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The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)

After thanking God for the Philippians’ partnership in the Gospel and praying for them to abound more and more in love with discernment, Paul updated the church in Philippi on what has been happening with him in Rome; letting them know that even though he is in a difficult place, the Gospel advances because God… Continue reading The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)

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Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

The Apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison because of his faith. Most likely, Paul was in Rome when he wrote this letter to Philemon. Rome was hostile to Christianity in the 1st Century and relentlessly persecuted Christians, especially during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). This letter was probably sent along with… Continue reading Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

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7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)

Our circumstances do not dictate our thankfulness. This is why Christians are able to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:18). We are to give thanks when our circumstances are good and when our circumstances are bad. We do not worship God because He gives us nice stuff. We do not worship God on… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Be Thankful (1 Thess 5:18)

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A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)

Over the past two weeks we have learned the important truth that God’s blessings are not tied to our performance, but on the finished work of Christ. God does not love us more on our good days or love us less on our bad days. God's love is steadfast. But if God’s love is steadfast… Continue reading A Tangled Web (Genesis 26:34-28:5)

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I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

(Note: This series is based on "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer). If your house was on fire and you were all alone and you only had time to grab one thing before leaving, what would it be? Now consider for a moment the reason you chose that item. Regardless of what it… Continue reading I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

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Jesus’ Authentic Love

The world bases its love on appearances (beauty, money, etc.) and the result is greed, pride, and vanity. Jesus taught and modeled something radically different. Jesus based his love on who you are, rather than what you have or what you have done. This love is authentic and the result is peace, contentment, and humility.… Continue reading Jesus’ Authentic Love

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A Word for Fathers (Colossians 3:21 & Ephesians 6:4)

God defines marriage as one man and one woman and designed marriage to be a loving environment where fathers and mothers raise their children in the “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It should be a father’s highest goal to bring up his children to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ. Today, we shall discuss the father’s role and consider ways for him to strive to not embitter his children but to embolden them.

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Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

Believe it or not, all warning signs are necessary because people can be very foolish. The reason there is a warning on bleach telling you not to drink it is because someone tried to drink it. The library’s warning not to stick your hand in the book return is there because someone tried to stick… Continue reading Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

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The Judge of all the Earth (Genesis 18)

God will not make an exception for you. He is the righteous Judge who rules impartially and will ensure that everyone receives what is due. In Genesis 18, the Lord demonstrated His righteousness by blessing Abraham and bringing punishment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. We also get a glimpse into God’s mercy when Abraham interceded for… Continue reading The Judge of all the Earth (Genesis 18)