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January 26, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Who inspires you? Whose life encourages you and/or convicts you as you grow in Christ? We learn in chapter 6 that for the nation of Israel, those individuals were the Nazirites. These were men and women who made a vow to separate themselves to God in special service. Their service was to encourage and convict the people of Israel who they were meant to be as a holy natio...

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January 19, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

We have all experienced entropy. Order naturally devolves into disorder. It happens all around us every day. Rooms don't stay clean. Gardens don't stay maintained. Laundry never comes out of the dryer folded. When we leave things to themselves they quickly fall into chaos. In Chapters 1-4 of Numbers, the Lord has taken great pains to ensure that the people of Israel are or...

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Weather Cancellations - 1/17/2018

RFN and all activities, including bells and choirs have been cancelled for tonight, Wednesday, January 17. Enjoy the snow!...

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January 12, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

The opening chapters of the book of Numbers can seem like just that, a list of names and numbers. To the casual reader, there does not appear to be much encouragement or direction for our faith in Christ. Nevertheless, as we study these chapters, we will find that they clearly point us to the work of Christ on behalf of God's people. We will continue our study of Numbers p...

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Genesis Bible Reading


The Pentateuch is the first five books of Moses (Genesis-Deuteronomy). This Blog highlights how to study the Pentateuch and provides a verse devotions sheet for studying Genesis-Deuteronomy. Let's Devote to the Scripture together this year! ...

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January 5, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

This Sunday, we begin our new sermon series, Numbers: The Journey Home. Over the next year, we will join Israel on their long and often winding journey from the base of Mount Sinai to their new home in the promised land of Canaan. This journey is not for the faint of heart. There will be setbacks and disappointments. There will be rebellion and punishment. Yet in the midst...

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December 27, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day, and Sunday's Bulletin

Moving toward the new year, it is appropriate to reflect on our lives. What did we devote our lives to in the past year and what do we want to devote to in the year to come? We see that Jesus Himself regularly devoted Himself to the word of God as the source of His life direction. It is no wonder that Jesus regularly quoted the scripture, because it had a central place in ...

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