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Sermon Quotes: "Thankfulness: Breathing Heavenly Air"

"Paul mentions the subject of thanksgiving more often, line for line than any other author, pagan or Christian." Dictionary of Paul and His Letters; A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship "Thankfulness is a soil in which pride does not easily grow." Michael Ramsey "Though I cannot know what your afflictions are, yet I know what your mercies are, and I know the...

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Sermon Recap | A Band of Natural Enemies

Psalm 133 is meant to "charm us into imitation" as it opens with the extraordinary effect of the God-given gift of unity. David's use of the word 'good' to describe brotherly accord takes us back to the refrain used during the creation account in Genesis, and 'pleasant' is the felt effect of this unity in the souls of the Lord's chosen people. C.J. used this psalm to remin...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Band of Natural Enemies"

"Behold." It is a wonder seldom seen, therefore behold it! It may be seen, for it is characteristic of real saints, therefore fail not to inspect it! It is well worthy of admiration; pause and gaze upon it! It will charm you into imitation, therefore note it well! God looks on with approval, therefore consider it with attention." Charles Spurgeon "Few human joys run deepe...

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Sermon Recap | An Urgent Prayer Request

In this passage, Jesus sees the crowds of hopeless sinners in Israel, and their lost state evokes deep compassion in him. He responds by instructing his disciples to pray for the lost sheeps' rescue through the sending of laborers into the harvest. Michael encouraged us to look into the world and see the crowds of desperate sinners as Christ sees them. He challenged us to ...

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Sermon Recap | Serve the Lord with Gladness

Glad service honors God! John Piper wrote, "Where feelings for God are dead, worship is dead." By the grace of God, our church is filled with cheerful servants who serve in our church full of love for God. Psalm 100:2 should fan into flame the gift that God has already given to our church in the form of glad-hearted giving. Serving the Lord with gladness is a biblical dist...

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