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...

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September 23, 2018

Can you remember the last time you prayed like this (Psalm 13:1-3)? Maybe you’re praying this right now. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?       How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all...

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September 16, 2018

I was encouraged recently by something Richard Baxter wrote about the responsibility of preachers to first have their own hearts warmed by God before trying to warm the hearts of others. I think a minister should take special pains with his heart, before he is to go to the congregation: if it be then cold,...

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September 9, 2018

Our God Meant It for Good series will continue this Sunday with Genesis 38. Matthew began his Gospel by recounting the line of promise from Abraham to David to Jesus. The pattern goes like this: Abraham was the father of Isaac, And Isaac the father of Jacob, And Jacob the father of Judah and his...

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September 2, 2018

This Sunday we will begin our final section of Genesis and have entitled this last series God Meant It for Good, taken from the final chapter when Joseph looked his brothers (who had sold him into slavery!) in the eyes and declared: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for...

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August 26, 2018

This Sunday Jackson will be wrapping up our Praying Together series with a sermon on Asking Together, from John 14:12-14 (and related passages). We can start asking together this week, in anticipation of all the ways God might work among us this Sunday. Tony Payne’s short (but incredibly practical) book called How to Walk into...

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August 19, 2018

This Sunday Randall Gruendyke will be continuing our Praying Together series with a sermon on Giving Thanks Together, from select passages. This is God’s clear will for us, Grace: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).” This is not easy. It’s a...