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October 17, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: Decide | 1 Kings 18:17-41

We cannot serve multiple gods. We must decide whom we will serve.

“How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him” (1 Kings 18:21).

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October 13, 2021

Wretched But Rescued | Romans 8:1

This week's Core52 Bible study passage is Romans 8:1, where we'll study about how Christ rescues us from wretchedness.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).

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Join us as we study through Mark Moore's book "Core52," a guide to the 52 most important verses in the Bible.

October 10, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: When Greatness Fades | 1 Kings 1-11

Starting strong is great, but finishing well requires heart.

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

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October 6, 2021

Baptism | Acts 2:38

This week's Core52 Bible study passage is Acts 2:38, where we'll study about baptism.

And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).

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Join us as we study through Mark Moore's book "Core52," a guide to the 52 most important verses in the Bible.

October 3, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: The Lord Looks on the Heart | 1 Samuel 16:1-13

People look on the outward appearance; God looks on the heart.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10).

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September 29, 2021

Boundaries | Acts17:26

Religious beauty is no match for our God’s majesty.

“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place” (Acts 17:26).

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September 26, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: They Forgot the Lord… | Judges 2:6-23

God’s ways are higher than our ways, and God’s commands are non-negotiable.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12).

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September 22, 2021

He Ascended | Acts 1:9

Jesus ascended to a real place called Heaven.

“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9).

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September 20, 2021

Overcoming Walls to Witnessing | Dr. Timothy Beougher

Welcome to the 130th Warren Association of Baptists annual meeting. Tonight's message is from Dr. Timothy Beougher, the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Associate Dean of the Billy Graham School at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

September 19, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: Be Strong & Courageous | Joshua 1:1-9

God is with us, and that’s enough.

“Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass” (Joshua 21:45).

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September 15, 2021

Sent with Power | Acts 1:8

Jesus calls us to get to work.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

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September 12, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: And God Knew | Exodus 2:23-25

God knows, and God moves.

“I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).

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September 8, 2021

In His Grip | John 10:28

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

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September 5, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: Abraham Believed God | Genesis 15:1-6

God calls us to walk by faith in Him.

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son[b] shall be your heir.” And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:1-6).

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September 1, 2021

Communion | John 6:53

The Lord's Supper is to be administered with the elements of bread and fruit of the vine and is to be observed by His churches until the Lord's return.

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53).

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August 29, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: God’s Object Lessons | Acts 2:41-42

We believe that the two scriptural ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:41-42).

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August 25, 2021

Worship | John 4:24

God is spirit.

“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).

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August 22, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: And the Flood Came | Genesis 6:5-9

God is perfectly just – yet extends mercy.

"For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. ... Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect" (Matthew 24:37-39, 44).

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August 18, 2021

God So Loved | John 3:16

God loves you.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

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August 15, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: Can You Trust God? | Genesis 3:1-6

God always knows better than we think. "For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:17).

 

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August 11, 2021

Incarnation | John 1:14

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

August 8, 2021

Stories That Shape Us: In the Beginning, God… | Genesis 1:1

“You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you” (Nehemiah 9:6).

 

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August 5, 2021

Back to School Prayer 2021

Join us in prayer for students and educators as the 2021 school year begins.

 

This prayer is from our Back to School Sunday on August 1, 2021. For more back to school content, listen to the day's message entitled "School Clothes | Colossians 3:12-17."

August 4, 2021

Love God, Love People | Mark 12:29-31

“Jesus answered, ‘The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these’” (Mark 12:29-31).

 

Programming update: Vespers services will resume in-person this Sunday night at 6:30 PM.

August 1, 2021

August 01, 2021 | School Clothes | Colossians 3:12-17

Don't just dress for success this year; dress for significance, too.

 

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" (Colossians 3:17).

 

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