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A passion for learning

January 27, 2016

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Reba Chambers has always had a passion for learning and education and a gift of writing. In high school, she would write short stories and would pass them around to classmates. People would constantly ask what would happen next in the plot. Reba describes herself as a self-educator. If there is a subject she is […]

Fulfilling Destiny

January 20, 2016

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Rod Suydam’s story is one of fulfilling destiny. Coming to the point where you are walking in His will and fulfilling what God has called you to do. “It is something I questioned most of my life. Trying to put all the pieces of where, when, why and how together.” Rod says. Rod was raised […]

Important Giving Information for 2016

January 5, 2016

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Our accounting team mails annual giving statements by January 31 for the previous year’s contributions. You can help us provide you with an accurate statement by utilizing one of the following methods when giving:
-Place your money in a pre-assigned, pre-numbered offering envelope;
-Place your money in a generic envelope (located behind the auditorium seats) providing your […]

Heb 11-13

December 23, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

Hebrews 11 highlights the importance of faith. Without faith one cannot please God. The author of Hebrews gives a classic list of Old Testament figures that represent the essence of what it means to have faith. These faithful believers who have gone before us should stimulate us to […]

Heb 7-10

December 22, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

Hebrews 7 returns to expand upon the theme of Jesus as the High Priest and superior to the Levitical priesthood. The New Testament that God promised to the prophets has now been fulfilled in Christ, the Great High Priest and a the true tabernacle in the heavens, not […]

Heb 1-6

December 21, 2015

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What does it say?

We don’t know who wrote Hebrews, though theories abound. More of a treatise than a letter, it’s clear that the author is a master of the Old Testament and probably writing primarily to other believers from a Jewish background before the temple is destroyed in 70 AD.

1 Peter

December 20, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

Tradition says that Peter is killed in Rome during the wave of persecution that began in 64 AD. Peter probably writes this letter from Rome not long after this persecution begins. The recipients are believers scattered in five Roman provinces in what is now Turkey.

Peter […]

Titus

December 19, 2015

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What does it say?

Though not mentioned by name in Acts, Titus plays a key role on Paul’s missionary team. A Gentile, Titus is Paul’s disciple before Timothy. Paul uses him in the Jerusalem meeting (Acts 15) as an example of Gentiles coming to Christ. Just as Paul left Timothy in Ephesus, […]

1 Tim

December 18, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

1 and 2 Timothy along with Titus are often called the Pastoral Epistles due to the intensely personal relationship Paul has as mentor and colleague to both men and the practical nature of instruction. They are written late in his life. Paul is ministering in Greece and Asia […]

Philippians

December 17, 2015

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What does it say?

Paul begins the Philippian church during his second missionary journey in 50 AD. He writes this letter as a prisoner in Rome probably between 61 and 63 AD.

Paul opens this brief letter with personal greetings and prayer for the church (1:1-12). The apostle updates the Philippians about […]

Ephesians

December 16, 2015

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What does it say?

We learned a bit about the background of Ephesians in yesterday’s reading of Colossians and Philemon, companion books to Ephesians. An unusual feature of Ephesians is that it does not begin and end with the usual personal greetings. Only at the end does Paul mention that he is […]

Colossians, Philemon

December 15, 2015

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What does it say?

Some 100 miles east of Ephesus and 11 miles from Laodicea (mentioned in Rev 3), Colossae is a small town in modern southwestern Turkey. There is no evidence Paul ever visited this city, but having spent considerable time in Ephesus, the Colossian church is fruit of the Gospel […]

Acts 27-28

December 14, 2015

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What does it say?

Paul has long wanted to go to Rome, but he certainly never imagined his journey to be under these circumstances (Acts 27). Paul and other prisoners are charged to a centurion named Julius for the journey to Rome over the Mediterranean Sea. This trip begins in the fall […]

Acts 24-26

December 13, 2015

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What does it say?

With Paul in Roman custody in Caesarea, the Jews send Tertulus to accuse him before the governor Felix (Acts 24). Paul gives his defense to Felix, who is waiting for a bribe to release Paul that never comes. Not wanting to antagonize the Jews, Felix keeps Paul under […]

Acts 20-23

December 12, 2015

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What does it say?

Following the uproar in Ephesus, Paul begins a circuitous journey to Jerusalem that will ultimately end in Rome (Acts 20). From Miletus Paul sends for the leaders of the Ephesian church and pours out his heart to them in the only recorded message of Paul exclusively to believers. […]

Rom 14-16

December 11, 2015

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What does it say?

Romans 14 is similar to Paul’s teaching to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 8 and 10. While disciples of Jesus today do not live under the Law, Paul makes the point that our freedom should not be harmful to other believers.

Paul becomes very practical and personal […]

Rom 11-13

December 10, 2015

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What does it say?

In Romans 11 Paul continues his discussion about God’s missional plan for Israel (Romans 9-10) and how this relates to the other nations of the world. This chapter is more forward looking, anticipating the completion of the plan begun in Abraham.

Romans 12 initiates a new […]

Rom 8-10

December 9, 2015

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What does it say?

Romans 8 gives the answer to the frustration expressed in Romans 7. The answer to our struggle with our sinful nature is to be controlled by God’s Spirit. Paul explains what this means and the glorious life and future that we have because of God’s Spirit that lives […]

Rom 4-7

December 8, 2015

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What does it say?

In Romans 4 Paul uses the example of Abraham, father of the Jewish nation, to show that we are saved by faith not by works. Abraham is blessed before he is circumcised. The blessing comes from believing God. Likewise, the blessing of Isaac, the son of his old […]

Rom 1-3

December 7, 2015

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What does it say?

Paul probably wrote this letter to the Romans from Corinth around 57 AD. He’s not been to Rome yet, but clearly has a great desire to go. By this time the Gospel is freely flowing through the Roman world and has reached the capital. As we have seen […]