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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 15:1-20

Carefully Think Read Matthew 15:1-20. What were the Pharisees and Scribes concerned about? How did they view the authority of their traditions? How did they view the effect their traditions would have on a person? What did Jesus say about their concern? What problem did Jesus specifically identify as problematic with the Pharisees and Scribes? What connection does Je...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 14:22-36

Carefully Think Read Matthew 14:22-36 How does this relate to the feeding of the 5,000 (Matt 14:13-21)? What lessons should the disciples learned from that episode that would have helped them in 14:22-36? What was Jesus' purpose for sending the disciples and the crowds away? What was the reaction of the disciples when they saw Jesus walking on the water? How would y...

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Preparing for Sunday - Ephesians 4:11-16

Carefully Think Read Ephesians 4:11-16. How would you sum up this passage in one sentence? What is the purpose of "apostles, prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers"? Who gave them and to whom were they given? How would you define and describe "the work of ministry?" Who does this work and what does this work accomplish? What does spiritual maturity loo...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 14:13-21

Carefully Think Read Matthew 14:13-21. Sum up the main idea of this passage in one sentence. How does this passage relate to the events that precede it (14:1-12)? How does this help to understand one of the reasons Jesus goes to a desolate place? From what you read in this passage, what words would you use to describe the crowd's interest in Jesus? What was Jesus' re...

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Show Us Christ

This past Sunday evening, the worship team introduced 3 new songs for our corporate gatherings. Over the next few months, these songs will be incorporated into our song selections. As each song is introduced, a blog post will be posted with lyrics, link to purchase and view the song, and a brief synopsis. We hope these resources will not only assist our gatherings, but can...

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Family Worship

This past Sunday evening, during our Evening Gathering, our focus centered upon Family Worship. Pastor Bret spoke on the practicalities of meeting together as a family to read scripture, sing, and pray; fitting within the greater purpose of instructing our families to love God with all their hearts, minds, and souls. Included below are the audio to that message, and a link...

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