BACK TO "NORMAL": After two Sundays of not seeing you face-to-face, we'll be glad to resume in-person worship services on February 28 at 9:30am. But, if you like, you can also watch the live stream at Meadowoodbaptist.org/live.

Sunday Worship Service @ 9:30am. Community Groups return March 7.

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 31

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The story of Jesus missing from the caravan home can seem a little overblown, but it became a teaching moment for His parents and for us to see what the true work of the Father was and remains. Jesus has work to do, even at a young age, and He diligently sets about it by visiting His Father's house and speaking the Word with any who would...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 30

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Jesus formative years were a learning experience for everyone. Even though we get very little information about his growing up, we see in at least one little snippet how committed He is to His Father's purposes and plans to bring rescue. Even when his parents didn't "get it," He still pursued His work....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 29

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Every family celebrates Christmas a little differently. But the whole point for parents and singles alike is to point others to the One who came to redeem sinful people and bridge the chasm that separates us from our Creator....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 28

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Jesus was always in the sure hands of His Father, even when His earthly mom and dad lost track of Him. Isn't it good to know that we, too, can rest secure in the gentle and expert care of our Father?!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 27

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When we think of the birth of Jesus, sacrifice isn't really the most prominent theme we consider. But sacrifice is at the heart of all that God intended to accomplish through His Son's work in the world....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 26

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Christmas is now behind us, but the reality of Christ's arrival now sets in for us. How will we respond as He works in our lives today?...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 24

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Frenzy, chaos and anxiety are words that we could easily use to describe the modern Christmas experience. But Advent is a reminder to pause and ponder the depths to which God's love is gloriously displayed. So pause and worship this King born to set you free!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 23

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The most precious parts of Christmas are the moments we share with those we care about as we recall the grand story of redemption that began for us in that little manger. It's a salvation available to all, and in that we rejoice!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 22

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Christmas comes at the end of the calendar year, but the Christmas story is just the start of all that God seeks to accomplish in and through those He came to save. Just like everything He does, there is purpose in the method in which He stepped into our circumstances. And it all leads us to rejoice in the God who comes for us!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 21

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Perhaps the waiting really is the hardest part of Christmas. God's people had waited a long, long time for the promised arrival! But only a select few actually knew what they were seeing....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 20

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Mary bore the Savior she, too, needed to overcome the sin in her life, and as we retell the Christmas story, we acknowledge all humanity's need for Christ Jesus to come for us....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 19

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Don't let the wildness of the modern Christmas experience distract you from soaking in the truth that makes the season so special....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 18

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Advent isn't really that complicated. Understanding it does not necessitate a seminary degree or advanced study or oratorical eloquence. In fact, it's a pretty simple story with a clear message that hope and joy and peace are available for us if we would only believe....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 17

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Jesus comes to us in an unexpected way, and we ought to rejoice in the humble and personal way in which He arrives....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 16

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Mary and Joseph are making their way to Bethlehem. Can you imagine the struggle they must have endured physically, emotionally and relationally to get them through?...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 14

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There's something about the Christmas season that brings out special memories for those who believe and obey God's Spirit as He moves in us, and sometimes the most seemingly insignificant things can have the greatest impact for His Kingdom....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 13

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Outside of the Christmas story, there's not much mention of Joseph. About all we get about him comes in the simple phrase "being a righteous man..." So what can we possibly learn from this man spoken so very little of in Scripture? And how can we exalt God better because of it?...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 12

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Advent is a season of peace as we pause to remember God's merciful compassion on mankind, to whom He offers redemption through His only Son sent to set us free and guide our feet into the way of peace....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 11

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God uses ordinary people to tell His extraordinary tale of salvation, and we get another glimpse of the lowliest people who show themselves to be faithful to the Lord. He is still up to extraordinary things today....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 10

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Mary's Magnificat may have a strange name to our ears, but it is pure worship from the mother of Christ. Young, probably scared and of next to no importance up until these moments, Mary is deemed highly blessed and favored by God. If He would know and honor someone in her position, what's stopping Him from the same in your life?...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 9

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Each Advent season, we are reminded afresh of the joy inherent in the Christmas story. We look back and see all Christ has done for us and in us. In these things, we rejoice, and we aren't the only ones! Let's spread that joy around this season!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 8

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Impossible is not a word that hinders God, and that should be a tremendous encouragement for us in the year we've endured and the future we look toward. He is not phased by our circumstances....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 6

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In today's world, listening can prove difficult. But when we do actually hear, how will we respond?...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 4

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Anticipation is part of the holiday season. We look forward to gifts and hope for an assortment of blessings. But the same should be true of our anticipation of Christ to come....

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 3

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The lineage of Jesus tells an amazing story that unfolds in the pages of Scripture. And one of the best parts is believers are now part of that lineage, and it's only the start of the adventure!...

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Advent Daily Devotional: December 1

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Start the Advent journey together with this first post in our Advent Daily Devotional. We launch into the season with a look at the one who paved the way for Jesus' arrival....

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Still Thankful

What if we told you that you are commanded to be thankful? We're sure that makes gratitude so much easier to have as part of your life amidst a global pandemic and all the chaos of our world. Gratitude is an expectation, and it is God's will for us. How will that change your attitude this holiday season?...

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Master's Market Immediate Needs

This entire year has been something else. But as chaotic as it may feel, we can rest assured that Christ's call to care for others and share the gospel in Christian ministry is ever-present. We have an opportunity and a privilege to make Christ known through Master's Market....

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Fall FOCUS: Week 3

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Enjoy this third part in our six-week virtual FOCUS Class study of 1 & 2 Peter led by executive pastor Jay Ramer....

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Fall FOCUS: Week 2

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We're so excited we still have ways to study God's Word together, even if we can't gather in person. So, grab your Bible, get comfortable and enjoy this six-week video study of 1 and 2 Peter being led by our own executive pastor Jay Ramer....

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Fall FOCUS: Week 1

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We're so excited we still have ways to study God's Word together, even if we can't gather in person. So, grab your Bible, get comfortable and enjoy this six-week video study of 1 and 2 Peter being led by our own executive pastor Jay Ramer....

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Working Our Way Toward Normal

Community Groups at Meadowood have resumed meeting in person each Sunday morning at 10:30am. We believe we can meet safely and still provide a virtual opportunity for those who are uncomfortable gathering....

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A BIG Announcement

Praise the Lord! We've waited a long time to be able to gather in our Worship Center on Sunday mornings. Beginning June 21, we'll be able to do so each Sunday morning!...

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Developing Disciples: Resuming Community Groups

With the new Sunday and events schedule starting to move toward some sense of normalcy, we wanted to give you an update about why we're looking to re-launch Community Groups and other smaller group activities for families. 2020 has been an adventure for all of us, and we are eager to grow with you in the weeks and months to come....

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A Little Hiccup, An Unfortunate Impact

We had a little hiccup this morning that prevented a smooth live stream, and we thank you for your great patience as our volunteer media team continues to learn the ins and outs of the extensive new system in our Worship Center....

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Holy Week: Easter Sunday Devotional

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Holy Week: Saturday Devotional

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Enjoy the final installment of our Holy Week 2020 devotional videos featuring Alex Aaron, director of Mission Mid-Del. ...

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Holy Week: Good Friday Devotional

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Alex has a Good Friday devotional for you....

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Holy Week: Thursday Devotional

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Holy Week: Wednesday Devotional

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Holy Week: Tuesday Devotional

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Holy Week: Monday Devotional

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Monday can be a day fraught with frustration. It's typically the beginning of the work week. The weekend is over and now school and work and such start all over again. But, as we prepare ourselves for Easter Sunday, we can look to it with hope as we ready ourselves to worship Jesus together....

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Palm Sunday Devotional

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Palm Sunday is a special day in the calendar of the church. Though we know how the week will end, we celebrate the arrival of our Savior to fulfill the promises and covenants the Father had made throughout the Old Testament. Hallelujah! Hosanna in the highest!...

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Virtual Shepherding

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Seminaries don't offer a class on virtual shepherding or how to do ministry when you can't do ministry in person for an extended period. So as the global pandemic continues to shift the rhythms of the world, let us remember to pray for the leaders God has given us....

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D'Now Preview: Refuge

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A refuge is a place of safety in the midst of difficult storms that arise throughout life. There is no greater refuge than Christ, but the church is meant to be a refuge as well as people are rocked by the storms of life. This weekend is a perfect chance for the church to invest in Meadowood Youth....

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Merry Christmas, Meadowood!

