Good Works | Sound Doctrine

Church Discipline | Titus 3:9-15

This sermon was originally preached in 2016. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, having nothing more to do with him, know that such a person is warped and sinful; …

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The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure & Pearl of Great Value | Matthew 13:44-46

The two parables within our study communicate the same basic truth, yet they do so using different similes that present it from two angles. The big idea behind these deceptively simple parables is that the kingdom of heaven is exceedingly valuable. In fact, it is worth losing everything you have in order to obtain it. …

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Representatives of Christ

Having now addressed the responsibilities and qualifications for the two offices found within the church, we now turn our attention toward the entire congregation, the church members. As with elders and deacons, we will study both the responsibilities and qualifications of being a church member. Here we will focus on church members’ three big responsibilities: …

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Sermon Series

Our Father | Matthew 6:9

Our Father in heaven Matthew 6:9 ESV   We fittingly place our study of the Lord’s Prayer after our study of the Apostles’ Creed. The creed provides us with the foundational information for who God is, and knowledge of God is, of course, quite necessary for us to properly pray to Him. Having established, therefore, a …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Knowledge Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 11:1 | Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.     Ecclesiastes 11:4 | He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. OPENING THOUGHT No other book, inside or outside the Bible, is …

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God With Us (an Advent reflection)

All this took place to fulfill what the LORD had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:22-23 Jesus is the centerpiece of all human existence. His advent, His arrival  is the highest point of human …

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A Dialogue

God: I gave you my very Word. Why did you not meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1:2)? Man: I definitely would have, but you see, I was far too busy. God: Yet you most days watched multiple hours of television. You gave 9 years of your life to it. Man: Perhaps, but that …

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