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Sermon Quotes & Book Recommendations | "Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue"

Book Recommendations: A Small Book About a Big Problem; 50 Days of Meditation on Anger, Patience and Peace by Ed Welch Good and Angry; Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining and Bitterness by David Powlison War of Words; Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles by Paul Tripp Proverbs by Derek Kidner Making All Things New; Restoring Joy to the Sexually ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "The Difference Doctrine Makes"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Difference Doctrine Makes,given on Feburary 11, 2018. This past Sunday Pastor CJ shared a wonderful story of a woman named Della. Della delighted in serving her customers with excellence and with a joyful spirit at the hospital cafeteria where CJ was waiting for a friend. Through Della's kindness and desire to serve other...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Difference Doctrine Makes"

"Sound doctrine is a summary of the Bible's teaching that is both faithful to the Bible and useful for life." Bobby Jamieson "This compressed phrase indicates that two strands are to be interwoven in Titus' teaching. On the one hand there is 'the sound doctrine,' the definite article once again implying that an identifiable body of teaching is in mind. On the other hand, ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "The Deadly Danger of False Teaching"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Deadly Danger of False Teaching,given on Feburary 4, 2018. Think about a time when you felt scared, but then someone took care of you and kept you safe. Maybe you woke up during a thunder storm and saw lightning flash outside your window. Maybe your mom or dad came to check on you and reassure you that everything was going...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Deadly Danger of False Teaching"

"They are plunging those influenced into spiritual turmoil by overturning their previous convictions." Andreas Kostenberger "The implication of this verse is that these teachers had been requiring observance of rules concerning ritual purity, probably restricting the eating of some foods (1 Tim. 4:3-5); the basis for such views is not stated, but Paul's response and the J...

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Ethiopia Sendoff Sunday

Last Sunday we had the privilege to honor and hear from Michael and Kenean Granger as they prepared to leave for Ethiopia. It was a bitter-sweet Sunday, as we said goodbye to our dear friends, but also sent them out with great anticipation of all the Lord will do in and through them. "It is with cheerfulness that we dismiss our twelves, our twenties, our fifties, to form ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Supporting Those We Send"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Supporting Those We Send,given on January 28, 2017. This pastSunday, pastor CJ showed us that the most meaningful way we can serve our missionaries and church planting teams is by regularly praying that God would honor their proclamation of the Gospel. This high regard for consistent prayer does not cheapen other ways of supp...

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Sermon Quotes: "Supporting Those We Send"

"It is with cheerfulness that we dismiss our twelves, our twenties, our fifties, to form other churches. We encourage our members to leave us to found other churches. We even seek to persuade them to do it. We ask them to scatter throughout the land, to become goodly seed which God shall bless. I believe that so long as we do this, we shall prosper." Charles Spurgeon "No ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | An Article from TGC

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Each week the Parenting Blog team offers a succinct summary recounting the hope extended to us through the Sundaysermon. This devotional exercise is meant to be a means of grace that encourages parents in their discipleship of young children. This week, we are going to take a break to offer parents an article that will encourage a biblical perspective on parenting. We pray...

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Sermon Quotes | "A Healthy Church"

"People often ask me what I think is the secret to Grace Community Church's development over the past twenty-six years. I always point out first of all, that God sovereignly determines the membership of a church, and numbers alone are no gauge of spiritual success. In the midst of tremendous numerical growth, however, the spiritual vitality of our church has been remarkabl...

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