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Easter 2022 Morning to Evening Prayer

This Morning to Evening Prayer resource will help you pray morning, midday, and evening as we celebrate Christ's resurrection!...

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Member Testimony- Michael Herbert

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Spend some time getting to know our members and their stories as we highlight God's work through Rivermont in their lives. This video highlights Michael Herbert and his journey of trusting God through his cancer diagnosis....

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Rivermont Fellowship Night

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Rivermont Fellowship Night is our mid-week gathering where we enjoy fellowship and growth in Christ. ...

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Morning to Evening Prayer Guide for Christmas

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This resource provides a liturgical prayer guide for Christmas day and a week after Christmas....

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Pastor’s Advent Devotional (The Birth of Jesus)

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For this devotional, Pastor Mike teaches on the birth of the swaddled baby Jesus....

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Pastor’s Advent Devotional (Esther)

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For this Devotion, Pastor Mike Palombo teaches us how the story of Esther points to Christ’s risk taking love....

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Pastor’s Advent Devotional (Covenant of David)

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For this Devotion, Pastor Mike Palombo teaches us how Jesus fulfills the David Covenant....

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Pastor's Advent Devotion (Joseph)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches how the story of Joseph encourages us to trust in Jesus in light of life's disappointments....

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Pastor’s Advent Devotion (Noah)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike shares how the story of Noah points to the coming relief of Christ....

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Pastor Mike's Book Review: Emotionally Healthy Leader

For this book review, Pastor Mike Palombo shares some key takeaways from Emotionally Healthy Leader. ...

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Pastor Mike's Book Review: "The Common Rule"

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For this book review, Pastor Mike discusses the book "The Common Rule" by Justin Whitmel Early. In this review Mike discusses how our regular habits shape our love and our life. He emphasizes the practices of three times-a-day kneeling prayer and reading Scripture before phone. ...

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Gospel of Matthew Reading Plan

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Join us in reading through the Gospel of Matthew. We encourage you to read this together with families and friends as we continue to learn discipleship through the model and teachings of Jesus. Open the text together, read it, discuss it, pray it, and apply it to all of life. You can download a reading sheet with verse breakdowns daily below. Gospel of Matthew Reading Pla...

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Romans Reading Plan

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Study the Book of Romans with us as we dive into the glory of the Gospel daily. ...

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July 4, 2021 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day On July 4th, while our nation celebrates the political revolution of the Declaration of Independence and the victory of the Revolutionary War, we will begin our study on the Spiritual Revolution of the Great Commission and Discipleship. After Jesus won the victory against sin and suffering by dying and rising for us, He sent the church on a li...

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Pastor’s WSC #104: What do we pray for in the fourth petition?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on God providing daily bread and how that shapes the way we pray....

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Pastor’s WSC #99: What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on the importance of abiding in the word before asking in prayer....

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Pastor’s WSC #94: What is Baptism?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on what baptism is and what it signifies....

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Pastor’s WSC #89: How is the Word made effectual for salvation?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on the power of the Word of God to save us, sustain us and grow us in grace....

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Pastor’s WSC #84: What does every sin deserve?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on why every sin deserves the wrath of God. ...

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Pastor’s WSC #79: What is the tenth commandment?

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For this devotion , Pastor Mike Palombo teaches on the tenth commandment and how we can avoid coveting. ...

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Pastor’s WSC #74: What is required in the eighth commandment?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on our call to productive labor which keeps us from stealing....

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Pastor’s WSC #69: What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike Palombo addresses the command to not commit murder or suicide and the conditions that lead to those actions....

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Pastor’s WSC #64: What is required in the fifth commandment?

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches about the importance of honoring and obeying authorities over us. ...

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Pastor’s WSC #59

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For this devotion in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Pastor Mike teaches on the meaning of the Sabbath on the seventh day in the Old Testament and on the first day in the New Testament....

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Pastor’s WSC #54

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike Palombo teaches on what the third commandment requires of us....

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Pastor’s WSC#49

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on the Second Commandment to not create and not bow down to the creation....

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Lent Scripture Reading

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In this post you will find an explanation of the season of Lent along with Scripture Readings for Lent. ...

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Pastor’s WSC #44

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches us how the preface to the Ten Commandments teaches us deliverance precedes devotion....

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Pastor’s WSC #39

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches why we are required to obey God in light of the grace of God. ...

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Pastor’s WSC #34

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike describes the great privileges of being adopted by God....

