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5 Reasons to Prioritize Church This Summer

Against all odds, summer is nearly upon us. While the prospect of nearly three months free of infringing exams is almost too good to be true for students, for the - well let's say, more advanced among us - the yearly prospect of trying to cobble together a bathing suit fit for public consumption is enough to drive the most stalwart soul to sheer panic. The summer season ...

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Jacob and Leo's Baptism

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Delighting in God's Word: 30 Day Bible Reading and Memorization

In the sermon "Delighting in God's Word", we looked at Psalm 1 and how it defines the righteous man as one who meditates on the word of God day and night. Here are some practical suggestions to help you as you prayerfully commit to take in more of God's word in order to be shaped by it and bear much fruit. 30 Day Bible Reading Plan For the next month, pick a shorter book...

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The Work of the Spirit in the Life of the Believer: Help in Weakness

Part 1: The Work of the Spirit in the Life of the Believer: Regeneration Part 2: The Work of the Spirit in the Life of the Believer: Sanctification Because sanctification is a process, and we will not "arrive" until glory, believers still have many weaknesses and shortcomings. Jesus said, "Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willi...

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The Work of the Spirit in the Life of a Believer: Sanctification

In my first post, The Work of The Spirit in the Life of the Believer: Regeneration, we saw that the Spirit is responsible for giving new life to the non-believer. He gives life to the dead, eyes to the blind, and ears to the deaf. He replaces the dead, hard heart with a new heart of flesh. The Spirit, having turned the human heart towards God, now begins a work in him. "H...

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The Work of the Spirit in the Life of the Believer: Regeneration

The third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is often treated as kind of the "black sheep" of the Godhead. Many people have a flawed understanding of who the Spirit is based on baggage and stereotypes from what they have experienced or been taught regarding the Holy Spirit. In some circles the Holy Spirit is abused, through misuse of spiritual gifts such as tongues an...

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Kingdom Through Covenant

Have you every wondered how the Biblical covenants fit together? How does the New Covenant relate to the Old Covenant? Check out this 7 lecture series by Dr. Peter J. Gentry Lecture 1: Covenant with Noah Lecture 2: Covenant with Creation Lecture 3: Covenant with Abraham Lecture 4: Covenant with Israel (Mosaic) Lecture 5: Davidic Covenant Lecture 6: The New Covenant ...

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Fellowship Group Questions: Philippians 1:1 Part 1

Fellowship Group Questions Philippians 1:1 "Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus" Sermon: Slaves of Christ Jesus 1. According to Scripture, everyone is a slave to something or someone. What kinds of things are we enslaved to apart from God? Do we find ourselves still 'submitting' to these masters sometimes? What 'masters' can we turn from in repentance and follow ...

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Fellowship Group Questions: Philippians 1:1 Part 2

"To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the boverseersand cdeacons" Philippians 1:1b 1. Do you struggle with guilt, because you know others are more mature than you? Are you ever discouraged that others seem to know and love Christ more? What encouragement is it that all who are 'in Christ Jesus' are saints? What would change in the way you live your...

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Fellowship Group Questions: Philippians 1:2

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:2 1. What is the grace of God? Grace is a word that we use a lot, but perhaps we've grown cold to the reality of God's grace. Read some scriptures together, and consider what the Grace of God is. 2. Functionally, it's easy for us to live as if we have not received the grace of God. ...

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