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Jesus calls us to follow him as King. When we follow him, Jesus transforms our lives by the Holy Spirit into his image so we look more and more like him as part of his Kingdom community. The Beatitudes in…
It’s a difficult time to be a follower of Jesus. There are numerous places on earth, however, where it’s more than difficult. It’s dangerous and deadly to publicly follow Jesus and confess Him as Lord. Every six minutes a Christian…
Wednesday, January 25, 2017


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Jesus is our peace and He has made peace. Jesus surrendered His life into the violent hands of the corrupt Jewish leaders and the tyrannical Roman authorities. He gave His life as a sacrifice to be scourged, beaten, and crucified.…
Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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Assassin’s Creed. Underworld: Blood Wars. Live By Night. Star Wars: Rogue One. These are some of the current movies playing that have a significant amount of violence in them. Mass killing and destruction, blood and gore, torture and cruelty. With…
Wednesday, January 11, 2017


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It was early morning on the first day of the New Year 2017. While enjoying a quiet, peaceful breakfast and drinking my cup of coffee, I decided to check the news on my Galaxy tablet. My sense of New Year’s…
Friday, December 23, 2016


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Merry Christmas! Christmas is a great time of year to gather together with family and friends. To enjoy carols, cookies, concerts, and Christmas lights. Yet, in all the hustle and bustle of the season, let us pause to reflect and…
Bullseye! Seeing an arrow fly into the center yellow circle of a bullseye is a thrill. It’s even more exciting when you actually shoot an arrow through the back of another arrow and split it at the center of the…
He healed the sick. He fed the poor and hungry. He brought freedom to the oppressed and victimized. He showed compassion to the grieving and raised the dead. He served the outcasts, the despised, and the lowly. King Jesus is…
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Meet Pastor Chris

  • Hi! My name is Chris Boehnke (a good German name pronounced “Bane-key”). Tracy, my wife, and I have been married for 21 years and God has blessed us with four beautiful children: Joshua (18), Lauren (16), Nathaniel (13), and Mikayla (9). I treasure my wife and family among the greatest gifts God has given me in life. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska – the heartland of the Midwest – by two loving parents, Don and Linda. I grew up attending a conservative but vibrant Lutheran congregation, while also experiencing excursions into other evangelical and charismatic church environments. This exposed me to a breadth of Christian practice and teaching that has incited me over the years to ask a ton of questions and to seek deeper understanding regarding what “the church” is and what it’s central message, “the Gospel,” is all about. While my interests were in art…

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