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When the Worship Team Doesn’t Show Up

When the Worship Team Doesn't Show Up Imagine the scene. The church has gathered on the planned day, at the planned location, and and at the planned time. But at the moment the service is set to begin, several members start to look around, their faces confused and concerned. Someone is missing. "Where is the worship team?" "Service has started a couple minutes late before...

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2021 Reads

Here is a glance at a handful of the books I read in 2021. If you find one that piques your interest, great. If you had read any of the works and want to grab lunch or share thoughts after church one Sunday, let me know. Here is anther reading list to consider:Top 10 Books of 2021, Kevin DeYoung *My commentary is not a full endorsement of any of the works. Neither do I i...

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In A Church’s Prayer Meeting

You'll find the short answers and the longer answers below. Just want a reminder or intro into prayer meeting? There is the 30 second version below. Want to really find help in motivation and direction as we gather for prayer? Keep reading. The Short Version What is prayer?Calling on God to come through on his promises.How is the prayer meeting organized? With the intent...

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Far Too Easily Pleased: Getting Our Hearts Crucified to the World

Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...

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All Couples Need Gospel-Centered Counseling

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All Couples Need Gospel-Centered Counseling Had it not been for biblical, gospel-centered counseling I don't know what state our marriage would be in today. Every couple needs counseling. Are you a couple? You need counseling. If you read this and think, "Nathan is talking about me because I was just talking to him about my marriage recently" you are 100% correct. If yo...

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What Satan is Doing in Our Lives and Church


What is Satan is Doingin Our Lives and Our Churches? What Happened? Every day I or my wife handle at least one dispute between our children. At some point, the question is asked of one or both of them, "What is going on?" We want to know who did what. Who is responsible for the hurt and who needs to ask for forgiveness? Who needs to receive it? We do this everyday...

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Inauguration Day Prayer Guide

FATHER In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: Ezra 1:1 God, we trust you are sovereign over all the earth over kings and men and women. God we confe...

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10 Things Tithing Does For You


What is in it for me? When I give to my local church what does it mean for me? As a pastor I actually want Christians to thinkmore about those questions! Christians should consider what great rewards come with tithing. Note: There is No Ultimate Self-Denial in the Bible It is worth it to offer a note about self-denial and happiness. Christianity is not about ultimate se...

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Reading Revelation

You can read Revelation.You can understand Revelation. Consider the graphic for the preaching series above. It serves as a basic guide for reading and understanding the book. Mirror Images John sees visions and symbols in heaven which explain reality on earth. Written to Christians between the time of Christ's ascension and his second coming, Revelation is meant to ...

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20 Thanks in 2020

Last week our Elders sat down and listed 20 things they thank God for in 2020. We hope this encourages you to do the same!...

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