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Preparing for Worship 11.20.16

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, November 20 Scripture Passage 1 Corinthians 7: 1-24 Reflection Jesus offered a woman caught in the snare of unsatisfying relationships living water – water that would truly quench her thirst. He said, “…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. […]

#nevertrump, #neverhillary, #nevermind

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#nevertrump, #neverhillary, #nevermind There was a time when politicians disliked each other so much that they slandered one another incessantly, waging war in the arena of public opinion.  There was a time when all we could do is watch as two former acquaintances turned mortal enemies headed towards a deadly duel, from which neither would […]

Preparing for Worship 10.30.16

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, October 30 Scripture Passage 1 Corinthians 6: 1-11 Reflection As we prepare for Worship and the teaching of the Word this week, consider Jesus’ words in Matthew 18: 18-20. “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose […]

Preparing for Worship 10.23.16

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday October 23 Scripture Passage 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Reflection Our Song of Thanksgiving reminds us that God makes everything glorious. Dictionary.com provides these 4 definitions for the adjective “glorious” delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable conferring glory full of glory; entitled to great renown brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid: Consider this […]

Taking it Home: Verses to Memorize and Meditate On (Psalm 124)

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In the sermon yesterday I talked about two threats we encounter as we surrender our security to Christ. These threats cause us to shrink back or try to take matters of security into our own hands. Ultimately, this leads us to a temporary and perceived security in life. Here are the two scriptures that I […]

Quick Quote: D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

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In a sermon on the beatitudes (found at the beginning of Matthew 5) Lloyd-Jones says: None of these descriptions refers to what we may call a natural tendency. Each one of them is wholly a disposition which is produced by grace alone and the operation of the Holy Spirit upon us. This quote was taken […]

Renew: Adoration – Sermon Follow Up

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At Midtown Community Church our January sermon series is entitled Renew. The premise of this sermon series is that for all the resolutions we can make in 2013, there is no better resolution than to pursue spiritual renewal. Going back to the beginning of the Bible (specifically Genesis 3), we are told that every single […]

Bible Reading for the Rest of December

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This week I want to connect you to an Advent resource that you can use as you read your Bible each day. These resources have been highlighted by a sister church here in Raleigh (Christ the King Presbyterian‘s Worship Director, Bruce Benedict)  Explore the different resources that are listed here as you come to God’s […]

Bible Reading December 3 – 8

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This week we finished Proverbs! Monday – Proverbs 25 Tuesday – Proverbs 26 Wednesday – Proverbs 27 Thursday – Proverbs 28 Friday – Proverbs 29 Saturday – Proverbs 30-31

Bible Reading for November 19 – 23

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During this Thanksgiving week, what better way to dive into the scriptures than to read from Proverbs, thanking God that he is the source of all wisdom! Monday – Proverbs 13 Tuesday – Proverbs 14 Wednesday – Proverbs 15 Thursday – Proverbs 16 Friday – Proverbs 17 Saturday – Proverbs 18