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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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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Leaders Who Commend the Gospel"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Leaders Who Commend the Gospel,given on January 14, 2017. This past Sunday, Pastor CJ spoke of a special kind of leadership role in our church called an Overseer or Elder. He shared with us from God's Word that Paul had entrusted Titus with a very important assignment in a place called Crete where the early Church was in seri...

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Sermon Quotes | "Leaders Who Commend the Gospel"

"Today we neglect giving proper attention to leadership issues in the church at our peril and the church's detriment. Not only will the church, God's household, not be properly led and managed, but it will also be rendered vulnerable to the influence of false teaching, worldliness, and a variety of countervailing cultural and social trends." Andreas Kostenberger "As goes ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel,given on January 7, 2017. Think about the last time you got really angry. Maybe you were mad at your brother or sister for taking something you were playing with. Maybe your friend said he (or she) didn't want to play with you. It's normal for all of us to feel angry for various reasons. ...

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Sermon Quotes | "Zealous: Living to Commend the Gospel"

"This is a short epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is comprehended in a masterful way all that is necessary for a Christian to know and live." Martin Luther "Titus was the man for a tough assignment. There are two kinds of peoplepeople who can make a bad situation worse, and people who can bring order out of chaos. Titus was the man to send where there ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Help to the End for 2018"

"Surely there are not greater qualities of God than these where the people of God are concerned. All God's thoughts and actions toward us flow from love and persist in faithfulness." James Boice "It is possible here that the answer was first and foremost the boldness itself which made David equal to the occasion. It is not always the situation which most needs changing, i...

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Sermon Quotes | "The Angels' Song"

"In a real sense, the story of Jesus is our story, told to us and for us just as if we had been among the angels on that night near Bethlehem. What the angels announced to the shepherds that night is announced on behalf of all humanity. Their journey to see these things should be every person's journey to see what God is up to in Jesus. Their sense of amazement should be m...

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