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My name is Josh Hurley. My wife Jackie and I and our 3 girls live in Cascade, Idaho. We believe we were called to Cascade for one purpose: To help build the Body into the head who is Christ. Imagine what a great and incredible gift each of us have in working together to become ONE with God! His Spirit lives in us and actively guides our lives telling us whom to speak to, how to pray, when to move, and when to stay. Our job is to be obedient. If you are a believer in the Cascade area and want to know how you can contribute to the body that is being built here, please let us know! If you are interested in what is taking place TODAY in those who are alive in Christ in the Cascade area, check out www.lifeincascade.com


Recent Blog Posts
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How to "Be" the Church.
Mar 22, 2020, 8:49 AM
Coronavirus is in full swing and we are all declaring, "Let`s be the church!" and "The church isn`t a building" and "Nobody can shut down the church!" But, do we really know what those things mean? Do we really know what they will cost us? We shouldn't be content to just sit in our pajamas today and watch a service and call it `church`. Now is the time to act! Hopefully this post helps you understand what that looks like.
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Is God Really In Control?
Mar 17, 2020, 3:30 PM
Sometimes we wrestle with the idea that God is good and yet allows evil people to use fear to control others. How could he? What should our response be? Most of us aren't quite sure how to reconcile these two realities. This post might come off as defensive. Maybe it is. But, there is great truth in the Bible that should help us in our current circumstances.
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Are pastors as "shepherds" biblical?
Mar 8, 2020, 12:14 PM
Normally you go to bed thinking about sheep. This morning I woke up thinking about sheep. The Bible refers to us as sheep. The Bible refers to Jesus as the Shepherd. The Bible gives some people the task of shepherding. But, this job description is so limiting, it can't possibly refer to the job description we've given the people we are calling our spiritual shepherds (pastors) today. So what does it mean? And why do we think pastors are elevated above the sheep in some way?

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Calling vs Common Sense
Mar 4, 2020, 8:27 PM
Most Americans are so blessed with their day-to-day lives that we can get by on common sense. And, so we do. The problem with common sense is it buries the voice of God deep inside of us where we can legitimately claim we aren't sure if it is Him speaking or not. Do you wrestle with knowing the voice of God? I hope this article will help you draw closer to him!
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Identity, Purpose, and Fruit
Feb 15, 2020, 4:34 PM
Many people wrestle with three things: Identity, Purpose, and Fruit. Many others have written books, gained followings and built organizations around these very things to discover they are truly lost when it comes to all three. There is only one solution to discovering your identity that leads you to live a purposeful and fruitful life.
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How can the church see its power restored in Cascade?
Feb 13, 2020, 9:08 PM
Are you sick of the brokenness in Cascade? Do you want to see the power of the Holy Spirit flow through the Church the way we read about in Acts? Do you believe the Church is the answer? I do! In fact, I know she is. Holy Spirit filled Christ-followers are God's plan to reach Cascade. If not us, then who? I think we are close, we just need to get a few things right!

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For my next witness I call...
Feb 11, 2020, 10:38 PM
You are my witnesses declares the LORD. Can you believe that God chose us to be his witnesses? I'd say most of us have a hard time believing we are God's plan to reach the world. But he calls us his ambassadors. Ambassadors speak for the king! Do you?
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The State of the Church - 2020
Feb 10, 2020, 10:20 PM
Mirroring a State of the Union, I give a "State of the Church" in Cascade for 2020.