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A Very Public Identification

This weekend we are privileged to celebrate one of the sacred ceremonies given to the church. But this is not to say that the church invented baptism. Baptism was practiced before the founding of the… Read more

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Deepen the Connection

The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized… Read more

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Does It Matter?

I was thinking not long ago about the fact that I’ve never had a conversation with my pancreas. And I was thinking that you probably haven’t either. And I was wondering if you were like… Read more

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Tested

I never really “tested” well. You know...going to class, studying for written exams, and then actually taking those exams were never really in the upper quadrant of my strengths profile.… Read more

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Blessed Are the Merciful

One of the real perks for me being able to participate in each weekend service is the number of new people I meet each week. I’m always blessed when they talk about how welcomed they feel here.… Read more

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The Blessed Hope of a Believer in Jesus

Keeping the most important doctrines of the church front and center is essential. No one would argue that point. It is therefore humorous and frustrating when people end up arguing over things that… Read more

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Prophecy and Practicality

Because prophecy is an integral part of scriptural revelation from Genesis to Revelation, a neglect of this important theme leaves one with an incomplete theology as well as an incomplete philosophy… Read more

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Will this be THE Year?

Our message series leading up to Christmas has been titled “Light and Life.” Jesus is the Light of the world, and He came to bring us life. This season of Advent is a time of expectant… Read more

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The Final Words

Do you ever think about the last words in the Bible? The last words in our New Testament are spoken by Jesus and the Apostle John. Found in Revelation 22:20-21, they frame for us what should be part… Read more

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Light and Life

Light and Life. It is not only the theme of our upcoming Christmas services but also a fitting description of the Advent season. What is Advent? It can be generally defined as “the arrival of a… Read more

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You're Forgiven Because He Was Forsaken

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? … Read more

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A Little Something Extra

I am very eager to preach the message from our Colossians study this weekend. I was convicted deeply in my own preparation and trust that this will take us places as a church where we need to go. … Read more

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Check Your Philosophy

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. … Read more

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Feeding and Leading

So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. … Read more

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Preparing for Marriage?

It is always exciting for me to hear about folks getting married in our community, especially in our church. We are often asked by potential brides and grooms about our process for weddings, and many… Read more