Devoted: David and Abigail

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Last Sunday's service wasn't a typical sermon. We began with three baptisms, watching inside from a videolink outside.  And first we listened to their testimonies.  I liked what Anu said -- she's a project manager and said she learned that God's timeline isn't hers to manage.  The ...

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Tags: abigail, big picture, david, devoted

Devoted: Dramatically

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On Sunday, Bill Russell treated us all to something new in the series Devoted: A Study of the Life of David.  Bill dramatized the events of I Samuel 21-22, telling the story from the perspective of many of the eyewitnesses -- including Ahimelek and Abiathar the priests, king Achish of the ...

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Devoted: Real Submission

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On Sunday we began the service with a report from the group that went to the Dominican Republic to work with our missionary Ina York.  I especially liked the report that what is valuable about our partnership with Ina is that it's a long-term collaboration. They do value prayer more ...

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Tags: david, desert, devoted, jonathan, submission

Devoted: A Study in the Life of David - Perspective

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On Sunday, Pastor Ed made an announcement that our building pad is ready a week ahead of schedule! Then he continued the sermon series on the life of David, taking up the story in I Samuel 20.  Two girls read the chapter, reading the parts of David and Jonathan, while Pastor Ed read the ...

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Tags: david, devoted, god's purposes, perspective, chief perspective officer

Book Review - Moving Mountains

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I'm cross posting this review from my book review website, because this is the book my small group recently studied -- and our lives were blessed. Moving Mountains Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority by John Eldredge Nelson Books, 2016.  248 pages.Starred Review Moving ...

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Devoted: A Study in the Life of David - God's Purposes

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On Sunday, after a beautiful Baby Dedication and the announcement of a Building Prayer email list, Pastor Ed Allen continued the series on the Life of David with a sermon from I Samuel 19. He began with the Don't Miss This: God's purposes will ultimately be served. We can either act faithfully ...

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Tags: david, god's purposes, saul, sovereignty, acting faithfully

Building Prayer

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This morning Pastor Ed and Ray Schmidt introduced an email list that has been developed to help unite us in praying for our new building project. Psalm 127:1 -- Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in ...

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Devoted: Proper Context

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Last Sunday, Deen Salami preached on I Samuel 18, continuing the series, "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David." First, Pastor Ed talked briefly on current events and the need for Grace.  He has been reading the book Bad Religion, by Ross Douthat.  We're never told to encourage others ...

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Devoted: David and Goliath

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John Maulella brought last Sunday's sermon, continuing the series "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David" with a message on I Samuel 17 and the famous story of David and Goliath. We went over the story.  The Israelites were terrified by the daily humiliation coming from Goliath, "the man in ...

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Tags: champion, david, devoted, giants, goliath

Devoted: Who's the Protagonist?

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Last Sunday, Alex York brought the next sermon in the series "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David."  This message was called "Who's the Protagonist?" First, we got a report from four youth who went to FUGE Youth Camp. Then Alex began preaching from I Samuel 16. He asks the question, ...

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Tags: david, devoted, god, positioning, preparing, protagonist, samuel, saul

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