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Growing Together in Holiness

Growing Together in Holiness

I heard the story once about a couple that had a great marriage for many years. They were asked, “what do you think helps you all have such a great marriage?” Without hesitation, the husband said, “We take two vacations a year. I go in the spring and she goes in the...

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I Still Do

I Still Do

We had a great time this year at our first annual Couples Conference in the new building! The topic this year was "I Still Do" with session content taken from the book with the same title written by Dave Harvey. In this book, Dave gives several "defining moments" in...

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Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 3

Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 3

NOTE: This is a continuation of the blog post: To Tithe or Not To Tithe. This post discusses one of the false assumptions many teachers make when applying Scripture inaccurately. By examining these assumptions in the context of tithing we will see examples of their...

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Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 2

Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 2

NOTE: This is a continuation of the blog post: To Tithe or Not To Tithe. This post discusses one of the false assumptions many teachers make when applying Scripture inaccurately. By examining these assumptions in the context of tithing we will see examples of their...

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Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 1

Avoiding Assumptions in Application pt 1

NOTE: This is a continuation of the blog post: To Tithe or Not To Tithe. This post discusses one of the false assumptions many teachers make when applying Scripture inaccurately. By examining these assumptions in the context of tithing we will see examples of their...

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To Tithe or Not To Tithe

To Tithe or Not To Tithe

This blog is a follow-up to one of our messages regarding whether requiring a 10% tithe is Biblical and applicable to us today. To hear our teaching on the subject, check out the recording below:If you look up the topic of tithing you will find many different...

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Defiance Or Disobedience

Defiance Or Disobedience

No doubt you have seen videos of popular preachers proclaiming loudly and publicly that their church will not obey one regulation or another because they must obey God’s commands over man’s commands. First, let me say that such choosing to obey God’s Word over man’s...

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The Awkward Silence

The Awkward Silence

Do you remember sitting in school, probably during some boring subject like English (sorry teachers), staring at your book or out the window or even at the front of the room but not really paying attention? You know what always happens when you do that? You get called...

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What is a Life Group and why should I join one?

What is a Life Group and why should I join one?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This famous line from Romeo and Juliet aptly describes these things we call “Life Groups.” In fact, I don’t really know who came up with the term but if I remember correctly, it’s...

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Understanding Elder Leadership

Understanding Elder Leadership

Last week we looked at the fact that Christ has given his church gifts, in the form of leadership gifts to equip the body so that it functions and grows the way Christ desires and designed. This morning, in Bible class, we looked at what Scripture says about New...

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