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Rhythms of Grace: Three Reflections on Worship

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Do you find yourself in God's gospel story week to week? How does the gospel inform worship? What should we include and exclude in our Sunday morning services? These are just a couple of the questions Mike Cosper answers in his book, Rhythms of Grace: How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel. Written by a pastor who has led music in the church for decades,...

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Rhythms of Grace: Three Reflections on Worship

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Do you find yourself in God's gospel story week to week? How does the gospel inform worship? What should we include and exclude in our Sunday morning services? These are just a couple of the questions Mike Cosper answers in his book, Rhythms of Grace: How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel. Written by a pastor who has led music in the church for decades,...

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Look to Christ this Mother's Day

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For many women, Mother's Day is a day full of gifts and expressions of gratitude. It is an opportunity to reflect on the blessing of children and an opportunity to honor moms for the ways they care for their families. For others, however, this same day meant for celebration may hold a measure of heartache. Some women have known the loss of a child, so this day is bitter...

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Look to Christ this Mother's Day

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For many women, Mother's Day is a day full of gifts and expressions of gratitude. It is an opportunity to reflect on the blessing of children and an opportunity to honor moms for the ways they care for their families. For others, however, this same day meant for celebration may hold a measure of heartache. Some women have known the loss of a child, so this day is bitter...

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Ruth: A Righteous Love Story

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The book of Ruth is a brief story describing a pleasant aspect of rural life. To romantics, Ruth could become the obsessive kind of idol. It has all the ingredients of a sappy soap opera: drama, tragedy, triumph, and romance (but, as we will see, the book is so much more). To scholars, Ruth is no less a treasure. "The book of Ruth is a Hebrew short story, told with consumm...

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Why Read Brave New World

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Next Thursday, the ladies' book club will discuss the book, Brave New World. Published in 1932 by Aldous Huxley, an English writer and philosopher, well known for his practice of Eastern religion and drug use, it might raise the question: Why read this book from such a "sketchy" author? Two answers will be given below. One is by Lori Bridges, who will lead the discussion ...

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Answered Prayer and God's Heart for the Fatherless

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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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Living Scripture

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This year a group of 15 from OBC attended the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation (CCEF) 2018 National Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. The theme of the conference was "Living Scripture." David Powlison, Executive Director of CCEF, described the topic as one that is at the very center of why we exist and what we do. "Scripture is the living Word of the living God...

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Take up and Read: Ten (or more) Recommended Authors for Women

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In a world where we fill our spare minutes with tidbits of info instantly accessed on our phones, it's far too easy to neglect reading longer books. In fact, because some have convinced themselves they don't have time to take on an entire book, they settle for short summaries, quotes, or whatever internet candy clickbait that's trending today. Still, there are others who ...

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Be Careful Little Flock How You Hear

A few years ago Thabiti Anyabwile published a little book calledWhat is a Healthy Church Member?In it, he urged healthy church members to be expositional listeners, by which he meant that just as the faithful pastor makes the main point of his message the main point of the text (i.e., expositional preaching), so healthycongregations will also make it a priority to comprehe...

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