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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "Extraordinary Gifts in Ordinary Places"

PRAYER POINTS | Extraordinary Gifts in Ordinary PlacesPsalm 1281 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,who walks in his ways! We are invited to receive all of who God has revealed himself to be, to believe in his self-revelation, to be transformed by Spirit's power, to live awed over his mercies. This is the fear of the Lord. Jerry Bridges Properly fearing God is more ...

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A Prayer for Our City

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This past week was a historic one for the city of Louisville. The eyes of the nation were upon us, as the turmoil, anguish, and division that have swirled in recent months hit us very personally. Such moments reveal our utter dependence upon the Lord and drive us to our knees to seek God's perspective and to ask for His mercy. Below is an excerpt from our Pastoral Pr...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Depths of Sin and Salvation"

"GUILT. What a horrendous burden. Sometimes people carry a tremendous weight of subjective guilt-i.e., of felt guilt-when they are not really guilty. Far worse is the situation where they carry a tremendous weight of objective guilt-i.e., they really are guilty of some odious sin in the eyes of the living God-and are so hardened that they do not know it." D.A. Carson "Dav...

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "The Depths of Sin and Salvation"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE (PSALM 51): "For about three thousand years now David has been teaching sinners the ways of God's forgiveness and mercy through this written lament. Although it was an intensely personal prayer, it was deposited in the sanctuary to be used by others also in need of forgivenessChristians have made use of this psalm in their confessions of sin, and right...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Past Comes Alive"

"A fierce delight and pride in the great march of God gleams through every line of this little poem-a masterpiece whose flights of verbal fancy would have excluded it from any hymn book but this. Here is the exodus not as a familiar item in Israel's creed but as an astounding event: as startling as a clap of thunder, as shattering as an earthquake." Derek Kidner "No human...

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The Granger's September 2020 Newsletter

Wasn't planning it, wasn't expecting it! Wasn't expecting what? Wasn't expecting 2020 to come in like a tsunami and wreck everything we'd been planning and working towards: 1 Addis Ababa church plant, 2 missionary families relocating to Ethiopia from the USA, 3 missions ...

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "The Past Comes Alive"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE:"No human mind has ever been able to equal, much less to excel, the grandeur of this Psalm." Charles SpurgeonFather, I want to start by thanking you for your Word. It is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Ps. 119:105). Thank you for guiding our church this week through Psalm 114 and for helping us know this grand psalm that reveals our grand God....

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Sermon Overview + Prayer: "The Drama of God's Glory"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE: Exodus 35-40 "Exodus is the unforgettable story of the Israelites epic journey from captivity in Egypt to covenant with God at Mt. Sinai. And their journey from slavery in Egypt to the land of promise is meant to inform our journey from captivity to sin to the heavenly city."Father, as we as a church family journey through a fallen world to our heaven...

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Emerging Nations: September Newsletter

Things To Pray For In September By Dave Taylor on Sep 01, 2020 02:48 am

Kevin DeYoung recently said, "2020 is not a big pause year for the kingdom. A lot of things have been delayed, cancelled, or paused, but not God's work in the world." My friends, how true that is! So much has changed this year and not gone according to our...

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Sermon Quotes: "With Unveiled Faces"

"Scripture is dotted with extremely exciting and hopeful situations that are dashed by persistent human failure. Exodus 32-34 marks another occurrence of this pattern. Having agreed to do whatever Yahweh requires of them in the divinely offered covenant relationship, the people lose sight of Moses, Yahweh and faith. Disobedience of the most basic kind results. Sin captures...

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Sermon Discussion + Prayer: "With Unveiled Faces"

PRAYING THE PASSAGE (Exodus 34:29-35): The main point of Exodus 32-34 is not the grievous rebellion of God's people but the gracious character and forgiveness of their God... Heavenly Father, when I am tempted to be preoccupied and condemned by my sin, or preoccupied and critical of the sin of others, draw me to the many examples of your patience, mercy, and forgiveness ...

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Sermon Quotes: "God's Autobiography"

". . . what was clearly at the heart of Moses' request was a longing to know the glory of God's character from which flowed the mercy that he had just been promised." John Piper "Everything the Lord says autobiographically is something that God is or does for the benefit of others, especially his chosen people." Victor Hamilton "Andthe Wordbecame flesh anddwelt among us,...

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Sermon Quotes: "Mercy from First to Last"

"They were still booked for the Promised Land, but God had cancelled his reservations." Phil Ryken "True prayer does not seek-rather refuses-glory for selfTrue prayer is concerned for the Lord's good name." Alec Motyer "The request to see God's glory should be understood in this context as a desire to have God confirm his astonishing willingness to show his favor to a st...

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