Christmas is a time to take it all in. Each year, Christmas rolls around, forcing us to pause. We remember, and we look ahead. We think of the Christmases we knew growing up. The laughter and fun. The celebrations big and small we shared with others....

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A Little Opportunity for a Big Change

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God can use even the smallest we can offer to advance the gospel, and Meadowood has a great opportunity to be a blessing to kids all over the world for the sake of Christ!...

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A Few Adjustments

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Because of this week's storms, Meadowood will look a little different as we gather each Sunday morning until restoration work in our Worship Center is complete. We wanted to take a moment and share some adjustments we're asking our guests and members to prepare for upon arrival this Sunday....

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Tools in the Hands of the Disciple

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Over the last several Sundays, we've been looking at discipleship and its two pillars...

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In the Way

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While Meadowood's mission team was in Colorado, the church we partner with learned it's building was literally in the way of a neighbor. That actually led to conversations that may break down some barriers to the gospel, which is the way it should be....

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Give It A Rest

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Regardless of what "rest" looks like for you, it's important—even commanded—that we still ourselves in the presence of God. Our schedules may make that difficult, but how different would our lives look if we rested properly?...

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Falls Creek: Day 2

We've only spent a couple of days at Falls Creek and have been having such an absolute blast! Day 2 began with a biscuit baking battle. We also heard Kent, Bob and Jay share stories of their own calls to ministry and their walk with Jesus. There's been plenty to do and learn as we've grown and worshipped together. It's hard to believe we're already nearing the halfway poi...

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Falls Creek: Day 1

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The first day at Falls Creek is complete, and we thought we'd do our best to keep you updated on all the goings-on taking place during Meadowood's "Week at the Creek."...

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Falls Creek: Strategic Prayer

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Meadowood is sending another large, unique group of students and sponsors to Falls Creek to connect with each other and with God. Not everyone can experience a week at the Creek, but we can all pray for those who do....

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The Final Days of Jesus: Resurrection Sunday

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Following the Sabbath rest, the first followers of Christ decide to visit the place of His burial. They didn't expect what they found. The stone was rolled away. The tomb was empty. And the things they had been taught in the years traveling with Jesus began to crystallize as a new reality set in. Though it would take some time (and further instruction from the Risen Jesus...

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The Final Days of Jesus: Saturday

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When it comes to the Saturday of Holy Week, the Bible gives us precious little information. We're mostly left to assume or simply imagine what it might've been like for those who had followed Jesus. Still, it can leave us with loads of questions....

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The Final Days of Jesus: Friday

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Though we may be familiar with the events of what has come to be called Good Friday, it's easy to lose sight of them or shift our focus forward a couple of days. So let's pause and remember the greatest—and perhaps the most confusing—day in all history....

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The Finals Days of Jesus: Thursday

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In these final days, we see tremendous shifts as the people celebrate Jesus and the leaders challenge Him. All of this happens amid dueling realities—the celebration of the Jewish Passover (God-ordained escape from Egypt) and the Roman occupation that dominates life of the times. God has chosen a strategic time to pull off the extraordinary....

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The Final Days of Jesus: Wednesday

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Another day in the Holy Week brings another step closer to the cross for Jesus, and our focus now turns to the opposition that has been pushing for this itinerant teacher to be removed from the scene before He disrupts all of Jewish life and belief during the most important time in the Jewish calendar as the people flocked to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover....

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The Final Days of Jesus: Tuesday

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When Jesus entered Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday, He set himself on a collision course with the religious leaders of the day. Why did they feel threatened and move to eliminate this young teacher from Nazareth?...

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The Final Days of Jesus: Monday

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Monday was the second day of the Jewish week, and the Monday of Jesus' march toward Calvary has some interesting events we still find both fascinating and confusing. Follow along with us on this Holy Week adventure through this next installment of The Final Days of Jesus....

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The Final Days of Jesus: Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday is an interesting day for the Christ follower. Triumphant in his arrival to Jerusalem, Jesus is actually beginning the final days of His ministry and life. Though we know it's not the true end, perhaps if we could take a closer look back, we might see some cultural, historical and theological points we may have missed....

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Meadowood Welcomes Guest Vocalist

You don't want to miss Meadowood morning worship service this Sunday, April 7, as we welcome a special guest singer/songwriter to join us in our worship....

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Know God Personally

This message is for everyone. It contains love, hope, and life-changing truths. These four principles will help you discover how to know God personally and experience the abundant life He promised....

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