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Mark 16: 9-20 - Is it Original?

Pastor Jeremy Martinson and I provide a brief explanation as to why we are concluding our sermon series in Mark 16:8 and not preaching Mark 16:9-20....

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January 31st, 2016 - One Church -- Multiple Congregations

We're on the cusp of multiplying a congregation of worshippers into the SW part of our city.  To celebrate what God has been doing among us and to commission some of our church family to plant this new congregation we will NOT be meeting downtown but we will all worship together in one all-church worship service at the Cambria Suites and Convention Center in West Far...

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The Incarnation

This Sunday we added to our regular corporate worship an expression referred to as "spoken word."  Part poetry & part music, the spoken word focuses on lyrical content and presentation to engage the listener to consider the words in a way they might not if they are listening to them being simply read aloud. One of our members, Matt Jacques, along with a guitar a...

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The Good Portion Manuscript

On August 16th, I was honored to preach on the topic of silence and solitude as a discipline for growth in godliness.  Unfortunately there were issues with our recording and no audio was captured.  Do to a few requests to read through the message on Luke 10:38-42, you may download a PDF of the manuscript here.    ...

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Who We Are: Acts29Network

We're grateful to be a part of Acts29. As a network we want to be about one thing... planting churches. This is a glimpse of who we are as a network and who, by God's grace, we will continue to be as salt and light in the world. For more information check out the new Acts29 website. ...

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Rhythms - Summer 2015 - Scripture Reading Plan

As part of our Summer series called "Rhythms" working through spiritual disciplines as a church, we've developed a study guide of sorts working through Psalm 119 methodically through the summer. Sometimes it can be hard to get started (or get re-started) reading the Bible. We want to help you not only read, but want to read, seeking the Holy Spirit to help us to both, und...

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My One Comfort

The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, was designed, as all catechisms, as a teaching tool. Usually arranged as a series of questions and answers, catechisms help build unity around the basic beliefs or tenants of the faith. While there are a number of good, solid, Bilical and theologically rich confessions and catechisms** -- Heidelberg opens with a gem of a question ...

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Advent Worship Guide

Hello RC, Traditionally Advent has celebrated with the lighting of candles or the opening of little cardboard doors of stale chocolate. Those traditions are not bad traditions but we want to make sure we don’t miss the bigger picture of what God is doing in sending Jesus, fully God and fully man to us. We want to encourage of you, amidst the busyness that comes wit...

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Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

It happened again today. I received an email from friends who, through tears, were telling me that the baby they were expecting had stopped developing and that she (the mom) should expect to miscarry within the next week or so. I thought of them, and their other young kids, and prayed that they would all keenly know the nearness of Jesus and the strong and tender grip of ...

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Freedom in Worship

Where do your hands go during Sunday corporate gathered worship? Some are stuck in the pockets, only to move if necessary. Some are up in the air. I have felt uncomfortable in this situation in the past because of the questions that spin in my mind. Is it more spiritual to raise my hands? Will people think I am not worshipping if I keep my hands at my side? What if th...

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