Lent 2021

The observance of Lent is one of the oldest celebrations of the Christian calendar. It lasts roughly six weeks, officially beginning on Ash Wednesday, which falls on February 17th this year. Even with its convoluted history, Lent is undoubtedly ancient in origin. And “its purpose...
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Advent 2020 – The Light Shines in the Darkness

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November 29th is the start of Advent! What exactly is Advent, and why celebrate it? The following excerpt from Advent, a family devotional from The Village Church, explains: The Advent season officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues...
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How Shall We Then Protest?

“Anti-racism is not the Gospel, but the Gospel is anti-racism, and racism is anti-Gospel, hence heresy of the deepest dye,” J. Ligon Duncan III. First, Should We Protest? The predominant criticism against the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s from white Christians was...
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Small Group Leadership Intensive Fall 2019

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Paul calls the church “a pillar and buttress of the truth,” (1Tim.3:15). As a pillar, it thrusts the truth high for all to see. As a buttress, it supports and establishes the truth “on earth as it is in heaven.” In other words, the church both grounds and displays the gospel in...
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Lent – Week 7

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent – Week 6

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent – Week 5

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent

The “Season of Lent” is one of the oldest observations on the Christian calendar. Though it has a rather complicated history, it is undoubtedly ancient in origin.  As Ted Olson writes, “Like all Christian holy days and holidays, it has changed over the years, but its purpose has...
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Why One Service

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  As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be unified in the gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. This means that we disciple each other, pursuing Christlikeness, as we go into our city and invite others into a new life with Christ and His people. We grow more unified...
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