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Thoughts from the Psalms | Jeff Purswell

On Sunday Jeff encouraged us from Psalm 103 where the psalmist helps us take our eyes off of our present circumstances and fix them instead on what is true and enduringGod and overwhelming generosity to us. Listen again and look away from the uncertainties and distractions to what is certain, what is unchanging, what is never failing. ...

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Thoughts from the Psalms | Jeff Purswell

In this week's call to worship, Jeff addressed us from Psalm 33 and drew our attention to a cosmic reason to praise God: His sovereignty over all that is.For those who are His, for us, God's wise and loving and unshakable sovereignty is the best news. This is our Goduniquely sovereign, unswervingly devoted, lovingly attentive to those that He has made His heritage, His ver...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Worrier's Guide to the Pandemic"

"Part of humility is willingness to patiently wait for things according to God's timetable." Edmond Hiebert "Worry is a stealth sin. It doesn't feel like sin." Ed Welch "Worry is a form of pride because when believers are filled with anxiety, they are convinced that they solve all the problems in their lives in their own strength. The only god they trust is themselves. W...

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Sermon Quotes: "Planning in a Pandemic"

"James attributes no magical significance to the words themselves." Doug Moo "Apart from God I cannot exist; apart from me God does exist. God does not need me in order for Him to be. I do need God in order for me to be. This is the difference between what we call a self-existent Being and a dependent being. We are dependent. We are fragile." R.C. Sproul "To James the si...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Rare Jewel for a Pandemic"

"I am drawn to people who suffer without murmuring. Especially when they believe in God but never get angry with him or criticize him. It seems to me that not murmuring is one of the rarest traits in the world. And when it is combined with a deep faith in God-who could alter our painful circumstances, but doesn't-it has a beautiful God-trusting, God-honoring quality that m...

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Day of Prayer for Frontline Workers

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Two weeks ago, our small denomination dedicated a day of prayer for healthcare professionals who are serving on the frontlines in caring for the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because there are other men and women working daily on the frontline to serve us, even at their own risk, we wanted to dedicate this Friday, April 17 as a Day of Prayer for Frontline Workers. You...

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Sermon Quotes: "Easter in a Pandemic"

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"The chapter is one of the most remarkable in the New Testament. For grandeur and simplicity, for pathos and solemnity, nothing was ever written like it." J.C. Ryle "Those who Jesus has revealed himself to view themselves first and foremost as loved by him not as those who love him. This is a common feature of those he has loved. They think of themselves as loved by him, ...

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Day of Prayer for Healthcare Professionals

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As we all know, the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the world is putting significant demand on the healthcare professionals caring for the sick. We are grateful for these men and women who are working on the front lines to serve those most in need. Mark Prater, the director of Sovereign Grace Churches, has invited all of us to join together tomorrow (...

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Serving Our Community During Crisis

Dear Church Family, Many of you have asked how we might serve our community in this very trying pandemic. Such requests deeply encourage your pastors, as they reveal how the gospel has turned you outward in care for others. God has preserved a timely command at the end of Paul's letter to Titus, to guide us in the midst of our present circumstances. "And let our people l...

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Day of Prayer | COVID-19

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Today our family of churches is setting apart time for extended prayer related to COVID-19. We hope you'll join us. Allow these prayer points to assist you in going before our generous heavenly Father to pray. ...

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Songs to Sing in a Pandemic | Bob Kauflin

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In his excellent article, "Anxiety, Waiting and the Coronavirus," Alasdair Groves reminds us of the unique kind of trial the current worldwide pandemic presents to us. We're tempted to experience a "particular strain of anxiety that comes when we are waiting for a threat that is gliding toward us, its fin visible above the surface." In other words, we know something bad i...

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Sermon Quotes: "Peace in a Pandemic"

"The coronavirus provides us with an opportunity to think about how we respond to anxiety. Specifically, how can we handle the particular strain of anxiety that comes when you are waiting for a threat that is gliding toward us, its fin visible above the surface. Thankfully, Scripture knows the fear of impending danger intimately and speaks to it repeatedly. So let's seize ...

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Resources to Equip and Steady the Soul

No doubt you are trying to figure out how to faithfully and prayerfully respond to the coronavirus and its implications for daily life. Though we have decided to take the careful step of exchanging our Sunday meeting for a livestream, we will not diminish our pastoral care nor our encouragement for you to walk alongside one another. One way we want to express care is by o...

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Coronavirus Update

Thank you for your ongoing prayers, thoughts, and support as we process the developments and local impact related to the coronavirus and as we prayerfully determine the most effective way to care for our dear church. We want to provide you with some information related to our upcoming schedule of meetings. We also have a special request for your help and prayers for our st...

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