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"I heard the bells on Christmas day," so the old carol goes, speaking of bells that play songs "of peace on earth good will to men." However, in a later verse, the writer speaks of his discouragement:"...in despair I bowed my head | There is no peace on earth I said | For hate is strong and mocks the song | Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Those words were penned in 1863, yet many could likely echo those sentiments today. How do we find peace in a broken, hate-filled world? How can we help to bring peace? This Christmas at EBIC, we will look at some of the characters of the Christmas story who also struggled to experience peace but ended up finding what they sought and more.

Dec 01 | When There Are No Words...Peace
Dec 08 | When Your Plans Get Derailed...Peace
Dec 15 | When the Road Is Long...Peace
Dec 22 | Finding What You Seek...Peace

When There Are No Words... | Dec 1
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When Your Plans Get Derailed... | Dec 8
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It's good to be ready-—ready for that big day, ready for the meeting, ready to leave when it's time, even as ready as possible for an emergency. And for followers of Jesus, ready "to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" (1 Peter 3:15b). Yet, we often don't feel ready to give an answer like this. Talking about our faith can be so intimidating! This year at EBIC, we have focused on being "Rooted" in the love of Jesus Christ and in his church, and what we may find is that if we are rooted, we are more "Ready" to share Christ than we realize!

On a Journey with Jesus Together | Nov 3
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Leading Questionable Lives | Nov 10
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Let Your Life Speak | Nov 17
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Thankful for Good News | Nov 24
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Children's Sunday

Raising Kids & Wrestling Guilt | OCT 27
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Better Together | OCT 13
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Brother from Another Mother | OCT 20
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We've all had areas of our lives where we'd like to make changes. But lasting change can be so difficult to achieve. The good news is that God is in the life-changing business! We don't have to settle for life as it's always been. Let's explore together what it takes to make a change and become more like the people we wish we could be. Be someone who takes a step toward real, positive, life-change...be a Game Changer. Over the next few weeks, we'll explore together what it takes to make a change and become more like the people we wish we could be by looking at the lives of 5 people who interacted with Jesus & were changed as a result.

What You Know Can Change Your Life | SEP 8
Taking a Turn for the Best | SEP 15
When Losing Is Winning | SEP 22
Strength from the Outside In | SEP 29
Keep the Change | OCT 6

What You Know Can Change Your Life | SEP 8
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Taking a Turn for the Best | SEP 15
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When Losing is Winning | SEP 22
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Strength from the Outside In | SEP 29
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Keep the Change | OCT 6
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The TEN COMMANDMENTS...an ancient law code that has been a model and inspiration for other legal systems around the world...and a classic movie that still shows up on TV around holidays. But what is the relevance of the Ten Commandments for Christ-followers today? In this series, we will look at their original intent, as rules for relationships with God and people, and will see what they have to say about how we live our daily lives in this world.

INTRO | Define the Relationship | JUN 9
#1 | A Category of One | JUN 16
#4 | 24/6 | JUN 30
#2 | As-Is or As You Wish? | JUL 7
#3 | Name Calling | JUL 21
#5 | Your First Neighbors | JUL 28
#6 | Murder, We Wrote | AUG 4
#7 | A Heart Divided | AUG 11
#8 | Stop, Thief! | AUG 18
#9 | True or False? | AUG 25
#10 | Wanting What You've Got | SEP 1

Define the Relationship | JUN 9
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#1 | A Category of One | JUN 16
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#4 | 24/6 | JUN 30
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#2 | As-Is or As You Wish | JUL 7
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#3 | Name Calling | JUL 21
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#4 | Your First Neighbors | JUL 28
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#5 | Murder, We Wrote | AUG 4
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#6 | A Heart Divided | AUG 11
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#8 | Stop, Thief! | AUG 18
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#9 | True or False | AUG 25
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#10 | Want What You've Got | SEP 1
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Once Upon a Time, there was a perfect family...and they lived happily ever after.
At least, that's the way it seems on TV. Or in that fairy tale you grew up loving. But many days, your family feels decidedly imperfect. What happens when your family reality, whether it includes children, aunts, in-laws, nephews, or cousins, fails to live up to your hopes and dreams? What can God do with a family that is far from fairy-tale? Let's will set aside the myth, and explore God's perfect wisdom for families.

love the ones you're with | Apr 28
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when relatives behave badly | May 5
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getting past the past | May 12
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better together | May 19
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