Month: August 2013

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Esther 9:1-19 – The Great Reversal

Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s command and edict were about to be carried out, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated...

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Who and What Is God?

As we continue our series on Defending the Faith, we explore the doctrine of God. We look at God’s Trinity, transcendence, and how he condescends to us through covenant.

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Philippians 4:2-3 – Agree in the Lord

I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. (Philippians 4:2-3, ESV)

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Esther 8:1-17 – The Decree to Save

On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman,the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. And the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the...

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According to Christ

In this lesson, we look at worldviews and the idea of a philosophy “according to Christ.” Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according...

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Philippians 3:17-4:1 – A Tale of Two Ages

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, andthey glory in their shame, with minds set on...

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Women Studying the Book of Genesis this Fall

The Women’s Bible study will meet at the church from 7:30-9pm on alternate Thursdays, beginning September 12th. Please see the church calendar for exact dates. Our topic of study will be the book of Genesis, with an emphasis on seeing Christ in the Old Testament. Our study guide will be The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis by...

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Esther 7:1-10 – The Wrath of the King Is Satisfied

7 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2 And on the second day, as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king again said to Esther, “What is your wish, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it...

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Introduction to Defending the Faith

We begin a new series on apologetics, the discipline of defending the faith against all forms of opposition. In this lesson, we work through an outline of the entire course before treating a few introductory issues.

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Philippians 3:12-16 – The Upward Call

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies...