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Elder's Prayer - August 18, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Our Father in heaven, hallowed - holy - is your name! And yet, though your name is holy - your nature different than our own, your character perfectly pure and sinless, your existence otherworldly even predicting our own existence - yet still you privilege us by permitting us to identify you intimately ...

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Elder's Prayer - August 11, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. From the Puritan Prayer Book, The Valley of Vision, and a portion of Isaiah 25 O Sovereign God,Your cause, not my own, engages my heart, and I appeal to you with greatest freedom to set up your kingdom in every place where Satan reigns;Glorify yourself and I will rejoice.Glorify yourself, for bringing ...

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Elder's Prayer - August 6, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. From Psalm 86: 1 Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you--you are my God. 3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. 4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up...

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Elder's Prayer - June 16, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. We continue our worship this morning in prayer from Psalm 46: 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble...

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Elder's Prayer - April 21, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. How do we know that Jesus tells the truth? That's what my oldest son asked me Friday afternoon while he and I were working together. How can we believe that what Jesus says is truth and not a lie? Well, I thought, this is an important question. How can we know that what Jesus said is true? The Bible sa...

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Elder's Prayer - March 31, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. This morning we have witnessed the actions of one who has received the truth of the gospel: God is holy, she is a sinner, Jesus died for her sins, and by God's grace she has faithfully repented from her sins - she has purposefully turned from her sins - and now she desires to live an obedient lifestyle ...

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Elder's Prayer - March 24, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. To those of us who are believers, the passages highlighting God's initiation and purpose of our salvation should be both encouraging and humbling... 2 Timothy 1:9,10 - "[God] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in...

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Elder's Prayer - March 17, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Over the last several weeks, I've been considering ways in which God glorifies Himself through ways in which He reveals Himself. He reveals Himself through His word, yes, but He also reveals Himself through the medium - the "stitium", if you will - in which He has placed us. These are Creation and Reali...

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Elder's Prayer - March 10, 2019

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. My wife is diligent to instruct our children in Scripture memory. A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my dining room at home, dinner was over, the boys were clearing the table, they were loading the dishwasher, and my eldest son - who wasn't getting the cooperation he thought he should be getting from his...

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Elder's Prayer - December 2, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. After God's chosen people, the people of Israel, were delivered from the hands of the Egyptians, Moses and the people sang this song... Exodus 15: 1 ..."I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.2 The LORD is my strength and my song,an...

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Elder's Prayer - July 22, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. From Isaiah 52: 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." 8 The voice of your watchmenthey lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to...

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Elder's Prayer - July 15, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. We believe the Lord our God is OneFather, Spirit, Son; This is our God!We believe forever He will reignLet the church proclaim: This is our God!It is our sincere and collective prayer that each in attendance this morning be capable of claiming, "this is our God!".Our God is great. He is Holy.He is worth...

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Elder's Prayer - July 8, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Psalm 95: 1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths ...

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Elder's Prayer - July 1, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. As we were singing this morning, I was struck with the consideration of the personal character of the God of whom we are worshiping. He is an entity unto Himself. A social entity, having community within the trinitarian nature of Himself. He has personality, even feelings. He is thoughtful, sorrowful, a...

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Elder's Prayer - April 29, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. I read each night to my three sons. We read a variety of books. And among other things, we've been reading through a book of theology. We're currently studying the theology of sin. In the book we're reading, the moral law of God is described as a dinner plate with each facet of the law imprinted, presse...

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Elder's Prayer - April 22, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. We continue our worship of Him who miraculously and purposefully saved us through the reading of His word. From 1 Peter 1 and 2: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Ch...

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Elder's Prayer - April 15, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. As we sing those words, "Immovable our hope remains", do you know the hope of which we are singing? What gives you hope through adversity, through the mundane grind of the day to day? What gives you hope in the face of tragedy, or even in the face of death? I received a phone call from a patient a coup...

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Elder's Prayer - April 8, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. While engaging with a church-going neighbor last weekend, she informed us that she was to have open heart surgery -Mondayin fact. Sarah made the comment that the physical trial she was enduring was part of her sanctification, part of her maturing spiritually as a believer. The woman's response was that ...

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Elder's Prayer - April 1, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Who do you believe Jesus is? Do you believe him to be the Jesus the Bible portrays him to be? Do you believe him to be a mere historical figure, a good man, a good teacher, who lived once and died a martyr? Do you believe him to be a spiritual figure, a representative of God, who illusioned a life, illu...

