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Sunday, July 30, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 46

This past week, Don Allen took us through Psalm 63. This psalm is a hymn by a soul earnestly seeking God, his greatest desire. Don pointed out the many reasons David yearned for God and why those reasons apply to us, too. We all face storms and difficulties which are out of our control. Our...

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 63

What glories we have glimpsed this summer in the Psalms! We have marveled at the portrait of the Perfect Man in Psalm 1. We looked at how God has revealed Himself to man and man’s correct response to that revelation in Psalm 19. A model of godly repentance challenged us in Psalm 51. We saw...

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 2

This past week, Randall Gruendyke helped us understand from Psalm 122 that it has always been God’s purpose to gather His people together in one particular place under His rule. In Eden, in the City of David, in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ and finally in the New Jerusalem, God has been preparing...

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 122

Last week, Erik Thoennes exhorted us to a deep sense of godly sorrow over our sin. He showed us in Psalm 51 a model of agreeing with God about the depth, extent and awfulness of our sin. This godly sorrow should break our hearts, a condition God can use to lead us to true repentance....

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 51

Last week, Erik Thoennes led us through Psalm 19, which C. S. Lewis considered the “greatest poem in the Psalter.” In Psalm 19, the psalmist expresses his wonder and delight in the revelation of God to mankind through His creation and through His Law.  David loves God’s Word, finding the law “more precious than gold,”...

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 19

“Prayer is answering speech. God’s Word has not done its complete work until it evokes an answer from us. All our answers are prayers. The Psalms train us in this answering speech, this language that responds to all God’s creating and saving words targeted to our lives.” “We know almost nothing of the circumstances in...

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 27

This past week, Randall Gruendyke led us to examine our lives in view of the standard set out in Psalm 1.  Are we the blessed man who lives every moment delighting in and meditating on God’s law?  Seriously?  How can we be?  Through Christ and Christ alone we receive the righteousness of the One Righteous...

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 1

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed… blessed… blessed…”  Matthew 5:2 and following Psalm 1 is considered an introduction to the Book of Psalms.  Charles Spurgeon calls it the “Preface Psalm, having in it a notification of the contents of the entire book.”  Eugene Peterson characterizes it as a “preface to prayer” and...

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A Message from the Grace Elders (F)

3/9/17 Dear Grace Fullerton, Last night, after weeks of prayer and discussion, we decided to reunite our congregations. Thank you for the weeks of prayer, words of encouragement, and valuable feedback you provided that have helped us make this decision. We know that reuniting will be no small change for you, but please know, we...

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A Message from the Grace Elders (LM)

3/9/17 Dear Grace La Mirada, Last night, following months of prayer and discussion, we decided to reunite Grace Fullerton and Grace La Mirada. We believe that this will best enable us to focus our efforts on fulfilling our mission to “present everyone mature in Christ.” We deeply desire to care for our flock and reach our...

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