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Sermon Quotes: "Paul's Closing Remarks"

"Paul's choice of Nicopolis put him and Titus one step further west of the area where most of his labors had been concentrated and was most likely taken with a view to fulfilling his desire to go where the gospel had not been preached and, ultimately, to Spain (Rom. 15:20-24)." George Knight "Our most fruitful service may be found in helping others bear fruit." John Kitch...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The Divisive Person"

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, The Divisive Person,given on April 22, 2018. Can you think of a time when your parents warned you not to do something? What did they warn you not to do and why did they warn you not to do it? Parents are not the only ones who give warnings; if you look closely on items in our house, you will see that many things have warning la...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Divisive Person"

"The opponents view it as teaching drawn from the genealogies of the OT but Paul views it as Jewish myths that only produce strife and quarrels about the law It comprised fables, silly stories, and arguments about words that produced conflicts within the church." William Mounce "The immediate evidence of a divisive spirit, in this context, is an unrepentant argumentativen...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Symphony of Christ's Blessings"

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This post is based on Joel Bain's sermon, A Symphony of Christ's Blessings,given on April 15, 2018. This pastSundaywe heard from our friend and brother in Christ, Joel Bain. Joel shared with us of his love for his first experience hearing a live orchestra and his even greater love for the gospel. Illustrating for us the wonder of how up to 100 skilled musicians can all ...

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Sermon Quotes | "He Saved Us"

"The passage speaks of God's actions, not the believerspeople are the recipients." Bill Mounce "While humanity languished in depravity, God took the initiative in salvationThe thought here is that of a sovereign Lord who makes an act of unprompted and undeserved favor to his subjects and does so in a personal appearance." Andreas Kostenberger "Justification means that Go...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Timely Reminder"

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, A Timely Remidner,given on March 25, 2018. What type of reminders do your parents often give you about how to behave? Whenever my wife takes my children to the library she always reminds them of two things; she does this by asking them the question: "Ok guys, what are the 2 W's?" Our kids respond in chorus, "Walk, and Whisper"....

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Holy Week Resources | Jeff Purswell

In the busy-ness of everyday life, it's easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an after thought or just another Sunday. But whether we recognize it or not and whether we prepare for it or not, the fact remains that the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-emi...

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Sermon Quotes | "A Timely Reminder"

"Much of a pastor's energy will be spent on the ministry of reminder. We never outgrow the ministry of reminder." John Kitchen "As good citizens, believers must also 'be ready to do whatever is good'-prepared and willing to participate in activities that promote the welfare of the community. They must not stand coldly aloof from praiseworthy enterprises of government but ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "One Thing Is Necessary"

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This post is based on Josh Payne's sermon, One Thing Is Necessary,given on March 18, 2018. Have you ever been so excited about a job your parents have asked you to do or a project at school and then slowly lost your joy and began disliking what you were doing? When I was 8-years-old and my dad was throwing a top-secret surprise birthday party for my mom I got asked to ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "Look Both Ways"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Look Both Ways,given on March 11, 2018. Imagine a street here in Louisville that your family frequently drives on, and then imagine having to cross that street on foot as a child alone with cars zooming by. Could be dangerous, right? This past Sunday, Pastor CJ shared with us a story from his childhood where he did just that. W...

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