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Partnering for the Sanctity of Human Life

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Sanctity of Life Sunday This Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday, as we give special attention to the sanctity of human life, and grieve as we remember Roe v Wade and the unfathomable loss and pain that abortion has inflicted upon so many. We do well to remember the truths confessed in our Statement of Faith: "We believe that all human life is sacred and created...

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Nine Recommendations and Priorities for Bible Reading in 2019

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Dear Church Family, We invite you to join with us in a two-year journey as we seek to grow in faithfulness and devotion to the Word of God and prayer. More than a New Year's resolution, we invite you to walk together in these spiritual disciplines as a church family. READ TOGETHER We invite you to read through the Bible with us in 2019-2020!At the pace of about two chap...

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What’s Better Than a Budget?

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Talk of budgets, or lack thereof, is all the rage in Washington, D.C. this week. Will there be a federal budget, or will there be a shutdown? Does the federal budget really matter if Congress just appropriates more money for pet projects or "emergency" expenditures? The entire approach to the federal budgeting process is one of scarcity. More programs. More special interes...

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Read and Pray Together in 2019

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Our church-wide Bible reading and prayer schedule for the new year!...

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Introducing Lottie Moon, Her Sacrifice, and the Missions Offering Taken in Her Name

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Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God.Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 On Christmas Eve in 1912, some eight months after the sinking of the Titanic, there was another loss of titanic proportions. On the other side of the world, on a boat in the harbor of Kobe, Japan Lottie Moonall 50 pounds of her st...

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Bread and Wine at the Table of a Righteous King (A Meditation on the Lord’s Supper)

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As we prepare to take the Lord's Supper this Sunday, our guest preacher, Dr. Irwyn Ince, will be bringing a word from Hebrews 7. As we looked at Psalm 110 a few weeks ago, this message will complement and complete our study on Jesus Christ, a priest after the order of Melchizedek. What follows is meditation on the Lord's Supper from Genesis 14 to Jesus Christ. Dear Chur...

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Celebrating and Sharing the Light of the World

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An Advent Reading Prayer Schedule Dear Church Family, As we celebrate the Light of the World this Christmas season, we invite you to take this month to pray together with us for those who yet remain in darkness. We would like to give you 'Loving the Lost,' a one-month prayer guide for unreached peoples from the International Mission Board. Each day introduces an unre...

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Celebrating and Proclaiming Christ at Christmastime

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Dear church family, We look forward to Christmas for many reasons, but most of all we rejoice at the miracle of Christ's birth, and the grace of God in the Word become flesh. One of the traditions my family looks forward to is our advent calendar. Each day of December leading up to Christmas we tuck a slip of paper with a daily Scripture reading and a Christmas tradition...

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Philemon: A Portrait of Gospel Partnership

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Over the last few weeks I have had the joy of studying and teaching through Paul's epistle to Philemon. This shortest of all Paul's epistles was written during his first Roman imprisonment to mediate reconciliation between the runaway slave Onesimus and his owner Philemon. But more than that, Paul authors an incredibly vivid portrait of partnership and fellowship in the g...

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The Gospel According to Moses: Three Reasons Why We Should Study Deuteronomy

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If you could only take one book of the Bible with you on a deserted island, what would it be? Psalms? The Gospel of John? Hebrews? What about Deuteronomy? Amazingly, when we put that question to the life Jesus, we discover it was the book of Deuteronomy and the Psalms, which Jesus took with him when the Spirit led him into the wilderness. In Matthew 4:111 we find the acco...

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