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  • Jun14Wed

    How Should Christians Fast

    June 14, 2017
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    devotional
    I just read this short little article over at Challies and thought I would share it since it is quite appropriate for our all church fast and prayer this Sunday, June 18.

    We fast freely . “Under the new covenant you are free to fast or not fast. There is no prescribed time of the year or week in which you must fast. There is no prescribed...

  • Apr9Sun

    The Final Days of Jesus

    April 9, 2017
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    devotional
    For those of you interested in following the events from Palm Sunday to Easter, this synopsis by Justin Taylor and Andreas J. Kostenberg, with text and video, is very helpful! Here is how they describe it: "The final days of Jesus were the most important days of the most important person who ever lived. As we think about Holy Week, we often...
  • Jan11Wed

    A Heart for the Heart of God

    January 11, 2017 Pastor Andrew Manwarren
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    devotional
    A few thoughts from my personal time in God's Word this morning about how to honor God. Certainly much more could be said but I hope and pray that this encourages you. 

    Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you."

    1 Samuel 2:30 - "...I will honor those who honor...
  • Dec1Thu

    Stand Still

    December 1, 2016
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    devotional

    "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today...the LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." - Exodus 14:13-14

    Having just preached on these verses this past Sunday I thought I would share what the renowned Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, had to say many years ago about these...

  • Nov8Tue

    A Prayer On Election Day

    November 8, 2016
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    devotional

    Via: Kevin Deyoung

    Father of lights, we thank you for every good and perfect gift. We praise you as the one with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change ( James 1:17 ).

    As we come to this Election Day, we ask for wisdom, knowing that you love to give generously to all without reproach ( James 1:8 ).

    Forgive us for all the times,...

  • Yes and Amen:
    There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ's sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all....This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be true as long...
  • Aug23Tue

    Does Your Pastor Love You

    August 23, 2016
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    devotional

    This is a great article by Erik Raymond. I heartily commend it to you! Please read it and let me know what you think in the comments! - Pastor Andrew Manwarren 

    How can you tell that your pastor loves you? This could get tricky. We might be tempted to exegete his facial expressions, evaluate his manners, or consider whether or not he sends...

  • Jul12Tue

    The Lord Has Blessed Us With A Mongoloid Child

    July 12, 2016
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    devotional
    In preparing for the message this past Sunday I came across this illustration from the life of the late Reverend Donald Grey Barnhouse. It pertains directly to the text we considered Sunday morning:

    Exodus 4:11 - "The LORD said to him, 'Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is...
  • Jun22Wed

    The Silence of God

    June 22, 2016
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    devotional
    Sunday morning I read the first stanza of this song in the sermon on "The Seeming Silence of God" from Exodus 2:23-3:10 so I thought it would be valuable to put it here on our blog so you can watch it. It is very good! 
  • Jun2Thu

    Sunday Leftovers: Nameless

    June 2, 2016
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    Sermon, devotional
    Sunday we looked at Exodus 2:1-10 and learned how God providentially provided a Savior and that this should fill our hearts with wonder and compel us to step out in faithful obedience. 

    Recall with me that everyone is nameless in these verses save one person - Moses. This is a literary device designed to draw our attention to the fact that...