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December 8, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Preparing for the Lord's Day Peace is a strange word to associate with the holiday season. How are you to have peace with all the traffic? How are you to have peace when you have added fifteen Christmas parties/events to your calendar? What is peaceful about Walmart in December? What is peaceful about children hyped-up on the excitement of presents and the rush of sugar? ...

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Advent Peace Devotional

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Advent marks the coming arrival of the Lord Jesus.  We need Advent.  We need time and space to wrap our minds and hearts around the incarnation.  That God became man...he became human...he became touchable and vulnerable.  He did that so that we might experience peace. That we might know it and treasure it.  He came to heal the deep wounds of our a...

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Advent Hope

Christ's birth on Christmas day brought the hope of eternal life, new birth, and new creation. C.S. Lewis helps us navigate the ups and downs of life in this created, but fallen world. Every unmet desire and deep groan reminds us that we were made for another world and Christ has promised and purchased this world to come....

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December 1, 2017 - Cupola Express

As we look to this coming Lord’s Day, we begin our Advent celebrations by looking at the theme of Hope.  Pastor Ron will be preaching a sermon from 1 Peter 1:3-9 entitled, “Living Hope and Great Mercy.”  In that sermon, we will see that we have been 1) born again, 2) to an inheritance that is 3) kept in heaven.       &n...

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Advent Devotional

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Advent is the season of preparation. Of waiting and anticipation for Christ's coming. While we celebrate Christ's birth in this Advent season, we also look forward to His second Advent, when he will return in glory to make all things new. ...

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November 22, 2017 - Cupola Express

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Preparing for the Lord's Day In our sermon series on Colossians, the last few weeks we have learned what it means to take off the old self and put on the new self. Through our union with Christ, we have been changed and have hope in this life and hope for the life to come. Yet, sometimes we struggle to convey the hope that we have and are not sure how to share the go...

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November 17, 2017 - Cupola Express

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Preparing for the Lord's Day We have all heard the phrase, “That man is so heavenly minded that he is no earthly good.” It means that someone can become so spiritual in their view of the world that they fail to address real-world needs and situations. In our study of Colossians, we have been exhorted to, “…seek the things that are above, where Chr...

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November 10, 2017 - Cupola Express

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Preparing for the Lord's Day A uniform helps us to identify who a person is and the role that they play in society. When we see a man in fatigues, we know that he is in the Army. When we see a woman in a white coat, with a stethoscope we know she is a doctor. When we watch a football game, we can distinguish between teams because they wear different colors. Ministers wear...

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November 3, 2017 - Cupola Express

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Puritan John Owen once wrote, “Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” This week we will return to our study Colossians picking up at Colossians 3:5-11. In these verses the Apostle Paul encourages ...

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October 27, 2017 - Cupola Express

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Preparing for the Lord’s Day Five-hundred years ago a German Monk nailed ninety-five points for debate upon a church door. While Martin Luther only expected a lively discussion, the Lord used this act to ignite the fires of revival, the Protestant Reformation. At the heart of this revival was a recovery of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. We are not sav...

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