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    10:30am (Worship)

  • Sunday Evening:

    6:30pm (Worship)

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Preparing for Worship: September 6, 2015

This Lord’s Day we come to the sixth of seven descriptions of God’s glorious Son, found in verses 2-4 of Hebrews chapter one.

This same One who is the heir of all things, the creator of the universe, the radiance of God’s glory, the exact imprint of God’s nature, and the sustainer of all things, has made purification for the sins of His people. Our outline for Sunday:

Text: Hebrews 1:3
Title: “Purification of Sins”

  1. I. THE OFFICES OF CHRIST (Prophet, King, and Priest)
  2. II. THE OFFERING OF CHRIST
    1. THE PROBLEM SET FORTH
    2. THE PURIFICATION DECLARED
    3. THE PREEMINENCE DISPLAYED

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. New Again (iTunes)
  2. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  3. It is Well with My Soul (iTunes)
  4. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 30, 2015

This Sunday morning we come to the fourth part of the seven-fold description of God’s glorious Son, a set of descriptions that demonstrates the deity of Christ, and therefore, the preeminence of Christ. Each part argues for the believer’s perseverance in the faith, a faith that centers on the worship of Jesus as the eternal Son of God.

Text: Hebrews 1:2-4
Title: “The Exact Imprint of His Nature”

  1. Prepare to hear this statement about God’s Son
  2. Hear this statement about God’s Son
    1. Definitions
    2. Application

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. In Christ Alone (iTunes)
  2. We Sing as One (iTunes)
  3. Behold the Christ (iTunes)
  4. Trust You (iTunes)
  5. All I Have is Christ (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 16, 2015

This Sunday we begin looking at a sevenfold description of God’s glorious Son in Hebrews 1:1-4. This description is given in the interest of exhorting God’s people to continue in the faith, and to realize the preeminence of Christ. This Lord’s Day morning we will see that Jesus is the Father’s appointed heir of all things, and we will consider what this means for the believer’s perseverance.

Text: Hebrews 1:2-4
Title: “God’s Glorious Heir” 

     JESUS IS THE FATHER’S HEIR OF ALL THINGS (v. 2)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Our Great God (iTunes)
  2. God with Us (iTunes)
  3. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight (iTunes)
  4. You Are Worthy of Your Glory (iTunes)
  5. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 9, 2015

Our text this week speaks to the matter of feigned ignorance. Proverbs 24 addresses the question of a personality responsibility, imparted by God, when it comes to the welfare of other people. These verses speak of a responsibility, not just to care, but to act on behalf of the wellbeing of other people. They warn us that ignorance claimed doesn’t equal ignorance accepted by God. This question, however, lends itself to a misinterpretation of such a responsibility, to unbiblical extremes, and so may God grant us careful wisdom as we consider these statements in Proverbs!

Text: Proverbs 24:11-12
Title: “Feigned Ignorance”
Outline:

  1. A COMMAND THAT IMPARTS RESPONSIBILITY (vs.11)
  2. A CLAIM THAT SKIRTS RESPONSIBILITY (vs.12a)
  3. A QUESTION THAT ASSURES RESPONSIBILITY (vs.12b)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  2. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 2, 2015

Of all the things that could be worthless, you never want to be engaged in worthless religion. There is nothing more devastating to the person engaged in it, or the people impacted by it, than the reality of worthless religion.

In James 1:26 we see worthless religion in living color. That is, we are given a representative example of worthless religion PICTURED in a particular kind of person. We will think about our own religion and ask whether it is genuine (vs.27 – PM service), or worthless. We will see how worthless religion can be exchanged for that which truly pleases God. 

  1. How Worthless Religion Thinks
  2. How Worthless Religion Survives
  3. How Worthless Religion is Discovered

Songs we will sing this week include the following, which you can find for free at the YouTube links below or purchase on iTunes:

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: July 26, 2015

The message of our text this week—James 1:22-25, “A Doer of God’s Word—is simple and straightforward, but the outcome could not be more crucial. Do we really receive Scripture (v. 21)? Are we really experiencing its saving power (v. 21)? This Sunday we will see an extended definition and description of what it means to be able to say “yes” to those questions. We will be challenged to be doers of the word, not hearers only, and we will see what the outcome will be depending upon which of these two descriptions is true of us.

  1. WHAT WE MUST BE (v. 22a)
  2. WHAT WE MUST NOT BE (v. 22b)
  3. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE WHAT WE MUST NOT BE (vv. 23-24)
  4. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE WHAT WE MUST BE (v. 25)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Man of Sorrows (iTunes)
  2. It is Finished (iTunes)
  3. Before the Throne of God Above (iTunes)
  4. Lord, I Need You (iTunes)
  5. Abide with Me (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: July 19, 2015

Receiving the word of God is hard work. It is not just the hard work of Bible study. It is the hard work of heart study, life examination. Receiving the word of God requires preparation. This Lord’s Day we will consider that preparation and learn how to take steps that maximize the effectiveness of God’s word in our lives.

Text: James 1:21
Title: “Preparing to Receive the Word”

  1. PUT OFF THAT WHICH HINDERS THE RECEPTION OF GOD’S WORD (v. 21)
  2. PUT ON THAT WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE RECEPTION OF GOD’S WORD (v. 21)
  3. PRIZE THAT WHICH IS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE RECEPTION OF GOD’S WORD (v. 21)

 Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. Psalm 126 (Bandcamp)
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (iTunes)
  4. When I Survey (iTunes)
  5. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: July 12, 2015

As we move into the next section of the book of James we are given a great opportunity for examination and evaluation on the part of our congregation. Don’t miss this opportunity to assess what our relationship to God’s Word is compared with what that relationship should be:

Text: James 1:19-21
Title: “The Word of God and Us”

  1. Introduction to the section
  2. Preparation for the section

Malachi 1:1-14 – Four signs that a people are not doing well.

  1. THEY HAVE LOST THEIR SENSE OF GOD’S BLESSINGS (v. 1-5)
  2. THEY HAVE LOST THEIR SENSE OF GOD’S HONOR AND AUTHORITY (v. 6-11)
  3. THEY HAVE LOST THEIR SENSE OF GOD’S WORTH (v. 12-13)
  4. THEY HAVE LOST THEIR SENSE OF GOD’S HOLINESS (v. 14)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Thou Fount (iTunes)
  2. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  3. On Jordan’s Stormy Banks (iTunes)
  4. Praise to the Lord (iTunes)
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: July 5, 2015

Our text this week is James 1:16-18, “The Unchanging God.” The most important issue in the believer’s life at any given moment is how we think about God. Last Sunday we saw:

  1. When mindful of temptations, guard your thoughts about God.
  2. When mindful of temptation, remember how temptation operates.
This Sunday we will see:
  1. When mindful of temptation don’t be deceived about God’s intentions.
  • A warning to heed (v. 16)
  • A declaration to heed (v. 17)
  • A gracious purpose to remember (v. 18)

Throughout we will be reminded of the goodness of our God and the unchanging nature of our God. He has always been good, He is good today, and He is good forever. He is not the source of the temptations that lead men to death, and He is the source of the grace and mercy that gives men everlasting life.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  2. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  3. Psalm 126 (Bandcamp)
  4. Trust You (iTunes)
  5. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)

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A Statement from Pastor Caldwell on the Supreme Court Decision

On June 27, 2015 believers who live in the United States woke up to a new nation. We know, of course, that in one sense it is not new at all. But in terms of the legalization of an abhorrent view of marriage, it is new. Yesterday, the highest court in our land ruled that marriage has now been redefined. What do we make of this?  How do we respond?

Many excellent responses have already been offered (see MacArthur, Piper, Mohler, Moore, etc.). I affirm those responses and would offer a simple word for our own congregation.  

If we have embraced a biblical view of our world then nothing has changed. In fact, though we should be saddened as citizens of the United States, it serves as a good reminder that we are citizens of Heaven. We continue to pray for the salvation of those in high places of leadership and for the peaceful opportunity to carry out our service to God (1 Tim 2:1-2). We also prepare ourselves for suffering and believe that an unashamed and loving declaration of the gospel is exactly what God has designed for a world under the kind of judgment that Romans chapter 1 describes (Rom 1:16-32; 1 Pet 4:1-2). We clearly understand that the temporary flourishing of evil is not the final word (Ps 92:6-8).

We continue to be the best citizens, the most loving neighbors, kind and loving even toward our enemies, and to proclaim the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pet 2:9). We do not despair. Why should we? We, of all men, are the only ones with a genuine hope (1 Thess 4:13). The stars shine brightest on a dark night. Let your light shine against the backdrop of the darkness of a sin- sick world (Matt 5:16). Always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is yours and live in a way that puts to shame the slander that would come from unbelievers (1 Pet 3:15). 

We have never believed that human courts define marriage. The term “Traditional Marriage” has never fully represented what we believe. We know that God defines marriage, that God is the judge of the living and the dead, and that human courts do not determine His perspectives. Therefore, we do not accept that a homosexual relationship is marriage any more than we would accept polygamy as God’s design for marriage, or an incestuous relationship as a valid marriage (Matt 14:4). We will abide by every law of our land that does not require us to violate God’s law. Where such a choice is presented, we will obey God (Acts 4:18-20).

Do not fear little flock, our God is sovereign (Luke 12:32).

In His love,

Pastor Richard

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