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The Importance of Disciple Making in the Mission of the Church

  All of us when it comes to talking about making disciples, it’s not about individual followers, just on their own, lone rangers making disciples. It’s about being a part of a body and together making disciples. So when it comes to those central practices that are involved in disciple-marking: sharing the gospel, showing the […]



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Posted on: August 29, 2013 - 8:25PM

Where are We Going As A Church? Sermon Series – Part 1

  By dying upon the cross for our sin and by rising from the dead in victory over sin, Jesus fully activated the good news. We can now be reconciled to God and live forever in unbroken fellowship with God. We can begin already to experience the new creation, even as we wait for the […]



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Posted on: August 22, 2013 - 5:38PM

Good Gospel Questions

In Galatians 2, Paul irons the issue out.  You are justified by faith.  Salvation comes through both dying to the propensity to trust in moral efforts under the law & actively trusting in the finished work of Christ.  For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God (Gal 2:19).  The […]



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Posted on: August 21, 2013 - 10:50AM

Acts 8:26-40 The Gospel Continue to Go Foward

  Luke seems to have regarded Stephen and Philip as a pair. Luke saw the ministry of both  men as helping to pave the way for the Gentile mission. Stephen’s contribution lay in his teaching about the temple, the law, and the Christ, and in the effects of his martyrdom, while Philip’s lay in his […]



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Posted on: August 15, 2013 - 1:16PM

Acts 8:9-25 Warning against False Conversion and the Right Heart

  (a) The right and good heart is a “new heart.” (Ezek. 36:26.) It is not the heart with which a man is born, but another heart put in him by the Holy Ghost. It is a heart which has new tastes, new joys, new sorrows, new desires, new hopes, new fears, new likes, new […]



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Posted on: August 7, 2013 - 12:48PM

Acts 8:1-25 The Result of the Gospel is Joy

The instinct which prompts the vain and worldly to shut the door and keep earnest religion outside, lest it should mar their happiness, is a true instinct. Every creature after its kind. Every creature’s instinct is true for its own preservation. The apprehension that Christ’s entrance into the vain or vicious heart would be the […]



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Posted on: August 1, 2013 - 7:57AM