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Sermon Overview & Prayer: "The Wisest Investment"

Psalm 19 PRAYING THE SERMON The author of this Psalm wants to convince you that there is no wiser investment of time that you can make in 2021 than to read the written Word of God in order to grow in your knowledge of, love for, trust in, and obedience to the Incarnate Word, the Lord Jesus Christ.Father, among the many reasons, blessings, and effects of reading your livi...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Wisest Investment"

"They tell us that the Bible is the Word of God-a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. They tell us that we shall find in it the knowledge of God and of his will for our lives. We believe them; rightly, for what they say is true. So we take our Bibles and start to read them. We read steadily and thoughtfully, for we are in earnest; we really do want to know God. But ...

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Bible Reading Challenge 2021

We want to invite you to join us for Bible Reading Challenge 2021! Church, let's read through the entire Bible together in 2021. Four quick reasons you should join us in this: God works through his Word. The Bible is God's instrument of change in the lives of all who believe. When we read our Bibles regularly, God cures a thousand ills in our hearts without our even ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Unlikely Christmas Guests: The Heavenly Host"

"Angelic activity was prominent at the great turning points in the divine plan of salvation." J.I. Packer "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at this birth, for he will be great before the Lord." Luke 1:13-15 "...

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Praying the Sermon: "The Heavenly Host"

The prayer points below are in response to C.J.'s sermon onLuke 2: 8-14. Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angela multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to Godin the highest, and on earthpeaceamong those with whom he is pleased!"J.I. Packer - Angelic activity was prominent at the great turning points in the divine plan of salvation. Heavenl...

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Sermon Overview & Prayer: "The Foreigners"

PRAYING THE SERMON:Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew 2:1 Nowafter Jesus was born inBethlehem of Judeain the days of Herod the king, behold, wise menfromthe east came to Jerusalem,2 saying, "Where is he who has been bornking of the Jews? For we sawhis star when it roseand have come toworship him."Father, help me to always closely observe a Nativity scene through the lens of Scripture...

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Sermon Quotes: "Unlikely Christmas Guests: The Nightshift"

"It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the profoundest and most unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. 'The Word became flesh' (John 1:14); God became man; the divine Son became a Jew; the Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, unable to do more than lie and stare and wriggle and make noises, needing to be fed and c...

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Sermon Overview & Prayer: "The Nightshift"

PRAYING THE SERMON Luke 2:1-20 "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." J.I. Packer It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the profoundest and most unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. The In...

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Sermon Overview & Prayer: ""Keep Doing What You Did"

SGCL NOVEMBER 29, 2020 PRAYER POINTS 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 Peter O'Brien (Dictionary of Paul and his Letters) Pauline thanksgiving approximates what we understand by 'praise,' for it is broader than the expression of gratitude for personal benefits received. The apostle regularly gave thanks for God's graces effected in the lives of others. Thanksgiving is a response...

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