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Sermon Quotes: "Preparing to Meet a Holy God"

"The magnitude of what the Lord offers the Israelites is staggering and must not be overlooked. As fleeing slaves, they find themselves in the middle of the Sinai desert without a land to call their own. The Lord, however, promises them they shall be his 'treasured possession." His exclusive possession among all the nations, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." T. Desm...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Joyful Journey Together"

"What Jerusalem was to the Israelites the church is to the Christian. Here are his closest ties, his brethren and companions." Derek Kidner "Perhaps the greatest single weakness of the contemporary Christian church is that millions of supposed members are not really involved at all, and what is worse, do not think it strange that they are not." Elton Trueblood "People wh...

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Sermon Quotes: "Easter and Exodus"

"All who have known the enveloping pressure of a dark mood can be grateful for the candor of this fellow-sufferer, but also for his courage." Derek Kidner "On a calm, trouble free-day, the answer to the questions in verses 7-9 would be obvious, but, in this apparently prolonged period of soul-destroying adversity, the psalmist can ask the questions but, on the basis of ex...

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Baptism | April 14, 2019

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Last Sunday, we had the privilege of celebrating God's grace in the lives of three individuals Trent Schlensker, Noah Fowler, and Caroline Humphrey. It was a powerful time of hearing how the gospel has transformed their lives. Here are some pictures: Delete Baptisms 4.14.19 ...

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Sermon Quotes: "You Gotta Serve Somebody"

"This was a formal speech, as the style of language indicates. God addressed his people using their proper titles because he was setting forth the terms of their relationship. To use the biblical term for it, he was renewing the covenant, his binding love commitment to his peopleReally everything else in the Old Testament-indeed everything else in human history-can be expl...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Reunion in the Wilderness"

"In some ways, the account is surprising. Major administrative structures are being put into place among the covenant community without any word from God.Why is Jethro, at best on the fringes of the covenant people, allowed toplaysuch an extraordinary role as counselor andconfidant of Moses?The questions answer themselves. God may use the means of'common grace' to instruct...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Ambush"

"Although it is often assumed that Moses raises his hands in prayer, prior references in Exodus suggest that the raised staff is the medium through which the power of God flows. While this might have involved prayer, something more than prayer was taking place." T. Desmond Alexander "This verse does not teach the efficacy of prayer without ceasing but rather the triumph o...

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A Recent Statement to the Baptist Press

On February 28 we submitted the following statement to the Baptist Press. In a story they posted last night, the BP quoted from our statement but we believe it is important to provide the statement in full. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the February 18 report by SBC President J.D. Greear. In that report, he and the Executive Committee of the SBC named 10 c...

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Sermon Quotes: The Sabbath and Mercy

"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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Sermon Quotes: "Manna and Mercy"

"Why should people who have witnessed so spectacular a display of the grace and power of God slip so easily into muttering and complaining and slide so gracelessly into listless disobedience? The answer lies in the fact that many of them see God as existing to serve them. He served them in the Exodus; he served them when he provided clean water. Now he must serve not only ...

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