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Pastor’s WSC #29

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike explains how it is that the Holy Spirit makes us partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ....

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Pastor’s WSC 24

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on the office of Christ as our prophet....

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Pastor’s WSC #19

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike talks about the miserable consequences of sin in question 19 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism....

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Pastor’s WSC #14

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike clarifies how and why we sin against God in the Westminster Shorter Catechism....

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Pastor’s WSC Devotion #9

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on God’s good creation in the shorter catechism....

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Pastor’s WSC Devotion #4

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on Shorter Catechism #4, “What is God?”...

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Pastor’s Devotion: The Lord’s Prayer (For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever

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Using the Lord's Prayer as a model to pray (From Insourcing by Randy Pope): 1. God's Honor: acknowledging his worth, glory and majesty. "Our Father in heaven, hallowed is your name." 2. God's Kingdom: acknowledging his priority in the world and in your life. "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." 3. God's Provision: acknowledging ...

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November 29, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord’s Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Throughout our lives we are often waiting. We wait for the alarm to wake us to a new day. We wait for the traffic lights to change as we drive to work/school. We wait for the work/school day to end to return to the comforts of home. Some of us are waiting to graduate from school, to hear from a job interview, to marry a fianc, to deliver a bab...

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Pastor's Devotion: The Lord's Prayer (Thy Will Be Done)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike will teach on the importance of submission to God's will in the Lord's Prayer....

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Pastor's Devotion: Apostles' Creed (The Resurrection of the Body)

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Pastor's Devotion: The Apostles' Creed (The Work of the Holy Spirit-1)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on the Apostles' Creed: The Work of the Holy Spirit (1)....

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Pastor's Devotion: Apostles' Creed (Jesus Ascended into Heaven)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike describes what it means that Jesus ascended into heaven....

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Pastor's Devotion The Apostles' Creed (Jesus Suffered)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike encourages us to trust in Jesus who suffered to save us....

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Pastor's Devotion: Apostle's Creed (Jesus the Son of God)

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For this Pastor's devotion in the Apostle's Creed, Pastor Mike encourages us to believe in Jesus, the Son of God who saves as the faithful son....

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Ordinary Season Part III Morning to Evening Prayer

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This Morning to Evening Prayer guide provide a rhythm for Morning to Evening Prayer through the Ordinary season....

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Pastor's Devotion: Apostle's Creed (God the Father)

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike teaches on God the Father in the Apostle's Creed....

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Pastor's Devotional Amos 6:1-8 (Comfort and Justice)

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For this devotion in Amos 6:1-8, Pastor Mike encourages us to discomfort ourselves for the good of others....

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Pastor's Devotional Exodus 1:8-14 (Systemic Injustice)

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For this devotional, Pastor Mike Palombo discusses systemic injustice from a Biblical perspective....

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Pastor's Devotion Isaiah 1:10-17

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For this devotion, Pastor Mike Palombo calls us to love God and neighbor while we seek justice!...

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Connect and Grow: Children's Ministry and Club 56 (Fifth and Sixth)

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This video highlights Fall discipleship for Children from kindergarten-4th grade and fifth-sixth grade. ...

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Pastor's Devotion Proverbs 31:4-9

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For this devotion in Proverbs 31:4-9, Pastor Mike teaches how people in authority practice restorative justice....

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Pastor's Devotion Psalm 146

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For this devotion in Psalm 146, Pastor Mike discusses God’s restorative justice to those that have been sinned against. ...

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Connect and Grow: Youth and Homebuilders

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This announcement clarifies how to connect and grow with our Youth Ministry and Homebuilders in the fall. ...

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Pastor's Devotion Psalm 33:20-22

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For this Pastor's devotion in Psalm 33:20-22, Pastor Mike shares how this verse helped him and Whitney wait on the LORD for Ellie Ruth Palombo....

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Connect and Grow with Rivermont EPC

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Find out ways to connect and grow in worship and prayer....

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Pastor's Devotional Jeremiah 26:16-19

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Pastor Mike continues to teach us about justice....

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Pastor's Devotion Exodus 23

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For this devotional in Exodus 23, Pastor Mike Palombo discusses how we ought to pursue retributive justice in society according to the Bible....

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Ordinary Season Part II Morning to Evening Prayer

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This Morning to Evening Prayer guide provide a rhythm for Morning to Evening Prayer through the Ordinary season. ...

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Pastor's Devotion Romans 2:1-5

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For this Pastor's Devotion in Romans 2:1-5, Pastor Mike will teach on God's retributive justice....

