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Sunday Sermon Quotes: A Beautiful Unusual Miracle

Quotes from CJ's sermon this past Sunday on Mark 7:31-37....

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Here is Love - New Verses

On Sunday, we sang a familiar song with some new verses. Some of you may have been curious about where these new verses come from. When were in Bath, England for WorshipGod UK, one of the highlights was hearing from three younger men who are serving the church there with their leadership and songwriting gifts. One of them was Matt Giles, who is a worship pastor at a New Fr...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle"

This Sunday, C.J. preached from Mark 7:31-37, expounding on the story of Jesus’s healing of a deaf and mute man in the Decapolis. In this sermon, we encounter the power of God in Christ and the coming of his kingdom. Below is an outline and summary of C.J.’s sermon entitled: A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle....

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Resources for Studying Mark

What a joy it has been thus far to preach and worship our way through the Gospel of Mark on Sunday mornings. I have been deeply affected by each glimpse of and encounter with the Savior we have experienced through this Gospel. I don't want this series to end and I am proceeding as slowly as possible! As we’re nearing the midpoint of our sermon series, perhaps you...

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Highlights from the Anchored Conference

This past weekend, I had the privilege of participating in the Anchored Conference in Phoenix, led by Rick Holland. Anchored is geared primarily to college students, but numerous families and older couples attended. The conference is a follow up to the Resolved conference, which ran for 8 years. I had the privilege of joining speakers like Steve Lawson, Jonathan Rourke,...

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Sermon Summary & Discussion Questions: A Shocking Statement, A Glorious Surprise

On Sunday C.J. preached from Mark 7:24-30, expounding on Jesus’ shocking response to the Syrophoenician woman. Through this sermon, C.J. helps us gaze upon the beauty of humble faith and the abundant generosity of our Savior....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: A Shocking Statement, A Glorious Surprise

Quotations from CJ's sermon this past Sunday on Mark 7:24-30....

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Excellence, by Andreas Köstenberger

As I mentioned on Sunday, last week the pastors set aside the day to pray, study, and consider ways we might serve the church more effectively in the months to come. What a joy it was to begin our day with an extended time of prayer, giving thanks for each of you. We also took time to discuss various chapters assigned to us from a book entitled Excellence by Andreas KÃ...

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Honoring Buddy Sturgeon

One of the (many!) highlights of this past Sunday morning was McKenna’s testimony, honoring her father Buddy Sturgeon for Fathers Day. There are many children who could have stood and honored their father for Fathers Day, and I was very encouraged to hear of Buddy’s example of leadership, manhood, care, and service to his family. I hope you sense the pleasure...

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Don’t Let Your Fathering Stop After Fathers Day

What a delightful Fathers Day we enjoyed together as a church yesterday. Who didn't feel the pleasure of God as McKenna Sturgeon honored her father? And thanks to Bethany Payne for the creation of the very cool and very masculine gift honoring fathers yesterday: duct tape and a Snickers bar! Exactly what real men want on Father's Day! I'm sure every father felt deeply than...

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