Philemon: Paul and Mercy

This last installment of our series through Philemon will be on Paul. Our author finds himself caught between two brothers who are called to live in common unity but aren’t. They need to be reconciled. Paul identifies with both Onesimus and Philemon and gently persuades them to...
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Meet Michael Kapaldo

I grew up and lived most of my life in Washington, DC. I ultimately postured myself in repentance and faith on October 30, 2007, but that’s not where the Lord began working in my life. I was blessed and fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home where I was taught the Gospel...
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Meet Landon Jones

Born in Delaware in 1982, I moved around the US until age 10, where I then grew up in North Augusta, SC. I grew up in a Christian family and the Southern Baptist Church. Like any typical Southern religious kid, I knew at an early age (7) that I was not what I should be before God...
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Philemon: Philemon and Sacrifice

We all want community but nobody wants to sacrifice. There is no doubting our intrinsic human need to be connected to other humans in meaningful ways. This is how God made us. But it seems that in a time where we can be more connected than we ever have before, our desire for...
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Meet Joshua Tarbutton

I grew up in Lawrenceville Georgia in a large family that loved the Lord. I came to faith in God as a child but it wasn’t until I was 19 that I realized that my relationship with God is not a performance. This marked a new era of relating to God as He began to show me that my...
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Philemon: Common Unity

The letter to Philemon is an interesting book in our Bible. It’s very short and doesn’t contain a lot of theological language. What Philemon offers is a peak into the lives of Christians living in relationship to each other: where ideas meet action in community. The...
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Meet Tony Bell

I was born into an English family that spent most of its existence outside of the UK (my father was in the British diplomatic service—the equivalent of the State Department). Much of my upbringing was in France, followed by boarding school in England. It was at college in England...
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Sermon Blurb – Grace and Rage

Grace and Rage Anger is a funny thing.  No doubt, “righteous indignation” is a real (and proper) phenomenon.  But it is also rare.   Really rare.  The truth is, our anger is a precarious thing.  Of all the human emotions, it is regarding anger alone that Scripture...
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Sermon Blurb – Salvation Is Of The Lord

Not unlike Caiaphas’ “prophecy” regarding Christ’s death on behalf of the nation in John 11:49-53, when Jonah confessed in Jonah 2:9, “salvation is of the Lord,” he spoke better than he knew. I imagine him uttering these words balled up in the...
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Tale of Two Services

The leadership team voted to transition to two services. Quick Facts Our first Sunday with two services will be March 30th. The services times are 9:00 am and 10:45 am. There is full Children’s Ministry at  9:00 am. The 10:45 am services will have Children’s Ministry for infants...
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