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Genesis Bible Reading

Genesis

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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Everyday Evangelism and 2018 RFN Announcements

EVERYDAY EVANGELISMwill be presented by Matt Bradner (Regional Director of Campus Outreach) in lieu of High School and AdultSundaySchool on Sunday morning 1/7 from9:45-10:40 amin the Sanctuary. Our goal is to be inspired and equipped with fresh perspective and practices of evangelism as we engage our friends, coworkers and neighbors in the new year. All High school student...

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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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December 22, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Did you ever receive a Christmas present that you just didn't want? As a child, it was always disappointing to get something practical like socks or a tooth brush. As an adult, you hope not to receive something useless or offensive. "You think I wear what size?" And sometimes the hardest gifts to receive are the ones that we truly need. Yet, it takes love to give these typ...

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Advent Joy Devotional

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Joy is something we all desire, but something that so often eludes us. Why is that? I would say part of the elusiveness of joy is trying to fill a spiritual need with a physical solution. We think that more money, a bigger house, a nicer car, and so on will provide the joy we are longing for. Perhaps it’s not material possessions but we think new friends, a different spo...

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December 16, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Johnathan Edwards once wrote, "Self-denial will also be reckoned amongst the troubles of the godly But whoever has tried self-denial can give in his testimony that they never experienced greater pleasure and joys than after great acts of self-denial." The third Sunday of Advent, we focus on the theme of joy. Yet we can often miss the biblical pathway to joy. We tend to thi...

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December 8, 2017 - Preparing for the Lord's Day and Bulletin

Preparing for the Lord's Day Peace is a strange word to associate with the holiday season. How are you to have peace with all the traffic? How are you to have peace when you have added fifteen Christmas parties/events to your calendar? What is peaceful about Walmart in December? What is peaceful about children hyped-up on the excitement of presents and the rush of sugar? ...

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Advent Peace Devotional

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Advent marks the coming arrival of the Lord Jesus. We need Advent. We need time and space to wrap our minds and hearts around the incarnation. That God became man...he became human...he became touchable and vulnerable. He did that so that we might experience peace. That we might know it and treasure it. He came to heal the deep wounds of our alienation from God caused by o...

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Advent Hope

Christ's birth on Christmas day brought the hope of eternal life, new birth, and new creation. C.S. Lewis helps us navigate the ups and downs of life in this created, but fallen world. Every unmet desire and deep groan reminds us that we were made for another world and Christ has promised and purchased this world to come....

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