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Pastor's Devotion Jeremiah 23:16-22

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For this Devotion in Jeremiah 23:16-22, Pastor Mike Palombo calls us to base our understanding of justice on the Bible, God's final authority for life!...

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Pastor's Devotion Matthew 5:23-26

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For this devotion in Matthew 5:23-26, Pastor Mike encourages us to ask for forgiveness in a way that takes responsibility for our sin....

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July 5, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day What happens when we stop meditating on the Word of God? We cannot simply shutdown our thoughts or unplug our mental motor. Our thoughts will continue to meditate on everything else around us: our needs, our wants, and other's prosperity. As we meditate on the prosperity of others, our meditation can easily take us to a dark place of destructi...

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Pastor's Devotion Colossians 3:13

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Pastor Mike encourages us to forgive one another as Christ has forgiven us. ...

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Pastor's Devotional: Bearing Grudges (1 Peter 2:21-24)

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For this Devotional in 1 peter 2:21-24, Pastor Mike teaches that to avoid bearing grudges we must look to Jesus who bore our sin. ...

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Pastor's Devotional Leviticus 19:17-18

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For this Pastor's Devotion in Leviticus 19:18, Pastor Mike encourages to seek justice with constructive love rather than destructive vengeance....

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Pastor's Devotional Ephesians 4:26-27

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For this devotional in Ephesians 4:26-27, Pastor Mike encourages us to be angry and not sin as we process injustice....

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Pastor's Devotional Romans 12:14-16

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For this devotion in Romans 12:14-16, Pastor Mike encourages us to weep with those who weep as we do the work of reconciliation....

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Pastor's Devotional 1 Thessalonians 1:4-8

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For this devotional in 1 Thessalonians 1:4-8, Pastor Mike encourages us to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit....

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:26-27

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For this Pastor's Devotional in John 15:26-27, Pastor Mike encourages us to bear fruit by being witness of Jesus to our watching world!...

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:18-24

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In this video Pastor Mike Palombo reminds us that even though the world may hate Jesus, Jesus came to love the world!...

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:18-20

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For this devotional in John 15:18-20, Pastor Mike encourages us to share the message of Jesus with others as faithful servants to the gracious Master!...

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:16-17

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In this devotional on John 15:16-17, Pastor Mike encourages us to share the joy of Christ with the world as we continue to abide in Christ....

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:12-15

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Pastor Mike encourages us from John 15:12-15 to actively love as Jesus has loved us....

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Morning to Evening Prayer

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This post introduces you to the Morning to Evening Prayer guide and includes the prayer guide for the Easter Season....

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:4-11

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Pastor Mike encourages us from John 15:4-11 to see that the Christian life is not a passive one but an active one that is rooted in Christ's love for us....

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Easter Season Morning to Evening Prayer

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This Morning to Evening Prayer guide provide a rhythm for Morning to Evening Prayer through the seven weeks of the Easter season...

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Pastor's Devotional John 15:1-9

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Pastor Mike offers a needed reminder from John 15:1-9 that we are to abide in Christ through radical dependence on him throughout our life, but especially during this season of trial....

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Pastor's Devotional Colossians 3:12-15

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In this devotional, Pastor Mike reminds us to clothe ourselves in Christ-like character as we are confined at home....

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Pastor's Devotional (03/26/2020)

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In this devotional from 2 Chronicles 20:1-12, Pastor Mike Palombo calls us to seek the Lord in all of our fears. "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You."...

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Pastor's Devotional #4 (3/20/2020)

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Pastor Mike looks at Jeremiah 6:13-15 and calls us to be experts through immersion in the Word of God. ...

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November 17, 2019 Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Spiritual Training:Evangelism I have a bad eating habit. Halfway through enjoying lunch I find myself asking, "What's for dinner?" This is not because lunch is unenjoyable, but because the delicious flavors of lunch get me excited about the next delicious meal to come. What would happen if we had a similar appetite for evangelism as we have f...

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Going Deeper in the Order of Salvation

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This post exports two ways that you can take the Order of Salvation Series deeper: 1. Weekly Devotional and 2. Sermon Discussion ...

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The Spectacle of the Resurrection

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The dialogue of the two criminals crucified on the crosses beside Jesus draws out the spectacle of the crucifixion and the resurrection. Let us be in awe of this great spectacle, that the innocent and dying Savior rose for our salvation and our resurrection. ...

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Genesis Bible Reading

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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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