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Saying "It Is Well" When Sorrows Come

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How do we understand the sovereignty of a good God who allows his people to suffer? How do we as a people love one another well when a member suffers? We need to explore together how to make sense of suffering and sovereignty and learn what it means to lament and hope together as a community....

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Summer of Rest Ideas & Resources

A few weeks ago our Elders announced that this summer will be a Summer of Rest for our discipleship/teaching team. Read more about it here. Use the resource list below to brainstorm your own ideas about possible activities, family devotionals, reading materials, and other ideas to help you and your family continue to be spiritually nourished, relationally connected, and m...

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Dentistry Is Ministry | Faithful Living in a Fallen World

A real life example of faithful living in a fallen world....

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Discipleship Ministry Updates | February 2015

Here's an update on a few of the ways we are working to fine tune Discipleship Ministries at MPC....

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NEW Adult Bible Classes for Fall 2014

What does the Bible say about growing in the knowledge and grace of Jesus and in our love for one another? Our three Fall classes are focused on the theme "The Church and Her People."...

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NEW Adult Bible Classes for Summer 2014

What does the Bible say about sharing and showing the gospel to our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation? Our three Summer classes are focused on the theme "The Church and The World."...

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Reflections on Lent: Amnesty from Parody

For me, Lent is a sigh of relief. One would think with the freedom we have in Christ to attend to the means of grace each Lord's day, I wouldn't need permission to be reflective, private, and worshipful. But I do. Deep within my heart I find the same, familiar trappings beginning to come together. A distancing. A cooling. A familiarity. Something all too mechanical ab...

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New ABC Courses Begin in January

You may recall that a couple of months ago we announced a new plan for our Sunday morning Adult Bible Classes. Here are the courses we'll be offering in the 1st Trimester of 2014, beginning January 5th. Please email Bonnie at the office and let her know 1) Which class you plan to attend; 2) How many from your family will attend that class; and 3) How many study guides/boo...

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Reading the Bible in 2014

J. C. Ryle once said, "I fear we are in danger of forgetting that to HAVE the Bible is one thing, and to READ it quite another." Many of us would love to read the Bible more, even read it all the way through, but we just don't know where to start or how to keep going. At hisGospel Coalition blog Justin Taylor has put together an outstanding collection of links and helps f...

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New Adult Bible Class Plan

I'm delighted to share with you a new curriculum plan for MPC's Sunday Morning Adult Bible Classes, which was recently approved by the elders. For a while now we've sensed the need to develop an ABC curriculum plan that would help us get a handle on when to teach, what to teach, and how to deliver the teaching to a variety of learners. The new plan divides our ABC year in...

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Faith It... Whether You Feel It Or Not

Early in my walk with Christ I remember being told to "fake it till you feel it." I was advised that when I don't feel like reading God's Word, praying, or obeying Him in some specific way, to "just fake it (do it anyway) and the feelings will follow." But while this sounds like good advice, I don't think it quite measures up to what the Bible teaches. I think the Apostle ...

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A Community of Relaxed Rigor

Jesus stated plainly that he did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets but instead came to fulfill them. 'Therefore', he continues, 'anyone who relaxes the least of these commands and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven but whoever does them and teaches others to do them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.' 'Indeed,' Jes...

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