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Gospel Promises

This article was written by Paul Tripp and originally appeared at paultripp.com. You may have heard me say this before, but it's worth repeating again: I'm deeply persuaded that many Christians, myself included, have a big gap in the middle of our gospel theology. Let me break it down and then apply it in a fresh way: I think we have a strong understanding of the theo...

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Preparing for Sunday: April 2, 2017

This Sunday we will begin a new three part series from Matthew called Jesus the King, which will take us through Easter. This week, Pastor AJ Rankin will share from Matthew 20:20-28: Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said t...

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What is Baptism?

  This Sunday our church will celebrate baptism, so we want to take the opportunity to ask "What is baptism?" Take a moment to read the article below, which was written by David Mathis and originally appeared at Desiring God, that will help us answer that question as we prepare for Baptism Sunday. Visible words. That was the Reformers’ term for baptis...

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Preparing for Sunday: March 26, 2017

This Sunday we will celebrate baptism, and we will conclude our study of the book of Colossians. Pastor Steve Heron will cover Colossians 4:12-18: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. For I bear him witness that he has ...

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Preparing for Sunday: March 19, 2017

This Sunday we continue in the book of Colossians. Pastor Steve Heron will cover Colossians 4:7-11: Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our ...

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What If I Don't Want To Pray?

  This week, Pastor Steve Heron preached from Colossians 4:2-4 on prayer. Check out the article below, which originally appreared at Desiring God,  to learn some further tips on how to pray, especially when it seems hard. Few aspects of the Christian life can cause God’s people more guilt than a lack of personal, private prayer. Few disciplines in the C...

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Preparing for Sunday: March 12, 2017

This Sunday we continue in the book of Colossians. Pastor Steve Lindemeyer will cover Colossians 4:5-6: Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. You can prepare for this week's worship gathering by reading Colossians 4 and li...

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How Faith Affects Our Work

  This week, Pastor AJ Rankin preached from Colossians 3:22-4:1 on work - something we spend over half of our waking hours doing. How do we view our work in light of the gospel? Check out the article below, written by Tim Keller, on how our faith affects our work.  Morals First, the Christian faith gives us a moral compass, an inner GPS giving us ethical g...

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Preparing for Sunday - March 5, 2017

This Sunday we continue in the book of Colossians. Pastor Steve Heron will cover Colossians 4:2-4: Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how ...

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Saying Goodbye to Sunday Morning-Only Christianity

We want to equip our people to live all of life under the lordship of Jesus Christ with his empowering presence. Living in gospel-saturated community is crucial for our spiritual growth. With that in mind, check out the article below - written by Jeff Vanderstelt for The Verge - and consider how you can get involved in a community of believers. For far too many Christ...

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