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January 16th, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Kingdoms in Conflict Growing up during the Cold War era it felt as though the conflict with the Soviet empire was an unchanging reality. The evil of the atheistic communist government was so entrenched that its continuation seemed inevitable. However, almost overnight the empire crumbled, and Soviet rule was ended. What seemed to be an unconq...

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January 2nd, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Kingdoms in Conflict This Sunday we begin a new sermon series on Elijah and Elisha in the books of 12 Kings. Many of us are familiar with the stories surrounding the miraculous and powerful ministries of these two prophets. However, we often overlook the context of their ministry. Sin had brought division among God's people. In the south, the...

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December 26, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Another Christmas has come and gone, for some expectations were met and for others, it was perhaps another year of disappointment. Whatever your feelings, one thing is true for all of us, we have entered the space between Christmas and the New Year and the space between winter and spring. It can be a hard and difficult week and season of...

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December 19, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come Throughout the Fall our attention has been given to the teachings of Jesus on the Kingdom of God. We have seen that the Kingdom is like a seed that is planted. We have reflected upon the promise that the Kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field. We have been encouraged by the hope that the Kingdom is like a wedding feast ...

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December 12, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come Waiting for the cousins to arrive has become an annual tradition in our home each Christmas season. My sister's family lives in Atlanta, Georgia and each year they drive up to Lynchburg to spend a few days following Christmas. Bringing five extra people into our home means that we must prepare. We must switch around rooms, ge...

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December 5th, 2021- Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come This time of year is truly the season for parties and gatherings. As April and I began to fill-out our monthly calendar the number of Christmas events was overwhelming. We have tree-lightings, music at the church, music for the schools. We have classroom parties. We have team parties. We have office parties. We have family ge...

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November 28th, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come:"The Beloved Son and His Kingdom" Giving thanks to God for His goodness to us in all things is always appropriate for Thanksgiving and Advent. Pastor Shane will be taking up the theme of "All the Benefits of Knowing the Lord" from Psalm 103:1-5. The Thanksgiving Day devotional will be posted to our website early on Thanksgivi...

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November 21, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come Sin and righteousness can be complicated matters. We tend to see the sins of others very clearly and demand their repentance. Nevertheless, we fail to see the severity of our own sin and demand grace when we give in or slip up. On the other hand, in matters of righteousness, we are very quick to see the mixed motives of oth...

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September 12th, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Thy Kingdom Come Every nation needs laws because without law there is no justice or peace. For the first several years after independence from England, the federal law of the United States was the Articles of Confederation. It served as the foundation for federal law, however, it did not give the federal government the ability to levy taxes o...

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September 19th, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day The Kingdom of God It has happened more times than I would like to admit. April says, "Make sure to pick up the kids from school today." And I respond, "What? I didn't know I was going to be picking up the kids today?" Of course, April is very patient when she reminds me, "David, we talked about this last night. You said that you would be fin...

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