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A Thought for the Married

The apostle Paul gave the church in Galatia this great statement regarding the doctrine of justification, "yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified."...

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Tolle Lege - The Weight of Glory

Some works are worth reading more than once. One such work I would recommend to you is The Weight of Glory. It is an address or sermon that C.S. Lewis gave at Oxford University Church June 8, 1941. It was transcribed and published in a book of essays entitled Theology. It can now be found in a book, The Weight of Glory, compiled with other essays by Lewis, and edited by Wa...

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The Priorities & Sequence of The Lord’s Prayer

We are learning to pray kingdom focused prayers using the Lord's Prayer or The Prayer. In this article we are learning the priorities of the prayer and how to pray in a sequence those priorities. You may be familiar with the prayer sequence ACTS - adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. In a similar way you can learn a sequence as you pray each petition. It i...

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Corporate Prayer With a Kingdom Focus

We are learning to pursue our 2017 goals through Prayer. We looked last week at the Lord's Prayer or "The Prayer" as a corporate prayer, a prayer that directs our praying together. This week we are thinking about the "Kingdom Focus" of this corporate prayer. I do not want us to think, 'The pastor and Session is encouraging us to pray. That's good. I need to pray more than...

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Objective #1 Prayer - Part 1, A Kingdom Life of Prayer Corporately

In 2017 the Session of Christ Church set forth the following Scripture, vision, goals and objectives for Christ Church: "until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,"- Ephesians 4:13 Vision: A growing church who worships, lives and does ministry togethe...

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Meditations in Devotional Times

"May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord." - Ps.104:34 The psalmist has been thinking about God and his works. He has been loving God with his mind and his heart as he reflects on God's wonderful person and works revealed. He calls these reflections his meditation and the Lord his joy. Meditation is "deep thinking on the truths and spiritual reali...

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The Security of Benefits

Many people seek employment that promises benefits. They are looking for security they believe comes from having an employer that provides for their needs. It is not only important to them that they are employed by someone they can trust to give them their due for the hours they work, but they also look for the benefits of insurance, retirement and other bonuses. These ben...

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Changes to Expect in Our Worship Together

A couple of weeks ago I received a letter from my bank informing me of a new debit card they would be sending me. The letter was helpful for me to anticipate those changes that would directly affect me in my spending practices each week. I am writing you to inform you of some changes in our worship together that will begin January 1, 2017. It is my hope that you will antic...

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Listen Up, How to Hear Sermons

A review of a booklet Listen Up!, A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons, by Christopher Ash. I believe your investment in this booklet will enable you to practice the art of listening to sermons in your participatory worship. ...

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Joy to the World

Watch video as Pastor Dinkins and Wilkerson discuss the Christmas Hymn: Joy to the World. Click here....

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