Sunday, November 30

AM Worship Service Matthew 1:1-17 How is a genealogy useful to equip believers for every good work? 1. Verifies Christ’s identity and fulfillment of God’s promises – Promises on which we stake our eternal destiny 2. Teaches us specific truths about God God...
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Sunday, November 23

AM Worship Service Overview of Christ’s preaching on the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew. Christ preaches five significant sermons: Character of the Kingdom (5-7) Divisiveness of the Kingdom (10) Pictures of the Kingdom (13) Ethics of the Kingdom (18) Culmination and Rewards...
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Sunday, November 16

AM Worship Service: Records of the Savior Main Point: Accept the message God crafted for you Passage: Theme verses of the gospels Overview – Matthew demonstrates the AUTHORITY of Christ Mark demonstrates the SERVANTHOOD of Christ Luke demonstrates Christ’s call to...
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Hope Clarified

The following is a recap of the Sunday AM message from 8.10.2014. Context: The Thessalonians were not sure what happens to those who die before Christ returns. Paul gives an assurance that they will not miss out on the glory that will come when Christ returns! Theme:...
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Characteristics of Prayer

The points below are from the Wednesday devotional given by Jake Swanson on May 7, 2014.  1. Prayer is to God – 12:5 Reminds us that we are dependent on God!   2. The church prays – 10:2 Prayer expresses a relationship with God or a desire for a relationship with...
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Praying for Effectiveness

“Dear Lord, please help us to reach our community for you. Amen.” Do you desire to reach your community for Christ? Are you praying effectively to do so? Does God’s Word give any direction regarding what effective gospel ministry looks like?   Gleaning from...
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One Anothering

How’s your “one anothering” going this year? “What’s that?” you say. Something that God emphasizes repeatedly in the New Testament. In fact, over 50 passages talk about how we are are to treat “one another.” Something that God...
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Expository Preaching

What is expositional preaching? Simply stated, expositional preaching delivers sermons based on an approach to the Bible that asks, “What does this passage say?” The antithesis of the expository approach asks, “What can I say about this passage?”...
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The Purpose of Church

Note: This article does not provide a fully developed ecclesiology (doctrine of the church) or outline completely all the nuances of a local body of believers. It simply points out foundational truths that must be part of a bibilically faithful local church. If you desire to...
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Enduring Vapor

James reminds us that life is a vapor. But, all throughout the New Testament God communicates the hallmark of Christian living is endurance. Do these two themes mix? How do we live “a vapor” and endure at the same time? Running in cold weather gives a simple picture of this....
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