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September 28: Kingdom Membership (Matthew 12:38-50)

This Sunday, September 28, we will consider Matthew 12:38-50 where the Pharisees ask Jesus to perform a sign to prove his identity. Their desire for signs proves their lack of belief and also that even those who are religious can have hardened hearts towards Christ's reign. Here are resources to help you prepare for Sunday. ...

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Please Pray for the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary

The Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary is energized in its work to train more young men and women for effective ministry. Read their newsletter from JETS President, Imad Shehadeh, to see how you can pray. ...

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September 21: The Collision of Kingdoms (Matt 12:22-37)

This Sunday, September 21, we will consider Matthew 12:22-37 where Jesus heals a man and yet many are indignant toward him. Jesus discusses those who are with him and those who are against him. Here are resources to help you prepare....

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Book Review: Weakness is the Way

J. I. Packer's "Weakness Is the Way" is a series of reflections on 2 Corinthians that encourages Christians to embrace their weakness and find ultimate strength in Christ. Packer points out that human weakness is the stage on which divine strength is demonstrated and where the cross of Christ is most glorified. ...

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September 14: The Servant of God (Matthew 12:15-21)

This Sunday, September 14, we will consider Matthew 12:15-21 where Jesus cares for the needy, fulfilling the role of the chosen servant who "brings justice to victory." Here are resources to help you prepare...

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Men and Women's Bible Studies

Men and Women are invited to sign up for Bible studies. Women will be studying 2 Corinthians 1-7 and men have two options, either 2 Corinthians 1-7 or a book entitled Gospel Powered Humility....

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September 7: Jesus is the Lord of All (Matthew 12:1-14)

This Sunday, September 7, we will consider Matthew 12:1-14 where Jesus is faced with opposition from the spiritual leadership of Israel. Matthew's goal in his gospel is to continually show how Jesus is the prophesied Messiah, the Son of Man, and in these verses, Lord of the Sabbath. Here are resources to help you prepare....

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Book Review: Give Them Grace

Is obedience ever a bad thing? If our children listen to us and obey us doesn’t that mean that we are doing the right thing as parents? In this book, Fitzpatrick and Thompson expose the tendency to teach "moralisms" to children while losing the centrality of the gospel and failing to display God's grace to them. ...

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