxygen tube, and I’m 24/7 attached to this. I’m recovering from Covid. Thank the Lord I’m recovering! Just before Christmas, I found out I had Covid. Even…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Advent 2 Advent 3 Candle #4: Jesus, My Ever-Present Comfort The Prophet Jeremiah wrote a beautiful chapter about the day when God would fulfill His promise to Israel — to bring them back from their captivity, to settle them into…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Advent 2 Candle #3: Jesus, the Life At this point of our Advent readings, we’ve reflected on our longing for a Deliverer, a Savior who will take us from darkness to light. Jesus is not only the one we long…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Candle #2: Jesus, the Light of the World Last week in our first Advent reading, our focus was longing – not only anticipating the first coming of our Lord which we celebrate at Christmas but looking forward with eager expectation…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Candle #1: “Jesus, the Longing of my Heart?” This is the season of Advent. Advent means coming. In the church calendar, Advent is the four weeks before Christmas and focuses on the celebration of Jesus the Messiah in His first coming and…

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  2021 has not been an easy year for ministers to navigate. But I’m in awe of the way I’ve watched you do it. I can honestly say I have nothing but admiration for our pastors and leaders. Here at Venture Church Network, you are my heroes. I encourage you this year, amidst the madness and…

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August seems to be a month filled with tragic global news. We’ve seen homes destroyed in Haiti, rocked by an earthquake and rising death count. We’ve been viewing the catastrophe unfold in Afghanistan as many Afghan and American allies attempt to flee from the Taliban. It feels like we can do nothing but sit back…

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