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Author: Brian Stoddard

Who is Magnify Church?

There are two questions that I am asked when people learn that we are planting a new church here in Monroe Washington. Why do we need another church in Monroe? How is Magnify Church different? I hope to answer these questions below. If you have additional questions or would like to know more or plan…
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Independence is an Illusion

The sooner we realize our desperate need for God, the sooner we realize that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.

Did you forget your hope?

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do…
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Who is in Charge?

Has Jesus ascended and left us to fend for ourselves?

Overcoming Anxiety, When the Bible Does not “work”

Having anxious feelings that are slow to change and still being faithful to cry out to God over and over again might feel like failure, but it is quite the opposite, that is the definition of being steadfast.

Coronavirus Anxiety – Awakened From a False Sense of Security

They ignorantly relied on a wall to protect them from their enemies, a weak and failing wall instead of trusting God. We are no better off, believing that our technology, money, and healthcare will save us, yet here we are realizing that all of our systems and structures appear much stronger than they really are.

A Better Way to Love

It is impossible to reconcile the idea of unconditional love with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of God

Prayers of Anxiety

I do not recall any time in my life that I was free from concerns of the future. As a child I spent most of my time alone and in my own head, escaping from the unstable world around me and creating one that met my idea of good and was easy to control. Adulthood…
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What Does it Mean to be Sober Minded, Part 2

In Part One, I focused on what being sober minded could mean for those who believe they are saved but are not. Our focus will now turn to being sober minded as followers of Christ. The term here is mostly used as an encouragement to wake up and remember what is true. I have been a Christian…
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What Does it Mean to be Sober Minded?

Its time to sober up. This call to mental action in Scripture is ignored by most people because they do not believe it applies to them but ironically, this is the very self-deception that the Bible is calling us to wake up from. Most people plow through life in a state of semi consciousness, allowing…
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