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Preach the Gospel to Yourself

Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Preach the Gospel to Yourself

Originally published at DesiringGod by David Mathis No one is more influential in your life than you are. Because no one talks to you more than you do. So observes Paul Tripp — and in doing so, he accents our need to daily preach the gospel to ourselves. In our sin, we constantly find our responses to life in our fallen world to be disconnected from the theology that we confess. Anger, fear, panic, discouragement stalk our hearts and whisper in our ears a false gospel that will lure our lives away from what we say we believe. The...

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Your Testimony Is Not the Gospel

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

Your Testimony Is Not the Gospel

So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (). Originally posted at Ligonier Ministries by RC Sproul This statement, “Give God the glory!” seems positive until we read the remainder of the sentence, in which the Pharisees revealed that they had concluded that Jesus was a sinner and therefore could not have performed the miracle. They were saying...

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5 Ways to Pray for Your Church Family in 2014

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

5 Ways to Pray for Your Church Family in 2014

Originally posted at Ligonier by Erik Raymond As we turn our calendars to a new year, we instinctively make plans to give attention to what matters. As Christians, we know that when we think about our priorities, prayer is right at the top of the list. I was reading through Nick Batzig’s helpful post on how to pray for our pastors and thought about how we could pray for our churches. Here are 5 ways that we can be praying for our own church family and other churches as well. 1. Pray for a Hunger for the Bible. If the goal of the church is...

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Galatians: One Gospel

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

Galatians: One Gospel

There are many important things in life. Whether or not you have room for advancement in your current job is important. The daily value of your 401k when the market opens is important. Figuring out how to make a good decision about college or if you should get married are important How you choose to educate your children is important How to encourage your friend who lost their job is important Figuring out what gifts to ask for for your birthday is important Pursuing a healthy lifestyle of eating and exercising and rest is important Beating...

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How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014

Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014

Originally posted at Gospel Coalition Do you want to read the whole Bible? The average person reads 200 to 250 words per minute; there are about 775,000 words in the Bible; therefore it takes less than 10 minutes a day to read the whole Bible in a year. (For those who like details, there’s a webpage devoted tohow long it takes to read each book of the Bible. And if you want a simple handout that has every Bible book with a place to put a check next to every chapter, go here.) Audio Bibles are usually about 75 hours long, so you can listen to...

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Gospel Coalition: Arizona

Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

Gospel Coalition: Arizona

We believe that the mission of the church is propelled forward when like-minded, gospel loving churches work together to see the city reached for Christ. Over the past couple of years, Pastor Chris has participated in a pastors lunch where deep friendships in Christ have been formed with men from across the state. These friendships cut across denominational lines and have birthed a mutual respect and love for the churches we lead. A conversation began of how we can lock arms in tangible ways to see other pastors equipped and churches...

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The Road to Apostasy

Posted by on December 26, 2013 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

The Road to Apostasy

Originally posted at Ordinary Pastor. When someone walks away from the faith it sends seismic ripples throughout the church. Somewhere amid the shock and emotions, we realize that we saw alarming signs but didn’t think they would materialize. I personally have seen this happen far too many times. In each case however, the steps, the path is strikingly similar. So, how does it happen? Let me walk you down the road to apostasy. This is intended to illuminate this dark and often camouflaged path. First let me give you a bottom line proposition: ...

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Christmas Service Schedule

Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Christmas Service Schedule

Come join us for our celebration of Jesus’ birth on Sunday, December 22nd! Then come join us for an intimate night of Scripture reading and devotional thoughts on Christmas Eve, 4:30p. All family is welcome, but please note that there will be no childcare this night.

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Jonah: A 4 Part Series on God’s Relentless Pursuit

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Jonah: A 4 Part Series on God’s Relentless Pursuit

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What Did You Expect?

Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off

What Did You Expect?

For more information, please visit the official conference site. Schedule Friday 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM & Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM About the Conference It won’t take long for you to be disappointed in marriage. It won’t take long for your dreams to be dashed. The reality is that you can’t escape the brokenness of this world. You won’t be able to avoid the sin of your spouse. The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships – sin. But as Paul David Tripp explains, we buy into the delusion that our...

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