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Praying for Our Nation

Posted by Brett Toney on

As we set time aside today to pray ahead of tomorrow’s election, consider using this as a guide for your time of praying. This guide is structured to facilitate an hour of prayer, taking ten minutes for each section. We'd love to have you join us in prayer from 9am-4pm at the church today...

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Tags: government, politics, prayer

Praying & Two Wills in God

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

During the summer of 2001, I was working as a summer programmer at Camp Barakel. Camp always begins the summer season with two weeks of counselor training, and I will never forget one particular workshop session. We all gathered in the East Side chapel and Dan...

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Tags: god's will, grace, prayer, reformed

Praying the Bible

Posted by Katie Carroll on

In yesterday's sermon, Living by Prayer, Pastor JJ commended us to begin praying the Scriptures as a means of communing with God. But what does it look like to listen to the Word of God, rather than filling the silence of our prayer time with our own words and requests? Pastor JJ pointed...

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Tags: communion, method, prayer, praying

How People Change Seminar Resources

Posted by Brett Toney on

On Saturday, we had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Holmes, pastor for counseling at Parkside Church, for a seminar on sanctification. Jonathan spent the day teaching through the process and dynamics of biblical change. The audio from all six sessions are now available. Also available is the...

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Fall Food Drive

Posted by Carolyn Stickney on

As we look ahead to the holiday season for our House of Jacob food pantry, we would like to stock up on some staples and add a few extra items to help our families enjoy some special meals. If you would like to donate, here are some suggestions: Instant Potatoes Canned Meats (tuna...

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Tags: evangelism, service

Sin: Can't Live With It, Won't Live Without It

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Here's a blog post from author and blogger Tim Challies that I was helped by. We'll be considering these very things more on Sunday, looking at Colossians 1:15-23. Sin. I can’t live with it, but time and time again I have proven that I’m just not able to live without it. I know...

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Tags: sanctification, sin

Memorize Philippians

Posted by Brett Toney on

We're a few weeks into 2017 and hopefully you're still going strong in your Bible reading plan. (If you've fallen off the wagon, there's grace. Pick up where you left off.) But we're kicking off our Bible memory plan for the year this Sunday. In previous years, our "Hidden Treasure" Bible...

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Tags: bible memory, missions, philippians

Egocentrism: Not Just for Children

Posted by Christy Ingalsbe on

My very good friend and I often approach discussions from vastly different starting points.  I’ve known her for more than 15 years and we are true friends and sisters in Christ, yet I am still surprised when I realize during a conversation that I’ve completely forgotten (again)...

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Tags: truth, scripture, relationships, egocentrism

Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and His Courts with Praise

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.Psalm 138:1–2 We...

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Tags: gratitude, humility, worship

Advent Resources

Posted by Karen Houston on

Advent is upon us. This time of year I’m always looking for good readings to guide my thoughts and heart Godward, to the baby Jesus and all that he encompasses. Here is a list of a few resources that might be a help to you:  Desiring God – Their “Advent is for Adoring...

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Tags: advent, christmas, devotional, resources

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