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Elder's Prayer - December 31, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. An angel conveys to John Jesus' words in Revelation 22:10-21:10 ... "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."12 "Behold, I am coming soon, ...

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Elder's Prayer - December 17, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. The attributes of our "risen King" that we've been singing about this morning according to Colossians 1 - of Jesus it says: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dom...

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Elder's Prayer - December 10, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Ephesians 2:1-101 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience - 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying ...

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Elder's Prayer - December 3, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. From Isaiah 42:1-12Isaiah speaks prophetically about the coming of the Messiah:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;...

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Ministry Update - Global Missions - Nov 19, 2017

Global Missions Last month, October 12-22, four men from Summit Woods travelled to Central Asia to visit one of our International Mission Board Workers with the purpose of encouraging him and his family in their work; so that we could learn how we can better come along side his ministry to help engage the lost and support new believers and growing churches; and so that we...

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Elder's Prayer - August 27, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Right now in our home, Sarah and the boys are memorizing the verses from the Psalm 19. And when I pray in the evenings with them, we extol God's greatness and His holiness, we acknowledge our sin, and we thank him for the Savior Psalm 19. 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above procl...

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Elder's Prayer - July 30, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Psalm 145:1-21 1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall commend your works to another, and shal...

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Elder's Prayer - July 23, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Psalm 24:1-101 The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. 3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who...

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Elder's Prayer - July 9, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Father, The songs we sing this morning proclaim your worthiness of being praised. You alone are the matchless King, all glorious above, our Shield and Defender, girded with praise. You are our fount of every blessing, calling for songs of loudest praise. O, to your grace how great a debtor we are! What...

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Elder's Prayer - May 14, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. In our review of the Old Testament during Equipping Class, we've been considering over and again, God's faithfulness to the nation of Israel. God's faithfulness to His chosen man, Abraham - despite Abraham's lack of faithfulness, God still preserved him and his family. Jacob, the trickster and supplante...

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Elder's Prayer - May 28, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. This morning we celebrate and we sing of God's greatness. He is greater than we can imagine! He is great and greatly to be praised! And we celebrate His history. He was and He is, the only awesome God. All the world rejoice your Creator reigns. He rules with grace, rejoice all the world rejoice! And ...

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Elder's Prayer - May 21, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. I love my three boys. Each evening I'm home we eat together, we wrestle and play, we work together, we bathe, we read, I pray with them, we go to bed. We live life together. We have life experiences together. I am more than a list of statistics to them. I am their father. I love them. I want to know the...

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Mid-Service Comments - Follow Him (December 18, 2016)

Please find below Adam Naler's notes from the Mid-service comments from Sunday, December 18, 2016. We are posting prior comments to aid in edifying the church through these prayer lead times. We've been singing this morning of the birth of Jesus. The advent of Jesus. The coming of our Savior the prophesied Messiah, Jesus Christ. God, in the flesh, in fact. God, with us, ...

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Mid-Service Comments - Unworthy of God's Grace

Please find below Adam's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Meditate on this prayer from the Valley of Vision and reflect on God's great love to draw us to himself when we are so unworthy. How do you reflect that love to others around you? As I pray for my own sons' salvation, I pray that God would make them capable of loving Him, and in turn capable of...

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Mid-Service Comments - Suffering

Please find below Adam's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Think through these comments and read the scriptures we have been drawn to. Think through your suffering and how it impacts the body, or if you know the suffering of others in the body. How will you actively share with others or share in the suffering of someone in our Summit Woods body this wee...

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Mid-Service Comments - Who do you love?

Please find below Adam's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Think through these comments and read the scriptures we have been drawn to. Meditate on the word and examine your heart and pray for us to insight into our true love. ...

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Mid-Service Comments - Give God all the Glory

Please find below Adam's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Think through these comments and read the scriptures we have been drawn to. Meditate on Romans, specifically Romans 12 to see how we are to daily live in love, giving Glory to God. ...

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Summer Highlights - Dubai Mission Trip

Summer time brings vacations, travel, and many other activities. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be posting some of the ministry activity that happened here at Summit Woods throughout the summer with our members, students, and children. We start this series with a report from the Naler's on their trip to Dubai. It has taken some time for Sarah and I to com...

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