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Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 8)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 8)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 6)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 6)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for the Gathering - Sola Fide

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Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - Sola Fide

Significance of the Reformation

Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 2)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - Genesis: In the Beginning (Part 2)

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for the Gathering - 1 Cor. 7:25-35

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Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - 1 Cor. 7:25-35

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Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for the Gathering - 1 Cor. 7:6-11

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Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing. Please see the P...

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Preparing for the Sermon - 1 Cor. 7:6-11

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Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday. Care...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 6:1-8

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 5:...

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Preparing for Sunday - The Way to Appreciate Preaching

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Thessalonians ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 3:18-23

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Last week we sat unde...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Cor. 3:10-15

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Corinthians 3:...

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Preparing for Sunday - 2 Timothy 2:2

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 2 Timothy 1:1-2...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read 1 Cor 1:1-25. P...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think If you have time, it...

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Preparing for Sunday - 1 & 2 Chronicles Part 3

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Click here to listen...

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Preparing for Sunday - Nehemiah: Part 2

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Re-read Nehemiah cha...

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Preparing for Sunday - Nehemiah: Part 1

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read Nehemiah chapte...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 28:1-15

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Read Matthew 28:1-15...

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Sunday Review - Matthew 27:27-44

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Looking Back This past week we were led through Matthew 27:27-44. It was striking that the crucifixion of Jesus was not what was highlighted in this passage, but it was the mocking/shaming of Jesus. We saw three different categories of the way Jesus was mocked: he was mocked as powerless, as foolish, and as Godless. Pastor Bret demonstrated that this is the way the world ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matt. 27:27-44

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Prepare your heart for Sunday by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together. You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and tangibly putting scripture to action in your personal life, and in our corporate body. Carefully Think Glance through Matth...

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Sunday Review - Matthew 26:57-75

Looking Back This past Sunday we were reminded of the various ways people responded, and still do respond to our Savior. By looking at the trial of Jesus we saw his rejection, denial, and exaltation. The unbelieving high priest along with the other Jewish leaders entirely rejected and condemned the innocent Christ. Peter was an unfaithful disciple who emphatically denied ...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 26:57-75

Carefully Think Read Matthew 26:47-75. Recall the events of Jesus' betrayal in 47-56 that we studied two weeks ago. If you have the time it may be helpful to listen to the sermon again: A Blessed Betrayal. Why is it significant that Jesus was led away to the high priests and not the Roman authorities first? What is significant about the fact that the priests and elders...

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Sunday Review - Matthew 26:1-25

This past Sunday we spent time in Matthew 26:1-25 studying the events leading up to the cross. In this text Matthew is emphasizing the betrayal of Christ by Judas. He is explaining the last events leading to the event of betrayal itself. The pinnacle event was when Mary anointed Christ. This is the event that pushed Judas’ hatred for Christ over the top, we see the i...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 26:1-25

Carefully Think  If you are able, it would be helpful to go back and listen to the last message on Matthew to remember the context: Click Here Quickly look through chapters 23-25 to refresh your mind on what led up to this passage. Read Matthew 26:1-25. As you read, what is the common driving force in this passage?  What are all the events in this passag...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 25:1-30

Carefully Think Read Matthew 24:36–25:30 Think back on Pastor Bret’s sermon from last week focusing on Matthew 24:36–51. Find the two descriptions Jesus gave about how we are to live in light of his return: we are to live expectantly (36–44), and we are to live faithfully (45–50). The two parables in our passage this week (25:1&nd...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 24:16-28

Carefully Think Read Matt 24:1-31, focusing on 16-28 Review last week's sermon to remember a biblical context of "let the reader understand" in verses 15.  What is Christ saying about the abomination of desolation? What is the difference between the tribulation of v. 4-14 and the tribulation of v. 15-28? How does v. 21 lead us to believe these are future events?...

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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 24:15-28

Carefully Think Read Matt 24:1-31, focusing on 15-28 What is the difference between the tribulation of v. 4-14 and the tribulation of v. 15-28? How does v. 21 lead us to believe these are future events? What/who is the abomination of desolation in v. 15? See Daniel 9:27, 11:31, 12:11, and 2 Thess 2:3-4 in their contexts for possible help in understanding. Are these p...

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Preparing for Sunday - Job: Part 3

Carefully Think Read chapters 38-42. How does the Lord respond to Job? What is Job’s response? Does God explain to Job why he suffered as he did? Prayerfully Meditate What should the book of Job tell us about the sovereignty of God and our suffering? Is God still good in our suffering? Does he have a purpose for it? How can we cultivate a heart that woul...

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Preparing for Sunday - Job: Part 2

Carefully Think Read Job 1 and 2 How is Job described in these first two chapters? Does the Lord give a reason for the suffering that was inflicted upon Job? Pay special attention to the way Job responds to the suffering. Who’s hand does Job ascribe his sufferings to in 1:21 and 2:9? What does the narrator say about Job’s comments in 1:22 and 2:10? What sh...

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Preparing for Sunday - Job

Carefully Think Read Job 1 and 2 How is Job described in these first two chapters? Does the Lord give a reason for the suffering that was inflicted upon Job? Pay special attention to the way Job responds to the suffering. Who’s hand does Job ascribe his sufferings to in 1:21 and 2:9? What does the narrator say about Job’s comments in 1:22 and 2:10? What sh...

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