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A Year Round Christmas Gift

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! We are just a few weeks away from Christmas. Connie has secured the gifts we plan to give our grand-kids. But after reading the following, I realize the best gift we can give is not found under the tree and it's one that needs to be given all year lo...

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Giving Thanks

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! It is said that when Maureen Stapleton won the Academy Award, she rushed to the stage and gushed into the microphone,"I want to thank everyone I've ever known!" That got a laugh, I'm sure, and everyone understood the sense of gratitude that threaten...

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Self interest isn't a principle - It's just self-interest!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! I'm anxious to be back and hope you will join us in person or on line. During our time of confinement, I decided to re-read associate justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas' book entitled, My Grandfather's Son. Thomas has been a justice for almost 3...

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Let your light shine!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The most compelling way to demonstrate the gospel in our community is to be a man or woman of integrity. In an unbelieving culture, known for its lying, stealing,cheating, violating contracts, fudging on expense accounts and much more, Christians are to ...

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PPP vs Trust in God!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! The following article is longer than most, but it contains something that needs to be said. Last week I was reminded that earlier this summer some of the largest and more prosperous mega-churches in the country received anywhere from $5 to $10 milli...

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Slippery Slopes!

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! Years ago when I first began working for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations as a Regional Director I was introduced to a journal called First Things. The journal advertises itself as "America's Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Lif...

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Compromise

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourservice this coming Lord's Day! Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led the country to victory in the Second World War. He would serve again as Prime Minister from 1951 to 1955. He was one of the greatest leaders and orators of his da...

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Troubling Trends

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! Earlier this week I received an email from the Christian Medical Dental Associations. For 13 years I worked for and represented CMDA as a regional director. It is a much needed organization for Christian physicians and serves as theVoice for Christian Do...

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Election Reminders

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! We are just one month out from what may very well be the most consequential election in our life time. We say that each election cycle but in this case it's not an exaggeration. There are a great many issues at stake! These are truly stressful times. So i...

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The Hardest People to talk to:

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! One of the lessons I'm going to share from our study of Gideon in Judges 6 is that family relationships can be the most challenging. This is particularly true in spiritual matters, particularly evangelism. One of the greatest burdens on earth is reali...

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Who is Jesus: Does it matter?

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! Last Sunday's message included a reference to the most recent religious survey on what people think regarding God, truth, the Bible, worship, and ethical issues. The survey revealed that more than 50% of those surveyed deny the deity of Jesus Christ a...

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Burnt Biscuits

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our service this coming Lord's Day! Joe McKeever is a godly, seasoned Southern Baptist preacher who writes a blog for pastors. I always enjoy his insights because he doesn't write from an ivory tower. He's pastured for over 60 years! Recently he related the following story about a good ...

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Welcome Back

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our in person service on Sunday! These are strange and challenging times! As we gather again, we recognize that we will need to alter some of the ways we interact with one another during our morning worship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, we will strive to make Midvalle...

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Choices

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourvirtual service on Sunday! This week at Bandon Dunes golf club in Oregon the 120th U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament is taking place. I enjoy golf and hope to watch some of the competition this weekend. The tournament consists of two days ofstroke play (total number of strokes counted), with th...

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Precious Anniversaries

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourvirtual service on Sunday! Last Monday, August 3, marked the anniversary of my Dad passing away. Twelve years ago today, August 7, was his memorial service. Earlier that day, our family gathered for a private burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale and later that night there was a pub...

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More before counted

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our virtual service on Sunday! In the mid-1840s, Ulysses S. Grant was a Second Lieutenant in the war between the U.S. and Mexico, with the prize being Texas. Grant later would become a two term president and write his memoirs and was the first former president to do so. In those writings, G...

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Raising Godly Children

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day I'm writing this at my oldest son's home in Michigan. Earlier this morning, two of my sons left with their families to drive back to Oklahoma and Colorado where they live. Everyone but me went back to bed. Connie and I fly home tomorrow. Since last weekend ...

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July 4th

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day. During this long July 4thof July weekend I want to say without apology: I love America. I am unashamedly patriotic. I get teary eyed at patriotic events. I stand proudly when the national anthem is sung and I root for the USA to win. I respect greatly the me...

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The Bible

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to the this coming Lord's Day At the 1939 World's Fair in New York a time capsule was buried. As you might imagine, a lot of thought went into choosing which items to include that would best represent life at that time in history. Only one book was included in the capsule-the Bible! ...

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Judging Appearances

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day - as we meet via the internet! John Barrier went to his bank in Spokane, Washington wearing his usual shabby clothes and driving his old, beat up pickup truck. Parking in the Old National Bank parking lot he went in and paid a quick visit to his broker and cashed...

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Marriage

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. Forty-seven years ago this coming Monday, Connie and I were married in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the Berachah Bible Baptist Church. My Dad performed the ceremony and Connie's pastor gave the charge. Since that time I've officiated at many wedding ceremonies and a...

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Face to Face

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. I'm getting weary of not seeing people. Phone calls, emails, cards, texts are no substitute for a face to face meeting with people. For that reason, I'm looking forward to us opening up soon. When that will be is unknown,but we are working on it. As I was think...

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Forgiving

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. In Dale Galloway's book,"You Can Win with Love", he tells a story about John D. Rockefeller, the man who built the great standard oil empire. Rockefeller was a man who demanded high performance from his company executives. One day, one of the executives made a two m...

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Memorial Day Weekend

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trustyou are doing well and looking forward to this comingLord's Day. Each Memorial Day, we remember those who fought steadfastly and sacrificially for our country. My dad fought in World War II, and as a result, he always reminded us of the sacrifice made by others. He along with others saw firsthand those willing to lay down their liv...

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Before it's too late!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day. Anne Graham Lotz is the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham. Besides being a well-known author and speaker, she is also a keen observer of contemporary events. A few years back she served as the honorary Chair for the National Day of Prayer. This is part of what she...

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Reaping Great Rewards!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day Dr. John Ed Mathiston was the pastor of Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. A number of years ago he told his congregation the following story: about kindness. "Not long ago, a man from the Middle East walked into a new car showroom an...

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Demonstrating Love

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day For centuries the Middle East has been a place of horrible wars and brutality as Muslims and Christians have clashed. More than a century ago a Muslim enemy soldier chased a Christian woman and her brother until he cornered them. He mercilessly shot the brother and...

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Showing Kindness

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Showing kindness to others can come back to be a blessing to us. I was reminded of that truth this past week when I read the following story: When believers in Holland learned that the Nazi troops were systematically raiding the orphanages and taking Jewish children out, and then sending them to their deaths in the concentration camps of Europe, brave Dutch men would ...

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Witnessing

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day - as we meet via the internet! Several years ago while in the waiting room of a doctor's office a girl was talking on her cell phone. She was 5 feet away, talking loud enough for me to hear her, so I was not eaves-dropping. I only heard one side of the conversation, ...

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The Foundation For Choices!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well, staying safe and healthy and ready to celebrate Resurrection Sunday! It is neither melodramatic or hyperbolic to say that everything we are as Christians, everything we own, everything we've done or hope to do hangs suspended on one fact of history: Whether or not Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead. The deci...

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Today's Message - An Easter like No Other!

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Luke 24: 13-35 This Sunday is Easter. We've never had an Easter like this one! Churches are closed and people are unable to meet. Restaurants are empty and all that is available is "take out." Easter dresses and special clothes remain in the closets. Years from now when this pandemic is over, people will look back and say, "Do you remember when the COVID-19 pandemic shut...

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Today's Message - BIG GOD vs. little god Number 13 & 14

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Before entering into the land God had promised to the Nation of Israel, Moses sent into the land 12 men to spy out the land. Two brought back a favorable report saying the land could be taken while 10 brought back a report that said the land was unconquerable. The two who gave a favorable report are two of the truly great heroes of the Old Testament: Joshua and Caleb. W...

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COVID-19 & A MESSAGE OF HOPE!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, In the last four weeks, our world has changed dramatically with the spread of COVID-19. The question on many folk's minds is this: When will a vaccine be found to protect us from this terrible virus? I'm confident, given the fact that the entire health care and scientific community around the world is focused on potential treatments and ...

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Today's Message - Solid Rock or Sinking Sand?

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Dear Friends of MBC, We just finished speaking again to an empty auditorium here at Midvalley and Dale will be editing the message and posting it on our YouTube channel for our Sunday service. The message is taken from the conclusion that Jesus gave to His Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 7:24-29) In preparation, why not review the sermon as given to us in Matthew 5-7. It i...

