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March 29 Service

Call to Worship Psalm 16:59 ESV The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.Therefore my heart...

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March 22 Service

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Welcome to our first ever remote service! The instructions are simple--just scroll down this page and work throught material. If it's a video, click it. If it's text--a prayer or confession or scripture reading--find a way to read through it that works for your group. Occasional instructions are in italics. Call to Worship: Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, al...

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What is Lent?

The current public image of Christianity is a happy, happy one complete with the promise that if you become a Christian, life will always go well for you. Even those who don't subscribe to the crassness of the health and wealth gospel (if you give God money He will give you back much more), are shocked if someone in the family gets sick or loses their job. Any disappointme...

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Impact and Glory

One way or another, we all have an impact on other people. Some of you will make an impact on others through your success. That's obvious. But others of you will make an impact just as deep through your suffering. The pain of suffering can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological. But you can be sure of thisyour life will make an impact on somebody. Whether than...

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What 's Going on With Your Heart?

Heart technology is really amazing. I've had some heart issues recently, so that means I have to undergo a number of heart scanseverything from electrocardiograms to echocardiograms to catheterizations to stress tests. All of these tests are fascinating. A trained medical professional can look at my heart on a video screen and tell me what's going on with my heart. A coup...

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Be Like God

I had a professor in college who had equipped himself with a substantial vocabulary. His lectures were peppered with words that were new to me. Apparently those words were unfamiliar to other classmates as well. One day in the middle of a lecture, one of my brighter classmates interrupted our professor who may as well have been speaking a foreign language, and said, "Dr. W...

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering? Because suffering is necessary. No suffering occurs without purpose. Peter tells us suffering only comes to us when the sovereign God of the universe deems it necessary. A sovereign and merciful God causes "all things to work together for our good"(Romans 8:28), meaning that a mixture of things that bring delight along with things that brin...

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Perspective

Recently our congregation voted to sell our current facility for the yard sale price of $30,000. Surely a 24,000 s.f. building on an acre lot just off the square should be worth more than that! One would think so, but the science of economics can sometimes be hard to figure out. Case in pointHickory Hollow Mall in suburban Nashville, TN. Located in a booming area of Music...

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A Pig Pen Thanksgiving

A woman was visiting some people who lived on a farm when she noticed a pig limping in the backyard with a wooden leg. She asked the farmer, "What happened to the pig?" The farmer said, "Oh, Betsy is a wonderful pig. One night the house caught fire and she oinked so loud she woke us and we got the fire truck here in time to save the house." The woman said, "That's really s...

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There’s Nothing Else God Can Do

This week we return to the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. It's an intriguing parable, mainly because of the description of the afterlife. Virtually any time you hear a sermon on this parable, it's about Hell. To be sure, Jesus does pull the curtain back a little to give us a quick peek at life beyond the grave. But the point of this story isn't necessarily to describ...

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