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September 8, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

Have you ever struggled to be free of a besetting sin? Something that you desired to leave behind but for some reason could not stop yourself from doing? We all struggle in this way. Yet as Christians our response is not the same as the world's response. To be free from the power of sin we do not look to the law but rather to the power of the gospel. This week we will cont...

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September 1st, 2017 Cupola Express

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Preparing for The Lord's Day What captivates you? What fascinates you and engrosses your mind? Is it a hobby? A financial, academic or career goal? A political philosophy? A pleasure? A fear? This week we will continue our study of Colossians picking up at Colossians 2:8-10. Here the Apostle Paul warns the Colossian church not to be taken captive by the powers of this wor...

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The Cupola Newsletter for September, 2017

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View the fullCupola newsletter for September (PDF)...

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The Cupola Express for August 25, 2017

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Preparing For The Lord's Day The church in Colossae had come under the influence of false teaching and the people were in danger of being deceived. The heart of the false teaching relates to the relationship between the law and good works in the life of Christians. Do Christians need Christ plus the law to walk in obedience and holiness? If not, how are Christians to matu...

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Quick To Listen, Lament and Learn

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You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19 (NRSV) Why do I often get this backward? Why is it that I am so slow to listen, yet quick to speak and q...

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A Good Value

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Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26 I’ve become a frequent shopper at our local Goodwill. There are several reasons for that. For on...

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The Cupola Express for August 4, 2017

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P R E P A RIN G F O R T H E L O R D ' S D A Y With God's blessing for Rivermont EPC, I often marvel at the passion and unity that we enjoy in the Gospel. As a covenant family, we remain humble and excited in Jesus Christ as we keep our eyes on Him and embrace His word. With attention to Colossians 2:1-5, we'll continue our series entitled "The Supremacy and Sufficienc...

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Pure In Heart

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“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. ” Psalm 73:1-2 And thus begins this Psalm of Asaph. There is much to prize in this Psalm. There is the honesty of Asaph that characterizes much of the Psalms. There is the ability to articulate not only the struggle but also the ...

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The Cupola Express for July 28, 2017

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With our commitment to Jesus Christ and His word, we steady ourselves to live for His glory and our spiritual renewal. Even when we need encouragement to face the challenges of life, the Lord provides His grace and strength to cause us to walk in His love with one another. ...

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The Cupola Express for July 14, 2017

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This coming Lord’s Day, we continue in our sermon series on the book of Colossians. As we examine verses 24-26 from chapter 1, we see the importance of getting Jesus right. Seeing Jesus as our supreme and sufficient, creator, redeemer and head of the church is vital when we face suffering. ...

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