Month: June 2013

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Esther 3:1-15 – Facing Annihilation

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down...

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Philippians 2:19-24 – A Portrait of Proven Worth

I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has...

Church Cookout!
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Church Cookout!

Join us for a cookout at the Bucey’s home on Saturday, July 20th from 4:30-8:30 pm. Visitors and friends are welcome! Please bring a side or dessert to share. Sign up at the church info table or RSVP to Erica: (630) 777-1690 or ericabucey@gmail.com. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Location: 2292 N Essex Ln,...

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Esther 2:19-23 — The Obedient Jew

Esther 2:19 Now when the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20 Esther had not made known her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had commanded her, for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as when she was brought up by him. 21 In those days, as Mordecai was...

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What is the Gospel?

The Gospel is Good News Increasingly, churchgoers are confused about what the term “gospel” means. As the word “gospel” gets thrown around more and more, we need to bring the discussion back to what the gospel actually is: the good news of salvation in Christ. A Matter of First Importance Paul details the heart of...

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Esther 2:1-18 – The King’s People

Esther 2:1 After these things, when the anger of King Ahasuerus had abated, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her. 2 Then the king’s young men who attended him said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought out for the king. 3 And let the king appoint officers...

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Philippians 2:14-16 – Lights Shining in the World

Phil. 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ...

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Esther 1:13-22 – Master of the House

Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for this was the king’s procedure toward all who were versed in law and judgment, the men next to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king’s face, and sat...

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Philippians 2:12-13 – God Working in You

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. (English Standard Version)