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A Beautiful and Encouraging Word

Pastor Doug is begginning a new series of fireside chats. These videos are intended to continue to keeps us together as Christ's church. This is the 1st of many more to come. Clic the link to view the YouTube video...

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This Week's Message - How to Handle a Crisis

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3 misconceptions about the Coronavirus Pandemic; 1 - This problem will be over quickly - probably not. Life is going to be different for some time to come 2. This has never happened before - NO - pandemics have happened in the past and are even found in the Bible 3. This will increase the number of deaths - No - we are all going to die. We are all under the penalty of...

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Heaven

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, This morning after spending some time at the church, Connie and I visited Jo Harris who is just days away from heaven. She sat there on the couch with her head down, in obvious pain. Connie asked, "What are you thinking about?" She said: "Heaven!" During this difficult time let's remember the words of Paul from Colossians: Since, then,...

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Important information regarding the Coronavirus (Covid19)

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Urgent notification about the Coronavirus, Covid19....

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Next Week’s Message God’s Call of Gideon Judges 6

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During our study we will see God’s transformation of Gideon! And here’s what’s encouraging: What God did for Gideon, he can do for us. ...

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God's Sustaining Presence!

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday and the Bible Conference with Arnold Fruchtenbaum and Jacques Gabizon. Ever since I was a little boy, our family used the devotional booklet "Our Daily Bread" for family devotions. Following the evening meal, or breakfast on the weekend, Dad would read the scripture passage and th...

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Jesus Paid it All

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Dear Friends,Welcome to Midvalley Bible Church. We are always grateful to be able to meet on the Lord's Day, to fellowship with one another, to sing God's praise and to hear God's Word. This morning as part of our worship celebration, we gather to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary.Have you noticed that we live in a love starved world? Maybe, you have p...

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Prophecy

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday. During the 1992 Presidential Election, Presidential Candidate, Bill Clinton had played at every rally and the Democrat Convention, as his theme song, Fleetwood Mac song "Don't Stop." His rallying cry was simply this:Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.That advice is applicable t...

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Next Week’s Message Safe and Secure John 10:22-30

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Among Evangelicals, the security of the believer is not a settled issue. Good people differ on the issue. The question is simply this: Can a born-again, justified by faith, adopted child of God ever lose their salvation? Or as others have expressed it, is it possible for a born-again, justified by faith, adopted child of God to forfeit their salvation by fully and finall...

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Next Week’s Message Jesus Paid it All Colossians 2:13-15

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All of us are in some form of financial debt. We all owe money, either on a car or a home, a student loan, or something of the sort. Although it can be burdensome, most of us can at least see a light at the end of the tunnel. We are energized by the hope that one day it will be paid in full and we will receive from our creditors a piece of paper releasing us from any fu...

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Reconciliation

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday. In last week's article I mentioned that Connie and I have been watching the 7 part PBS special on the Civil War by Ken Burns. Last night we watched the final episode. I'm not sure I've ever watched anything as sad as seeing our nation so divided and where more than 500...

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A Love Letter on Valentines Day

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday. At the suggestion of my son David, Connie and I are watching the 9 part TV series on the Civil War by Ken Burns that was on PBS. It is very revealing and also depressing! It is hard to imagine the suffering and death of so many men on both sides of the war. I bel...

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Next Week’s Message Your Money or Your Life Luke 16:1-13

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Jesus raises a very practical question in the parable he told in Luke 16. The question that He raised was simply this: What are you going to do with the money God gives you? That question is important on a number of fronts not the least of which is this: If we do not master our money by using it for the glory of God, then it will master us, and we will end up bankrupt fo...

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Find your spiritual gift and put it to use.

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Another Suggestion for 2020! Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday. We are 5 full weeks into the New Year. During the first few weeks of 2020 I made a few suggestions for making the New Year better. Those suggestions were:#1 Move from being a victim of circumstances to being a learner about life....

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Next Week’s Message Hosea: Love Story

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Fifty years ago the most popular and successful movie was based on Erich Segal's book "Love Story." The book tells the story of a wealthy Harvard University law student named Oliver Barrett IV who meets Jenny Cavilleri, a middle-class girl who is studying music at Radcliffe College. It's love at first sight. The young couple marries, Oliver finds a jobat a legal firm in ...

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Next Week’s Message Paul’s Concluding Arguments Galatians 6:11-18

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Next Sunday we bring to a close our long and methodical journey through the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. 29 messages ago, one Sunday shy of one year (2/22/2019) we began our study of this marvelous letter. It's been an exciting trip. The topic of God's grace has been dealt with so forcefully and effectively in this book that one cannot escape the overwhelming truth ...

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An Important Reminder

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday Last Sunday basketball great Kobe Bryant was killed along with his 13 year old daughter and 7 others in a helicopter crash. They were traveling by air to his daughter's basketball game at the "Mamba Academy" when the helicopter crashed into the mountain side. The cause of the ac...

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A Sad and Tragic Anniversary

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday.January 22, 1973, is the day that our Supreme Court gave their decision in Roe v. Wade, which made abortion a legal option. This past week marked the 47th anniversary of that sad and tragic decision. Many people who were already born celebrated that heinous decision as a victory for...

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Next Week’s Message The Inevitable Laws of Harvest Galatians 6:7

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One of the most popular falsehoods of our times is that we can do whatever we want without ever being held accountable for what we have done. That is a lie! It is a lie that I can do as I please and become spiritual later. It is a lie, wrote the Scotsman's John Brown, "that a man may attain ultimate happiness without living a spiritual life." Make no mistake about it -...

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Another New Year's Challenge #3

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this Sunday with Matt Wilder. During these first few weeks of the New Year I've been suggesting some New Year challenges. The first challenge was to move from being a victim of circumstances to being a learner about life. Two weeks ago I suggested the challenge of mastering a gos...

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Next Week’s Message Relating to One Another through the Spirit Galatians 6:1-6

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Everyone seems to be interested in spirituality these days, but no one seems to agree on what it means. Both outside and inside the church there is widespread confusion. Inside the church people find their spirituality in private, contemplative devotion and begin to practice those disciplines. Others find spirituality in the context of public worship that includes ancien...

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Next Week’s Message Matt Wilder of Adam's Road

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Matt Wilder of Adam's Road will be with us for a morning of Piano Music through some of the highlights of the Gospel of John and presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ from some of the Epistles of Paul. Matt will be sharing his testimony of how he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior....

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Next Week’s Message Restoring a Fallen Brother Galatians 6:1-6

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Following the all-important passage about life in the Spirit, Paul begins his final chapter with a focus on the practical. In it, he says nothing about signs and wonders, and he does not go into detail about spiritual gifts. He talks about how the community of faith operates when the Spirit is leading. Life in the Spirit involves healthy relationships within the body o...

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Another New Year's Challenge

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the New Year. Last week I wrote about the challenge in 2020 of moving from being a victim of circumstances to learning about life. Let me give you another challenge for the New Year:Master and then share the gospel. Every believer needs to be able to clearly and concisely p...

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A New Year's Challenge

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the New Year. Every year brings with it challenges and difficulties. 2020 will be no different. One of the most important lessons to learn is that when hard times come, be a student, not a victim. Sadly, some people go through life as professional victims, always talking about how th...

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Next Week’s Message Crucify the Flesh & Live by the Spirit Galatians 5:24-26

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Before we move on to the final chapter of the book of Galatians, we need to look at the last 3 verses of chapter 5. Paul has reminded his Christian readers that all of us are engaged in mortal combat with the flesh. The desires of the regenerate nature are waging war against the passions of the sinful nature. In this war there can be no truce. Paul closes out this sectio...

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Are you ready?

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day. Imagine a nationwide evangelistic campaign that invites tens of millions to an outreach event who would not ordinarily attend. Imagine a campaign that for the most part, others do the advertising for you. Imagine having tens of thousands of churches participati...

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Next Week’s Message The “Somber” Song of Moses: “Teach us to Number our Days” Psalm 90

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The oldest psalm recorded in the book of Psalms was written by Moses, the man of God (Joshua 14:6, Ezra 3:2). God chose and groomed Moses for the task of leading the children of Israel out of Egypt to the promise land. The problem: they refused to believe the promises of God and were destined to wander in the wilderness for 40 years while a generation of more than 1.2 mi...

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Dear God, help us all!

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Do we have a recovery plan for when we make major mistakes? Aren't you glad God doesn't make mistakes?...

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Next Week’s Message The Supporting Cast of Christmas Simeon: Looking for Jesus Luke 2

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Successful events of history are seldom a solo act: There are always key and supporting people behind the event. The birth of Jesus is no exception. Joseph and Mary clearly get top billing for the birth of Jesus, but behind the scene are numerous people: One such person is Simeon. We don't know much about his personal life but what we do know is significant. Simeon was...

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The Supporting Cast of Christmas Elizabeth: The Cousin of Mary Luke 1 & 2

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Successful events of history are seldom a solo act: There are always key and supporting people behind the event. The birth of Jesus is no exception. Joseph and Mary clearly get top billing for the birth of Jesus, but behind the scene is a woman Mary felt comfortable going to when she discovered she was pregnant: Her cousin Elizabeth. What made her special in her role of ...

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My Favorite Service of the Year!

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If you've never been to a Christmas Ever Service, make this year your first Christmas Ever service, and mat be a new family tradition is born!...

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Next Week’s Message Fruit that’s Always in Season Part 4 - Galatians 5:18

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What is good Fruit? We all know how to tell a good apple from a bad apple, but can do the same with the Word of God? Can we recognize when a bad fruit is presented?...

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Giving up our Rights!

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As followers of Christ, how do we handle ourselves when the world and those around as attack us for our believes and our faith?...

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Thanksgiving

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day. This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. A valuable lesson to learn is this:Essential to personal magnetism is Thanksgiving. Hans Seyle, the famous stress researcher claims that one attitude that influences the quality of everyday life more than any other i...

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The Curves of Life!

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How do we deal with adversity and the ups and downs of life, says a lot about our relationship !with God...

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The Simplicity of the Gospel!

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Telling other's about God's love is not hard, because God's love is not hard to understand. He loves us so much He gave up his only Son to die for us and our sins and all we have to do is believe and accept the gift of salvation....

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Next Week’s Message Rest for Weary Souls Matthew 11:28

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Life is incredibly difficult! We all face it daily. The issues can be overwhelmingly complex and challenging. Many today are asking: Is there any hope? Can I find rest for my weary and tired soul? Next Sunday we want to share with you the incredible invitation Jesus makes to help us all find relief. He said: Come tome, all who labor and areheavy laden, and I will give ...

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Helping the Hurting

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Do we love our pastor;s who lead us in our daily lives or do we believe they're not really "working: or what they do is not considered real work....

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The Key to Evangelism

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How do we share the gospel with others? What is the key to being a good evangelist? How can we share the gospel without fear and apprehension?...

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Next Week’s Message Gathering Around the Table Luke 22:7-23

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When we partake in the Lord's table, what is our attitude? Do we remember Jesus died for our sins?...

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A New Heart

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day. Seventy-six years ago last Tuesday, October 15, 1943, Chaplain J. D. Tolleson prepared a Bible Study for sailors who wanted to spend their Friday night studying the Bible and being with other Christians. At that time, the US was at war with both Japan and Germany and many of t...

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Next Week’s Message John Huss and the Reformation

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Apart from our Lord's death and resurrection, the single greatest event in my opinion was the protestant Reformation. One of the most colorful figures of that movement was John Knox. His impact on church history is still felt around the world. The real story of Knox surpasses the best fiction novels. Next Sunday, five hundred years after his death we will examine his...

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Next Week’s Message The Sinful Nature’s Acts Galatians 5:19-21

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What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? How do we walk in the Spirit? What does it look like to walk in the Spirit?...

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Setbacks

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How do we recover from set backs or errors in our life? Do we see them as failures or opportunities for a new clean start?...

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Next Week’s Message The Witnesses God Uses John 4:27-42

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Are we being good witnesses of God's love? How do we witness to those around us?...

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Who made it?

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Who created the universe? What about the big bang? Where do we come from?...

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Generosity

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Do we know how to give? Do we know what is like to give generous? What can we learn from what Jesus gave for us?...

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Next Week’s Message The Deeds of the Flesh Galatians 5:19-21

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How do we deal with our earthly desires, and not our Spiritual needs?...

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Outward Appearances

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Do we judge others by how they look or do we bother to talk to them first and then decide how to treat them? Are we too quick to judge other by how they look?...

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Next Week’s Message Walking by the Spirit Galatians 5:16-18

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What does it mean to be free in Christ?...

