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December 2, 2018

This Sunday we begin our advent series Born which will explore five glorious reasons God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. For two years the book of Genesis has had us continually looking forward to a special offspring: the offspring of Eve who would bruise Satan’s head (Gen. 3:15), the offspring of...

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November 25, 2018

This Sunday is our final reflection service for the book of Genesis, a space where we as a congregation have the opportunity to encourage one another with what God has been teaching us through the Genesis series. We began preaching through Genesis in January 2017, and we just completed the last section, which has covered...

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November 18, 2018

After two years, we come to the final passage of Genesis this Sunday. This book that began with God speaking life into existence ends with bones in a coffin. But Joseph’s last words are spoken with rock-solid faith in God’s faithfulness and his coffin would continue to “speak” those words of faith to God’s people...

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November 11, 2018

This Sunday we come to Genesis 49:1-28. Jacob is about to die and has his deathbed moment with his sons. Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your...

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November 4, 2018

The opening verses of Psalm 105 describe what we are to do each week as we gather for worship as a local church. Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;             make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him;             tell of all his wondrous works!...

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October 28, 2018

The Christian life is a life of faith. We are to believe God’s promises and walk in the confident trust that He will be faithful to every last one. God has not told us everything that we might like to know as we face the future, but He’s told us everything we need to know...

October 21, 2018
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October 21, 2018

We are pausing our God Meant It for Good series this Sunday for our Bible conference Pray Like This: The Lord’s Pattern for Prayer. We will be working through the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) in five sessions. Friday evening will kick off with a panel discussion on practical helps for more effective praying. Then Saturday...

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October 14, 2018

Last Sunday, in Genesis 44-45, we saw Joseph’s brothers come to true repentance and Joseph was standing ready to save them. This week, in Genesis 46, we’ll see Joseph relocate Jacob and all of his family in Egypt, and the LORD will reassure Jacob saying, “Do not be afraid to go… I myself will go...

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October 7, 2018

Last week we saw Joseph put his brothers through a series of tests to reveal whether or not they had truly changed since the days they had sold him into slavery and lied about his death (Genesis 42-43), and so far it’s looking good. But in Genesis 44-45, we’ll see that Joseph has one final...

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September 30, 2018

Although we have called these weekly posts Sermon Prep, they are really intended to be more than just an encouragement to prepare ourselves to hear God’s word that will be preached. Their purpose is to prepare us to come as active participants (not passive recipients) as we gather to worship together. Singing is another way...