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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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

Devoted: A Study in the Life of David

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed began a new sermon series called "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David" with a message called "Obedience is Better." Devotion is critical in the life of our church now. We're going to get a birds' eye view of the sovereignty of God. Sometimes it looks like ...

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Response? Coach Peter's Final Words

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed finished up his series in I Peter, "Response?  How to relate to the culture around us," looking at I Peter 5:6-11. First, he noted what Peter does not say: 1)  Look how awful the culture is!  Hate on them, gripe about them. 2)  Go take back the ...

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Tags: culture, due time, i peter, resist the devil, response, vigilance, humble yourselves

Response? Taking Aim

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed continued his series in I Peter about Our Response to the Culture Around Us.  This week, he covered I Peter 4:1-19, "Taking Aim." You know a lot about a person when you know their goal in life.  What are you aiming at?  Success, comfort, popularity? We're ...

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Tags: circumstances, culture, encouragements, i peter, mindset, response, take aim

Response? Handling Suffering

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed continued preaching in his series from I Peter, covering I Peter 3:17-4:1. Six Ways We Are Strengthened for Suffering Remember these things! 1)  When we suffer, we are not outside God's sovereignty. God is not surprised or alarmed.  (3:17)  Even if we're ...

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Tags: culture, i peter, response, suffering

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