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Next Week’s Message - Using Freedom Responsibly Galatians 5:13-15

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The acid test of mature Christianity is not how much liberty one exercises, but rather how much love one exhibits. Before you think that sounds too pious, stop and read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 or Romans 14:13-21 or 1 Peter 2:16-17. Again and again in Scripture, we are exhorted to guard against two extremes uncontrolled expressions of liberty and unbending demands of leg...

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True Friends

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What is a true friend? What makes a good or a true friend? ...

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Next Week’s Message Running the Race of Freedom Galatians 5:7-12

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Are we eligible to run the race with Christ? In ancient Greece, athletes had to be Greek citizens to be eligible to compete in the games, are we citizens of God to run His race?...

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Intentional Evangelists

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How do we invite our friends to church? What if they don't want to come? What if they think I'm a right wing nut?...

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Next Week’s Message Christ has set us Free! Galatians 5:1-6

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Why did Jesus have to die for us? Is it true his death paid for my sins?...

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The only explanation: GOD!

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Can science explain the true origins of all, including humans and animals alike? Did we really evolve over millions of years to become the complex personalities and people we are? What about a creator is there evidence pointing toward or away from one single creator or God?...

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How to Listen to a Sermon?

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Do you truly listen to your pastor? Do you think being a pastor is a real job? Did you know, you show respect to your pastor by listening and paying attention when they preach?...

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Lessons from Billy Graham

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What is our legacy? Do we truly believe what we preach?...

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Don't Stop Going to Church

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Why do we go to church? What happens if we stop attending church services?...

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Next Week's Message - Abiding and Bearing Fruit- John 15: 1-11

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Are we similar to vine or fruit on a branch? Why did Jesus use this visual and example? What was He trying to tell his disciples and us know in our present day?...

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Next Week’s Message: The Importance of God’s Word 1 Kings 13

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What is the most important ting in your Christian life? ...

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The Master Shipbuilder

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What do we do when bad things happen? What do we do when violence erupts, like with the most recent shootings? Life doesn't always make sense. But we need to continue to trust the Master Shipbuilder of our lives....

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Next Week’s Message: Israel’s loving Singing God Zephaniah 3:14-19

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If God is all powerful, why does He need us to worship Him? What do we gain by worshiping God? What is the reason for worshiping?...

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Pay it Forward

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What are we doing with our blessings? Do we try to help others or do we keep it all to ourselves?...

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Next Week’s Message: A Tolerated Sin 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

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Do you know what pleases God? Do we do things to please God or ourselves?...

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Remembering "Pioneers"

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Let's all remember those who came before, and those who sacrificed their time and effort to being the truth of the Gospel to Utah....

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Next Week’s Message: When God’s says “No” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

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Why does God say not to our prayers and petitions? Isn't He a just and loving God?...

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Being Ignored

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Do we know how to recognize those who are being ignored by society? Do we truly treat others with the same love God treat us?...

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Next Week’s Message: Two Mothers, Two Sons, Two Covenants Galatians 4:21-31

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Are we redeemed by faith alone? What about The Law given to Moses? Are we saved by grace also?...

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What people need most!

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Are we willing to listen, or do we always have to have the last word? Do we listen to God or ask Him to listen to us, yet never wait for his answer?...

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Failure's Recipe: Overconfidence

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Are you confident or over-confident? Do you know the difference? Would you be able to determine what makes you confident or over-confident?...

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Next Week’s Message: A Perplexed Preachers Plea - Galatians 4:12-20

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Why do we believe in Christ? Are we truly forgiven? Do we think we are tied to a religion or The Truth?...

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Next Week’s Message: From Slavery to Sonship Galatians 3:26-4:11

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What does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? Do I deserve this? What was the prize paid for me to be called son of God?...

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Next Week’s Message: The Purpose of the Law

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If God loves us, why did He give us the Law through Moses?...

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Marriage

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7 guidelines to help keep a marriage Godly, happy and fulfilled....

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Next Week’s Message: A Model for Hurting Fathers Luke 15:11-32

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Happy father's day. Do we love our Heavenly father as much as He loves us?...

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D-Day and Praying for our country

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Let's not forget those who came before and paid such a high price for the freedoms and prosperity we enjoy today....

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Running the Race

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Are you running the right race? Are you on the right track?...

