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Worship Through Prayer – August 12, 2018

Lord you are Holy. You are the Holy One of Israel. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in your holy places? By your very nature Lord, you are set apart from sin. And through the sin of this world, man is set apart from you. You are glorious, majestic, […]

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Posted on: August 14, 2018 - 9:27AM

Psalm 41 – God’s Blessing Is Found In How We Love Others

John Newton wrote, “If, as I go home, a child has dropped a halfpenny, and if, by giving it another, I can wipe away its tears, I feel I have done something. I should be glad to do greater things; but I will not neglect this.” These days, it’s not hard to find someone in […]

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Posted on: August 9, 2018 - 10:00PM

Bookstall Update for August 12, 2018

We have a handful of new books in on Sunday. Come see us before or after the service and pick up something for yourself or a friend! Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry: This book is a concise, valuable treatment on what is often a challenging topic for Christians. How should churches and individuals think biblically […]

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Psalm 40 – God is Our Help and Deliverer

We constantly speak in hope language:   “I hope my company does well.” “I hope he isn’t mad at me.” “I hope God really does answer prayer.” “I sure hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow.” “I hope this sickness isn’t something serious.”   If you are a human being, you hope. You attach your security, your […]

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Posted on: August 2, 2018 - 10:46PM

Pastoral Prayer – July 29, 2018

Almighty God, we come before you humbly, echoing the words of David, “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.  Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head […]

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Posted on: July 31, 2018 - 9:26AM

Psalm 39 – The Brevity of Life

I know it’s a cliche, but it’s also true: life is short.   Often far too short. One of my in-laws just lost her mother to Parkinson’s; the mom was only in her 50s. A pastor I know from back in Michigan just saw his teenage son pass away. We’ve already had several deaths at […]

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Posted on: July 26, 2018 - 10:00PM

The Certainty of Sunday

The Need for Rhythms Throughout the Week Author: Charlie Jackson There are some things in life that are certain, especially in Florida. You can even set your watch by them. It never fails – every day in the summertime, at four in the afternoon, having an umbrella at your disposal is a must as the […]

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Posted on: July 24, 2018 - 5:58PM

Worship through Prayer – July 22, 2018

Is. 66:2 – “All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” Join with me as we pray this morning that God would […]

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Posted on: July 23, 2018 - 2:53PM

Psalm 38 – The Discipline of God for Our Good

ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE FEATURES of David is his candor. At his best he is transparently honest. That means, among other things, that when there is an array of things going wrong in his life he does not collapse them into a single problem.   Nothing could be clearer from Psalm 38. Commentators sometimes […]

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Posted on: July 19, 2018 - 10:00PM

New Children’s, African-American church history, and a Tim Keller short are now available!

More new books at the bookstall this week! Come find us before or after the service and grab a copy for the summer. Thabiti Anyabwile’s “Faithful Preacher” tells the story of three pioneering African-American pastors, showing how these men teach about godly character, ministry within the church and engaging the world with the gospel. ($12) […]

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Posted on: July 18, 2018 - 4:22PM