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Preparing for Worship 6.18.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 18 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:12-17 Reflection Ahead of worship this week consider reading our short passage from Revelation and contemplating this passage from Isaiah. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the […]

Preparing for Worship 6.11.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 11 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:8-11 Reflection Before coming to worship this week, consider contemplating these lyrics from our offertory song this week. Lord, help us to crave Your goodness, to taste Your goodness, and to be satisfied by You alone.   I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad […]

Preparing for Worship 6.4.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 4 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:1-7 Reflection This Sunday we begin a new sermon series titled Red Letters. Over seven Sundays, we will look at the beginning of Revelation and the letters that Jesus asked John to deliver to seven first century churches. While these seven distinct messages […]

Preparing for Worship 5.28.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, May 28 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 13 Reflection As we come to the final chapter of Nehemiah and see that God’s people struggle to remain faithful, contemplate the words of Psalm 111, a song of God’s enduring faithfulness and greatness. Praise the LORD!    I will give thanks to the […]

Preparing for Worship 5.21.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, May 21 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 12:27-47 Reflection And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.  -Nehemiah 12:43 The verse above is from our passage this week. We know that if we were listening in to Jerusalem for all the days represented in Nehemiah, joyful noise is not […]

Preparing for Worship 5.14.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, May 14 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 9:38, 10:28-39 Reflection Our recent weeks in Nehemiah showed a people who, after exile and the long, arduous work of rebuilding, craved the Word of God, came to know and adore the Lord God who made heaven and earth and displayed His might […]

Preparing for Worship 5.7.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday May 7 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 9:1-17, 32-38 Reflection As we prepare for worship this week, consider what John writes about the Father’s love for us in his first letter. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; […]

Preparing for Worship 4.30.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, April 30 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 8 Reflection All the people came together as one…(Neh 8:1) God has clearly called His people to times of work and rest and times of fasting and feasting. As we continue in Nehemiah, we find the Israelites in the seventh month -a month […]

Preparing for Worship 4.23.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, April 23 Scripture Passage Nehemiah 7 Reflection In Nehemiah 7 the wall is finished but Nehemiah’s work is not done. God’s people need to inhabit the city of Jerusalem and Nehemiah approaches this as with everything else, by listening to and obeying what the Lord has put on […]

Preparing for Worship 4.16.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, April 16 Scripture Passage Mark 16: 1-8 Reflection On Sunday we will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. But first have you stepped back and read of the days leading up to His death, His crucifixion and burial? Take some time to read Mark 15 for the account […]