Sycamore Commission on – GOD’S ORIGINAL DESIGN AND YOU…

December 7, 2015 - Mike Riches

I’ve heard it said that if people had a full revelation of who God designed them to be they would have no desire to be anyone else. The Bible speaks to two dimensions of original design. One is a general design that God intends for all who are in Jesus Christ (which we will speak […]

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Sycamore Commission on – ORIGINAL DESIGN – CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

December 2, 2015 - Mike Riches

Adam and Eve were created in God’s image. What does this mean? What does it mean for you? The Apostle John tells us that God in essence is life, light, spirit, and love. Without any of these traits God would cease to be God? Therefore being created in God’s image humans were created in God’s […]

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Sycamore Commission on – The Original Design of God’s Creation

November 25, 2015 - Mike Riches

Qing Dynasty vases, though small, are worth hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge had a few on display. That is until an individual in a clumsy moment, tripped, crashed into them, and they were shattered to smithereens. Imagine what you would have felt had they belonged to you. […]

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Sycamore Commission on – Sozo is What?

November 18, 2015 - Mike Riches

Last year some friends recently recognized my birthday with a bottle of wine. This gift was not as much for the liquid in the bottle as the label on the bottle—SOZO; including a definition. In Luke 19:10. Jesus declared He came to save what was lost. The English word “save” translates the Greek word sozo which means; to save, deliver, […]

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Sycamore Commission on – The Church’s Mission is What?

November 12, 2015 - Mike Riches

In leading various trainings and conferences which include leaders, I will often ask the question “What is the mission of the Church?” Invariably the responses are diverse; infrequently do they laser in on Jesus’ concise commissioning of the Church. Jesus prayed for the Church regarding its mission. John 17 states that though Jesus desired for His […]

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“Ruined for the Ordinary”

September 1, 2015 - Mike Riches
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