LORD OF THE STORM

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LORD OF THE STORM

This world can be a dangerous place. We spend a lot of our life trying to avoid or protect ourselves from its danger. Think of how cars are advertised. “This car has front seat, passenger, and side airbags, anti-lock breaks, all-wheel drive, a camera to help you back up, a system that will keep you […]

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ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY

I am excited to announce that this Sunday, June 23, we will have a special called business meeting at the end of both of our services to vote on calling an Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministry. We have been praying and searching several months for God’s candidate for this position, and I believe […]

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THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Last Sunday was the Christian holiday of Pentecost. This is the day we are called to remember and celebrate that the risen Jesus Christ, ascended to the right hand of the Father, poured out the Holy Spirit upon his people and gave birth to the church, beginning to apply the salvation that he accomplished for […]

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GOD IS AT WORK

I don’t think you would be surprised to find out that there are more Baptists in the United States than in any other country in the world, with estimates ranging anywhere from 35-50 million. The next few countries with the largest population of Baptists might surprise you though. They are primarily found in Asia and […]

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LIVING IN THE FAMILY OF GOD

LIVING IN THE FAMILY OF GOD

One of the things I am most thankful for about my mom and my dad is that they never substituted their dreams for me for God’s dreams for me. I can think of many examples of this, but the first one that always comes to my mind is God’s call to vocational ministry to be […]

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WORTH THE READ

WORTH THE READ

God calls and equips every believer in Christ to serve him in ministry, particularly in our churches. While God calls some to serve in vocational ministry as a way to make a living, he calls most to serve him in addition to fulfilling other vocational responsibilities. Our entire lives are meant to be lives of […]

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THE LORD’S SUPPER

This Sunday morning we will take the Lord’s Supper together in both of our worship services. This is one of the most significant acts of worship that we do as the church. During his ministry on this earth, Jesus instituted two ordinances to be observed by the church during the time between his resurrection and […]

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF KING

A DIFFERENT KIND OF KING

In late 1976, a man named Jean-Bedel Bokassa led a government takeover in the Central African Republic, a nation right in the middle of Africa. Naturally, as the leader of the takeover, he decided it would be a good idea if he became the new leader of the government. But being President was not enough […]

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SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM

As Luke 12 begins, Jesus is preaching. As always, he was preaching some wonderful truths that we need to hear: how we shouldn’t be hypocrites because one day everything we try so desperately to cover up will be revealed; how we need to fear God more than we do other people; how valuable we are […]

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SAVED BY JESUS TO LIVE FOR JESUS

There are two radically different ways of trying to relate to God. To illustrate this, imagine two people who are told to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). The first person hears this command and is immediately overwhelmed. It seems to be an impossible standard. They start wondering who should be included or excluded […]

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