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Take Care of the Truth, For We Are All False Teachers in Training (1 Timothy 1:3

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All the Scriptures, butespecially the Pastoral Epistles, talk a lot about false teaching. This shouldn't surprise us. If the gospel is the priceless message of salvation inChrist, then false teaching and false teachers are the gospel's greatest threat. Yet, false teaching is not just what we may find on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), it is found in our own hearts and...

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Mercy: The Theme Song for God’s Household (1 Timothy 1:1

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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 Timothy 1:12 Mercy: The Theme Song for God's Household (1 Timothy 1:12) Am I not merciful ?!?!! I could not help but think of these words from the emperor in the ...

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A Family of Believers Centered on the Gospel

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On Sunday our elders proposed a new church mission statement. At its core is the commitment is to be a "Family of Believers Centered on the Gospel." In preparation for that "roll out," I preached a sermon on Galatians 1 and the importance of protecting and proclaiming the gospel. Here's the sermon audio, with a few additional resources and response questions. The Gospel ...

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Gospel Community

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The church is a gospel community. It is a community created by the gospel, and it is a community for the gospel. ...

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New Life for the New Year: How Scripture and Prayer Empower Fruitful Endurance

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The most authoritative source to shape our prayers is the Bible itself. The more we learn about God and his ways and perspective, the more we improve our understanding of prayer. In this week's Sunday's sermonwe considered Paul's continual prayer that we would be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual (or Spiritual) wisdom and understanding. The purpose o...

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Hannah's Song (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

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Dear Church Family, This last Sunday we began "Christmas Carols," our Christmas sermon series which will look at three songs of worship and anticipation over the next few weeks. We began with Hannah's Song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10. You can listen to the sermon here. I invite you to use the response questions below to engage the Scripture further this week. These questions can...

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The Giving Show

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"Watch Me Give, Watch Me Nae Nae." The song-worthy sermon title commenced our study of the portion of the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 6. On Sunday, August 5, 2018, we began our study in Matthew 6:1-4. Do we give? We should. Jesus Christ assumes it. We are saved to do good works to glorify God. Why do we give? Jesus challenges us to examine it. Do our hearts tru...

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How to Pray (Matthew 6:5-15)

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Have you experienced the sweet hour of prayer in your daily time with the Lord, or does it seem your words just bounce off the walls and ceiling and go nowhere? In the next portion of our study of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:5-15), Pastor Ron Comoglio preaches on the Lord's instruction for prayer. Jesus gives elements to avoid, and aspects to embrace to ensure o...

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Are You Going To(o) Fast? (Matthew 6:16

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Fasting. If you have read the Bible, you've probably come across it. It's mentioned about 75 times. Maybe you've even tried to it. But what is it? Some testify to the miraculous results of this ancient practice. Others just skip over it, an impossible practice that is for "major league" Christians. And still others may be confused by the whole thing, or practice it for t...

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The Truth about Treasure (Matthew 6:19

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What hath Athens to do with Jerusalem? This is Tertullian's famous question contrasting the difference between divine truth and man-made philosophy. And it highlights the challenge of living in this world with our eyes fixed upon another. In a similar fashion, we might ask the same question about our rewards: What hath dollars to do with eternal destinies? Indeed, in a ...

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