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Kids' Advent Reading Plan

Kids' Advent Reading Plan: Jesus Storybook Bible Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation. The word advent comes from the Latin adventus, which means coming. We wait with anticipation as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. As we wait, we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. We have a lot to be excited about. During this season we are celebr...

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Preparing for Sunday: November 29, 2015

Preparing for Sunday This week, we will continue our celebration of Advent - the season of waiting for Christ's coming incarnation. If Advent is new to you, learn more about what Advent is by reading this article. Pastor Craig Tuck will share from Romans 5:12-21 about how Jesus is the True and Better Adam. You can prepare by reading ahead and listening to some of th...

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What Is Advent?

As we begin our Advent series "He Has Come", we have provided resources to help your family celebrate and worship during this season. Copies of both our adult devotionals and "Jesus Storybook Bible" reading guides are available at the Sunday connect area. You will also be able to access the daily devotionals here, on our blog. Below is a short introduction to the Adve...

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Questions for Discussion: Advent Week 1

Discussion Questions: The Word Became Flesh Read John 1:1-18. 1. When you think about God what is the first word that comes to mind? What in your life most forms those ideas? 2. Read Exodus 33:17-23. How does Jesus coming help us to “see” God? 3. What were some of your Christmas family traditions growing up? How could you be intentional to develop meaningfu...

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Not Only the Gospel

Over the next several months we will be telling stories of the extraordinary work of God in normal people's lives. You will also get the chance to know some of our pastors and staff as they share their stories. If you have a story about how God is working in your life that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you and celebrate together.  Stories: Micah V...

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Preparing for Sunday - November 22, 2015

Preparing for Sunday This week, we will begin celebrating Advent - the season of waiting for Christ's coming incarnation. We will begin this season by looking at how the Word became flesh from  John 1:1-18. You can prepare by reading ahead and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday!   ...

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Questions for Discussion: 1 Corinthians 12

Discussion Questions: Gifts: How The Spirit Empowers Read 1 Corinthians 12. 1. Are you aware of your spiritual gifts? Do you see a difference in your skills and talents versus your gifting? 2. Which gifts are given the most prominence in our culture? Which gifts do you value the most? 3. How do you struggle with comparing your part in the body with others? Are their pe...

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Thanksgiving Outreach: Serving the East Side

Join us in partnership with St. John's Chapel and several other local churches to serve the East Side community. We will be distributing meals and other items to those in need as part of the Thanksgiving Outreach known as Feeding the Multitude. Please bring unwanted, clean, and gently used clothes to be donated to the families in attendance. This will be an incredible oppo...

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Time Well-Spent

This past weekend, our leadership team took the opportunity to get out of town on a retreat together. We did this out of a desire have a healthy team,  so that we may fully invest in serving our church community. As Pastor Craig mentioned last week, we are glad to serve a congregation who values this for its leadership. For this reason, we believe that this time prove...

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Preparing for Sunday - November 15, 2015

Preparing for Sunday This week, Pastor Steve Heron will conclude our series The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church, preaching about how the Holy Spirit empowers us with His gifts. You can prepare by reading ahead and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday!   ...

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Questions for Discussion: Luke 5:1-10

Discussion Questions: Mercy and Mission Read Luke 5:1-11 1. Why is Peter’s reaction to Jesus a key part of this passage? Why did he not celebrate getting a lot of fish? 2. Jesus calls Peter to be a fisher of men. How do we see this in the rest of Peter’s life? 3. Do you “own the lostness” of your community or are you like the Francis Chan illust...

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International Discipleship

Over the next several months we will be telling stories of the extraordinary work of God in normal people's lives. You will also get the chance to know some of our pastors and staff as they share their stories. If you have a story about how God is working in your life that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you and celebrate together.  Stories: And...

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Preparing for Sunday - November 8, 2015

Preparing for Sunday This week, our leaders will be on a staff retreat in Myrtle Beach. Please pray for their time as they seek the Lord's guidance for the future and direction of our church. We will have a guest speaker this week: Pastor Mike Seaver of Sovereign Grace Church of the Lowcountry. He will preach from Luke 5:1-11 about Mercy and Mission. You can prepar...

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Questions for Discussion: Romans 8:9-17

Discussion Questions: How the Spirit Kills Read Romans 8:9-17. 1. Can you remember in your own experience the beginning of sanctification that occurred when you became a Christian? Do you remember specific times in your life where your desires changed? 2. As you have grown to greater maturity and holiness in the Christian life, have you become more conscious of the weig...

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