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April 20th, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day Last week, in Numbers 13, we saw the report that was given concerning the land of Canaan. Ten of the twelve spies reported that the land devoured its people, it was filled with giants, and it was covered with fortified cities. Their conclusion? "We can't possibly take this land!" Nevertheless, two of the spies reported that the land was fruitf...

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April 13th, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day It is amazing that people who are presented with the exact same facts or experiences can come away with such different opinions. You and your spouse go out to eat at the same restaurant and she loves it and you hate it. Same food, same service, different response. You watch a sporting event and you believe your team has been cheated by the ref...

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April 6, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day This Sunday, we return to our journey through the book of Numbers and witness God's response to sibling rivalry between Miriam, Aaron, and Moses. With merciful meekness, Moses intercedes for his older sister and brother in response to God's righteous judgment against them. We'll see the beauty of our risen Savior who is gentle and lowly in hea...

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The Spectacle of the Resurrection

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The dialogue of the two criminals crucified on the crosses beside Jesus draws out the spectacle of the crucifixion and the resurrection. Let us be in awe of this great spectacle, that the innocent and dying Savior rose for our salvation and our resurrection. ...

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Preparing for Worship - Holy Week

Preparing for Worship Holy Week Praise the Crucified and Risen Lord! In worship this Holy Week, we keep our eyes moving ever forward toward hope, the hope of Resurrection! In each service, we will honor and adore our glorious Savior. Please remain in prayer throughout the week and prepare to commune with Christ in the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. ...

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March 23, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Preparing for the Lord's Day As we ready our hearts for Holy Week, we will be studying Luke 19:28-40. In this passage of Scripture, we have recorded the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. As the people of Jerusalem sing praise to Jesus as the coming king, the Pharisees object. They want Jesus to quiet them down. In response, Jesus says something a bit puzzling. He ...

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March 16, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Preparing for the Lord's Day "Don't leave home without it!" In 1975 American Express launched an advertising campaign to market their credit card and traveler's checks an essential for everyday life, as well as, for travel. If you don't want to get stuck, make sure you have your American Express card. If you want to get home safely, don't leave home without it. We have ca...

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March 9, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Preparing for the Lord's Day What is your favorite thing to grumble about? I think that we all have something that truly gets under our skin. Something that we feel compelled to complain about. Maybe it is traffic or bad grammar. We grumble about our government or our families. In Numbers 11, the people of Israel begin to grumble about their situation and their food. Trav...

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Lent: Trusting and Following our Suffering Savior

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During Lent we walk down the road of Christ's sufferings. We are reminded that Jesus is the Savior who came to die. He lived to serve others and served us ultimately by dying for our sins. This Lent, let's trust and follow this suffering Savior through service and enter the true spirit of the Lent season. We see this example in the trials of Joseph. ...

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March 2, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Preparing for the Lord's Day Our sermon series through Numbers is called, "The Journey Home." However, over the last eight sermons, Israel hasn't gone anywhere. They haven't taken a journey. They have only been prepared for their journey. As we continue in chapter nine and through chapter ten, Israel finally begins their journey to the land of Canaan. The command to march...

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