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


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


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


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


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


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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TLI Update: Whatever the Cost, Jesus is Worth It!

TLI update

As I think about this past month, I'm grateful to God for all His goodness and am amazed at His wonderful plan for His church. I'd like to review the last few weeks by highlighting three events: (1) the field security seminar I attended in October, (2) Dr. Allaboe's visit from Togo, and (3) attending the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Field Sec...

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Thanksgiving According to the Psalms

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Throughout the Bible, thanksgiving is a normal and necessary part of saving faith. And so it ought to be in our lives as well. Sure, the holidays may jump start our cold hearts, but for those who know the Lord, thanksgiving is a way of life, not a holiday feeling. Still, what does thanksgiving look like on a regular basis? And how can we grow in our expressions of thanksg...

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In Search of a Priest Like Melchizedek (Genesis 14; Psalm 110; Hebrews 7)


Who is Melchizedek? And why is Jesus called a high priest like Melchizedek? And what does Melcan we abbreviate his strange name?have to do with the church and the world today? On Sunday, I tried to answer those questions with an animated tour of the Bible. Incorporating the artistic gifts of Jeff Dionise, our elder for outreach, I preached a three part message that starte...

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Answered Prayer and God's Heart for the Fatherless


Answered Prayer This week God has answered a long-standing prayer request and given Occoquan Bible Churchcause to celebrate joyfully. The adoption of two precious girls by a family from the church has been finalized after a nearly five-year journey to give the siblings a home and family. The timing couldn't be more perfect as this Sunday November 11 we will observe Orphan...

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