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Acts 16:16-40 Man’s Need for Salvation

The hearts of natural men are exceedingly full of sin. If they had but one sin in their hearts, it would be sufficient to render their condition very dreadful. But they have not only one sin, but all manner of sin. There is every kind of lust. The heart is a mere sink of sin, […]

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Posted on: January 9, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 16:6-24 The Goodness and Perfection of God’s Plan

What if God completely withdrew His Holy Spirit from the earth for the entire week! Think about it—would you notice the difference? It is easy to fall into routine Christianity, where we function in the flesh instead of walk in vital dependence upon God’s Spirit. One of the main lessons of the Book of Acts […]

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Posted on: January 2, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 15:36 – Acts 16:5 Walking by Grace and Not Works

  The biggest tragedy for the believer is that he is robbed of the spiritual wealth that is his by abiding in Christ. Legalists rob the Christian of his liberty. Legalists do not live by the Spirit, but by rules and regulations. He is bound to laws and traditions instead of walking by faith in […]

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Posted on: December 26, 2013 - 10:00PM

Luke 2:25-38 The Saints Anticipate Salvation in Christ

  Let me then take your thoughts along the history of our Savior for a few moments. Far back into the ages, when as yet this world and sun and moon were not created — when God dwelt alone — then, in the foreknowledge of God, it was apparent that man would sin — that […]

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Posted on: December 19, 2013 - 10:00PM

Micah 5:2-5 The Birth of the Deliverer

Micah of Morasheth was burdened with a prophetic gift of discernment from God. Almost in spite of himself, Micah saw God at work behind the dramatic changes on the national scene as well as the international scene, all of which affected his people deeply. Micah saw judgment coming. Micah tried to call his people, the […]

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Posted on: December 12, 2013 - 10:00PM

Laugh!

Read Genesis 21:1-7 It happens just at the time God knew it would and should.  You hear it in the middle of Advent, a whole string of notes that just come along and untie you: “Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.”  Notes like an echo of laughter.  Like children throwing back their heads and letting laughter, this oxygenated grace, cascade […]

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Posted on: December 7, 2013 - 7:32AM

Advent 2013 – Christ’s Coming Brings Victory Over Satan

Jesus became man because what was needed was the death of a man who was more than man. The incarnation was God’s locking himself into death row. Christ did not risk death. He embraced it. That is precisely why he came: not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom […]

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Posted on: December 5, 2013 - 10:00PM

Philippians 2:1-11 The Incarnation of Christ Brings Hope for the Nations

  In stark contrast to men, who are striving to gain power and prestige, we find the Second Person of the Godhead, who was willing to lay aside self-interest in order to save men. We can hardly imagine what a concession it would have been for our Lord to have left Heaven, where myriads of […]

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Posted on: November 28, 2013 - 10:00PM

Revelation 5:9-10 Why Unreached People Groups?

  God’s great goal in all of history is to uphold and display the glory of his name for the enjoyment of his people from all the nations. The question now is: Why does God pursue the goal of displaying his glory by focusing the missionary task on all the peoples of the world? How does  this […]

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Posted on: November 21, 2013 - 7:45PM

Battle Discontentment with Community

If you struggle with contentment, I would encourage you to watch this short 2 minute video (Community Costs).  Being a part of a church plant is not easy.  Some of us have moved away from family to be here.  Some of us have moved away from friends that we have history with to see the […]

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Posted on: November 19, 2013 - 3:48PM