Sunday, September 13, 2015: Why Does The Church Exist?

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9) The Reason behind Consumerism Over the past few years I’ve heard many people talk about why they like or dislike certain churches (Read More)

Sunday, August 02, 2015: Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace

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“Come Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace” (Robert Robinson) Out of Tune Hearts I admit, I don’t play the guitar as often as I should. The stringed instruments I own usually sit in their cases for a few days at a time, untouched and unplayed. As a result, when I finally pick one of them up to strum a (Read More)

Sunday, July 26, 2015: How to Pray for Sunday

July 22, 2015 // 4 Comments

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6) Our unity exalts Jesus in the eyes of the world as the true Son of God sent from the Father— all his claims (Read More)

Sunday, July 19, 2015: How God Turns Our Wasteland Into Eden

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For the LORD comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. (Isaiah 51:3) Oftentimes, the Christian life isn’t the mountaintop experience we want it to be. We’re easily drug down (Read More)

Sunday, July 12, 2015: In Your Thinking Be Mature

July 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

“Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.” (1 Corinthians 14:20) Why do you come to church? That might seem like an odd question—one with many possible answers, most of which are probably godly. For instance, we may come to church to be exposed to the wisdom of Scripture, or (Read More)