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Holy Week Resources | Jeff Purswell

In the busy-ness of everyday life, it's easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an after thought or just another Sunday. But whether we recognize it or not and whether we prepare for it or not, the fact remains that the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-emi...

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Sermon Quotes | "A Timely Reminder"

"Much of a pastor's energy will be spent on the ministry of reminder. We never outgrow the ministry of reminder." John Kitchen "As good citizens, believers must also 'be ready to do whatever is good'-prepared and willing to participate in activities that promote the welfare of the community. They must not stand coldly aloof from praiseworthy enterprises of government but ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "One Thing Is Necessary"

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This post is based on Josh Payne's sermon, One Thing Is Necessary,given on March 18, 2018. Have you ever been so excited about a job your parents have asked you to do or a project at school and then slowly lost your joy and began disliking what you were doing? When I was 8-years-old and my dad was throwing a top-secret surprise birthday party for my mom I got asked to ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "Look Both Ways"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Look Both Ways,given on March 11, 2018. Imagine a street here in Louisville that your family frequently drives on, and then imagine having to cross that street on foot as a child alone with cars zooming by. Could be dangerous, right? This past Sunday, Pastor CJ shared with us a story from his childhood where he did just that. W...

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Sermon Quotes | "Look Both Ways"

"These verses are arguably the most concise explanation of gospel-centered living found anywhere in Scripture." Gospel Transformation Bible "Verses 11-14 is one sentence in the Greek text with 'grace' as its subject. Grace is the one-word summary of God's saving act in Christ, given freely to sinners who believe." Bill Mounce "One cannot truly claim to be a recipient of ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "A Word to Young Men"

At our old house we had a number of large trees that hadn't been taken care of and had become over-ridden with vines. At first, I didn't think too much of it. The vines had green leaves, so they kind of blended in. But as time went on, I took a close look at the trees. The vines were starting to weigh the tree down, and it became clear that they would kill the tree eventua...

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Sermon Quotes | "A Word to Young Men"

"Man may talk of self-control, as if the reins were in his own hand. But he who has been 'born of the Spirit,' and taught 'to know the plague of his own heart,' is made to feel, that effective self-control is divine grace, not his own native powerHave not repeated defeats taught us the need of calling in better strength than our own?" Charles Bridges "Spiritual leaders ru...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue,given on Feburary 18, 2018. Everyone's heard the phrase, "Practice makes perfect." So what do you practice a lot to be good at? Maybe it's basketball or ballet. Perhaps it's guitar or drums. Whatever it is, the reason you work so hard at becoming better is because you love doing it and be...

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Sermon Quotes & Book Recommendations | "Self-Control: An Unappreciated Virtue"

Book Recommendations: A Small Book About a Big Problem; 50 Days of Meditation on Anger, Patience and Peace by Ed Welch Good and Angry; Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining and Bitterness by David Powlison War of Words; Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles by Paul Tripp Proverbs by Derek Kidner Making All Things New; Restoring Joy to the Sexually ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents: "The Difference Doctrine Makes"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Difference Doctrine Makes,given on Feburary 11, 2018. This past Sunday Pastor CJ shared a wonderful story of a woman named Della. Della delighted in serving her customers with excellence and with a joyful spirit at the hospital cafeteria where CJ was waiting for a friend. Through Della's kindness and desire to serve other...

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