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Next Week’s Message: A Portrait of Christ Revelation 1

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Filling our pulpit next Sunday, in the absence of Pastor Doug, is our former Pastor Ken Hornok. Ken served MBC for 39 years until his retirement in 2013. Under Ken's leadership MBC moved from their first building in Murray to Midvale and eventually to our current campus here in Bluffdale. Ken is a gifted Bible teacher and preacher and we are thrilled that he and his...

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Next Week’s Message: Rescued, Redeemed and Forgiven

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The Christians in the region of Galatia were under attack by false teachers. Paul, whofounded these churches and led these first century Christians to faith is making adetailed defense of the gospel in his letter to them. In chapter 3 Paul is "neck deep" inhis detailed argument that we are saved justified before God and given the HolySpirit by faith and not by works...

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Open the Box/Book!

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Have we opened God's gifts? Do you know what God has in-store for you? ...

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Next Week’s Message: God’s Promise before the Law

We need to be grounded in God;s Word so we are deceived by false teachings. Our beliefs are under attack, and so are we!...

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Knowing the Bible can Save your Life!

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This is not a trivial question but a real, has consequences question, how well do you know The Bible?...

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Remember those in Prison

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We live in a free country, where the rule of law is present, correct? But do we really believe this? Aren't our rights slowly being removed, via code words, like hate speech? Let;s us be forever vigilant to make sure we remain free!...

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Next Week's Message - The Old Rugged Cross Galatians 3:1-14

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Can I earn my salvation by doing good deeds or works? Some will have us believe we need to do certain jobs or works to earn salvation, but God through Jesus, gave it to us as a gift. WE are redeemed by the old rugged cross!...

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Next Week’s Message: Ruth: An Exemplary Woman

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Talk about strong women, The Book of Ruth is a story of love, redemption and of God's everlasting grace, shown through the eyes of a young woman who was a widow, poor and a foreigner....

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Depths of Sin

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Are we aware of our salvation and forgiveness? Do we recognize Jesus' sacrifice for us and His complete and total forgiveness?...

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Next Week’s Message: Father Abraham Had Many Sons... Galatians 3:6-9

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There are may churches but only one True God and Gospel, are we able to discern and tell the difference?...

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Dedication and Forgiveness

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God calls us to forgive our transgressors, can we forgive those who hurt us? Can we forgive the person who hurt one of our loved ones?...

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The Empty Tomb's Impact

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He is Risen! Jesus is alive and the tomb is empty. ...

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Heaven's Roll Call

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Is your name inscribed in the book of life? If you meet Jesus, will your name be in the roll?...

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Next Week’s Message: Up from the Grave He Arose!

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Next week is Resurrection Sunday, cone joins and let's celebrate The Risen Savior, Jesus Christ....

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Next Week’s Message: By Faith Alone Galatians 3:1-5

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As we Christians do we truly and fully understand what it means to be saved by faith alone? We don't have to "earn" our salvation, its a gift, we just need to have faith and believe its there for us!...

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A Letter to Royalty

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As Christians and believer in God, we are assured of our place in heaven, but how sure are we there is such a place? ...

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Next Week's Message- Justified by Faith Alone Galatians 2:15-16

Dear Friends, Living the Christian life is simple. It's not easy, but God has made it uncomplicated for us. We have only two possible ways we can go. We can either walk by the Spirit or we will carry out the desires of the flesh. There is no middle ground; no neutral position we can take. Every person who places their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation has the...

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Finishing the Work!

Are we ready to finish God's work? We were called to be witnesses around the world, to finish the work started by Jesus, how are we doing?...

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Next Week’s Message: “Free at Last...Thank God Almighty” Galatians 2:1-10

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Freedom isn't free! Are we ready to pay the price of freely worshiping? Do we recognize the sacrifice of others before us who paid the ultimate price so we could worship? Are we ready to pay the price forward so future generations can also worship freely? ...

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Children are God's Gift!

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Do we see children as God's gift or a burden? Are children expensive to raise? Do we love all children or just some?...

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Next Week’s Message: Dying to Live Galatians 2:17-21

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If we are made new by God and accepting Jesus, then why do I need to change my behavior? If I am a new creation, why do I need to behave properly if I am already redeemed?...

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It Never Happened!

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Justification, What does this mean for me that I've been justified by Jesus' sacrifice? ...

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