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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | A Strange and Eventful Journey

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, A Strange and Eventful Journey, given on October 21, 2018. Have you ever been afraid of something that other people around you weren't afraid of? Maybe it's jumping off a diving board, or sleeping in the dark, or walking into your basement. Do you ever feel silly for being afraid of something when others don't seem to be and yo...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Going Deeper"

This post is based on Mack Stiles' sermon, Going Deeper,given on June 18, 2017. When reading the gospel narratives, it is natural to wonder what it must have been like to be one of the first disciples Jesus called to follow Him. When Jesus walked along a shoreline and boarded a certain boat, we can be confident that Peter had no idea how different his life would be afte...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Savior Like No Other"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, A Savior Like No Other, given on June 11, 2017. As Christians living in a world marked by sin, we may suffer at the hands of those in authority who seek to take advantage of us through their position. This can occur through circumstances at our work place or in dealing with the civil authorities. But the gospel gives us hope....

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A People for God's Possession"

This post is based on Jeff Purswell's sermon, A People for God's Possession, given on May14, 2017. We live in a culture that increasingly, not just rejects, but despises what we believe. In these times the wisdom of God, given to us through Peter, also writing to a people living in a hostile world, is more needed than ever. Peter reminds us that standing strong in a god...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Take Up and Read to Feel"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Take Up and Read to Feel, given on April 30, 2017. As we continue our study of 1 Peter, we encounter something that is a surprise. God does not command us to read and study His word only out of sheer obedience. Instead, He exhorts us to engage our emotions to crave His word like an infant craving his mother's milk. Read Psa...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The Peace That Empowers Mission"

This post is based on Bill Berry's sermon, The Peace That Empowers Mission, given on April 23, 2017. The disciples were huddled in the Upper Room. Fear had overcome them. Even though they had seen their Risen Lord, persecution from the religious authorities dominated their minds. Suddenly Jesus stood in their midst and gave them the words they most needed to hear Read ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The Surprise of Their Lives"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Surprise of Their Lives, given on April 16, 2017. As two disciples gloomily walked the road to Emmaus three days after the crucifixion, they had no idea that they were in for the surprise of their lives. They were soon greeted by a man they didn't think they knew asking why they were so dejected. They were amazed at his s...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Cries from the Cross | Part 1"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Cries from the Cross | Part 1, given on April 2, 2017. As we prepare our hearts for Easter, we are setting aside two Sundays to direct our attention toward the cross. At Calvary, Jesus hung in agony as our substitutionary sacrifice. Scripture records the last seven cries of our Savior and in this sermon CJ explores the first ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Our Marching Order"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Our Marching Order, given on March 26, 2017. Because of the glory of what has been given to us in the gospel, Peter continues with a simple, familiar command. Echoing the words he personally heard our Savior say, he reminds us that just as God loved us, we are to love one another. Read 1 Peter 1:22-25 The call to love one ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Song of Forgiveness"

This post is based on Nathan Smith's sermon, A Song of Forgiveness, given on March 19, 2017. The Psalms of Ascent are songs that the Israelites sang traveling from their homes to the Temple in Jerusalem. The songs were meant to fill their hearts with anticipation and wonder for all God had done for them. As a Psalm that reminds us of our own sin and the magnificent grac...

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