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Elder's Prayer - June 24, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. What causes us to sometimes doubt God? We live in a world that, according to the 24 hour news cycle, is increasingly perilous. And we may certainly struggle in our personal lives with health issues or financial or relationship problems. There is no doubt that life in this world can be challenging and...

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Elder's Prayer - June 17, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Today is what we recognize as Father's Day and I find it interesting that later in the service we will be examining yet another genealogy in our text in Genesis, which of course, would mean there are fathers involved. I am not trying to spiritualize that, but studying genealogies and celebrating Father...

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Elder's Prayer - June 10, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. As we just sang, God is Holy. God is most high and He is most worthy-He alone is above all things. Why then do we sinful men so often seek to supplant him by attempting to claim his sovereign wisdom and authority for ourselves? This is nothing new. The story is as old as creation, when Adam and Eve sou...

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Elder's Prayer - June 3, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Father thank you for the privilege of witnessing the ordinance of baptism. Each time we do we are reminded of the gift of saving faith you give to us through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. As your word tells us it is by your grace we have been saved--and not only savedbut increasingly conformed to H...

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Elder's Prayer - February 25, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Father thank you for the gift of saving faith. As your Word tells us, it is by your grace we have been saved. And because of your grace, when we come to know you as Lord and Savior, there is a transformation that causes us to increasingly desire to obey you and to submit our lives to your will. And one...

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Elder's Prayer - February 11, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Assurance (affirmation of God's provision of grace),Listen to the words of the psalmist, David in Psalm 103 as he describes a believer's relationship with God and the assurance that is found in him.8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. [...] 10 He does not d...

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Elder's Prayer - February 4, 2018

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. Thanksgiving (expression of gratitude for God's grace) Who among us is not tempted to stand on our own perceived righteousness and good deeds? In many ways that is what our culture teaches us to value. We are taught we do things by our own strength, or to live for ourselves; pursuing earthly happiness a...

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Elder's Prayer - November 5, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. If you are familiar with Chapter 1 of Isaiah, you know that it opens with a scathing rebuke of Judah because of its wickedness. Speaking on behalf of the Lord, Isaiah calls them a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity- who have forsaken the Lord. He attacks their worship- he says, "my soul hates...

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Elder's Prayer - October 29, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation-recognized to be this coming Tuesday-October 31-I want to draw our attention to a particular verse, that, for at least one reformer, became the hinge by which he came to truly understand God's gift of salvation.The reformer was Martin Lu...

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Elder's Prayer - October 15, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday. A little later in the service I will be introducing our guest pastor for this morning, Mike Summers. Having heard him preach previously, I can tell I'm very much looking forward to hearing from him again. Now it's not Mike's fault, but the fact that Mike is here is a reminder that several men, including...

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