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Christmas Is for Those Who Need It Most

Night has broken. Dawn has given way to light. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. And he is called wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of peace. Our Advent longing has given way to Christmas joy. Charles Wesley penned these words to capture this miracle of incarnation: "Come to earth to taste our sadness Thou whose glori...

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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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What Does Loving My Neighbor Mean for Me?

"At its best, 'missional' describes not a special activity of the church but the very essence and identity of the church as it takes up its role in God's story in the context of its culture and participates in God's mission to the world." Michael Goheen, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story The gospel of grace offers a picture of celebra...

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Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description

Sermon: "Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description" Series: Grace for the Church, Hope for the World Bible Text:Titus 1:5-9 (focus on vs. 9) Preached May 5, 2013 by Jimmy Davis Download or Listen Here: "Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description" Sermon Summary: In Titus 1:5-8, Paul is giving us a description of the character of Grace-Filled Leaders. These are the charact...

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Grace-Filled Leaders: A Case Study

Sermon:"Grace-Filled Leaders: A Case Study" Series:Grace for the Church, Hope for the World Bible Text:Titus 1:10-16 Preached May 12, 2013 by David Ridenhour Download Sermon Summary: In Titus 1:10-16, Paul is moving from a description of who leaders in the church are and what they are doing to an immediate need case study. On Crete, Titus is encountering people who a...

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Knowing the Holy Spirit

Sermon:"Knowing the Holy Spirit" Series:Stand-alone message, not part of a series Bible Text:John 16:4-15 Preached May 19, 2013 by David Ridenhour Download We took a break last week from our series in the book of Titus to consider the life-changing event in the church, which saw the Holy Spirit come at Pentecost. What is Pentecost? Dr. Robert Webber in his book Anci...

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