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A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

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Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. (Malachi 3:16, NKJV) Gazing at the actuarial charts, I realized that at age 83 the fact is that my projected life span was short. I've been blessed with a full and frutfiul life...

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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 Fruit that’s Always in Season Part 1

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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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MY TOP TEN ON REACHING 80 YEARS

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The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Moses- Psalm 90:10 KJV) Yes, it's true you only turn 80 once. For my turn, my wife and friends threw me a great celebration for my 80th birthday. Since they urged me to share some memories, I...

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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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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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MY TIME MANAGEMENT JOURNEY

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Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NIV) One day one of my friends told me, "Jim, you are the most organized person I know." I should have been elated, or at least satisfied, yet I felt something was lacking. Although I had taken numerous time management courses and attempted to apply those principles to my life, and after ...

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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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PASS IT ON

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Telling the generations to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. (Psalm 78:4 NKJV) I know we all hear and have heard many comments regarding our younger generations, such as "The world is going downhill rapidly. The present generation is on a destructive path." The media complex, the new explosion of social media accent...

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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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MENTORING

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Are we teaching or mentoring others in God's word?...

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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 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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REMOVING THE CANCER OF SIN

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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 KJV) Similar to sin, cancer affects millions of people around the world. Compared top cancer, there us a cure for our sin, but not for cancer. Recently I was diagnosed with the worst form of skin cancer- melanoma. My cancer appeared as a little e...

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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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GOD’S GYM

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We all try to keep healthy and via physical activity, but what are we doing to exercise our Spiritual condition?...

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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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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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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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A TRANSFORMATION IN MY PRAYER LIFE

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When we pray, do we focus on God or our needs? Do we pout Him first or last? ...

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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 - 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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THE GEOMETRY STUDENT

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Are you self-confident? Do you mentor others? Are you willing to help those in need?...

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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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REST STOP NEEDED

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In our daily busy lives, do we know when we need to stop and rest? Do we recognize our need for a pause? Do we keep going no matter the costs, to ourselves, our families and our loved ones?...

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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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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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BALANCING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

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How do we balance our Christian life, and our daily life? According to the world, our christian life and daily life don't mix or go together, but we know different, they are both one and the same....

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Next Week’s Message: What happened when the disciples believed the Resurrection of Christ - Part 2

Next Sunday we are thrilled to have filling the pulpit, our former Pastor, Ken Hornok. Ken is no stranger to us here at Midvalley and we are blessed that he and Marcia have made MBC there church home in retirement. Ken and Marcia faithfully served MBC for 39 years have been married for over 51 years. Ken is an avid hunter, biker and gardener and he and Marcia are kept busy...

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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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ANGEL DELIVERER

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We've all heard the phrase, it must of been an Angel. Do we really believe in God and his messenger's the angels? If we believe in angels why then can't believe in God?...

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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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LESSON FROM A NIGERIAN WATER TOWER

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Do you like to plan things out or do you just fix things as they come up? What is your preference, plan of just wing it?...

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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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THE BAILING BUCKET

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When we pray, do we want God to answer in our time frame or His?...

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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: 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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AN OVERWHELMING TIME

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How do we deal with the daily demands of family, work, church, God, family, and everything else?...

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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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A KNOCK AT OUR BEDROOM DOOR

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How do we handle interruptions? Do we recognize them as opportunities, or do we deem them be a bother?...

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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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THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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How was the universe created? Did the Big Bang really happen? How does the Sun never burn up?...

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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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DRIVEN BY SCHEDULES

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Do you set goals and achieve them? Are you driven by your goals or do you drive to achieve your goals? Is your calendar so full, you need to set time for you and your family?...

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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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THE DEADLINE

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What happens if we missed a deadline at work? Do we understand the complication and consequences of missed deadlines and the effect they have on others?...

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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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GREATER IS HE

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Do you ever feel as if you're a going from one bad situation to another? What do you in these situations? Do you trust God is in control? ...

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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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The Strength of Abraham Lincoln

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Why is The Bible the top selling book in history? Is The Bible really the word of God?...

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JAR OF JELLY

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What makes a good manager? How can we become good stewards?...

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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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A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Do we at times take for granted the little things our loved ones do for us? ...

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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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THE FIRST KISS

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My wife and I made a commitment to share our fist kiss during our wedding, Thank God for his strength and his honor, we did share our first kiss during our wedding....

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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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A BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE

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When we say we trust God, do we really know what we mean? He may give us an answer we don't like or weren't expecting?...

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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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A FELLOWSHIP FREEZE

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Why do we go to church? Is it to pass the time or to be part of the body of Christ?...

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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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GOALS IN THE RACE OF LIFE

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What is your life's goal? Do we have goals? What are our goals?...

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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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Next Week's Message: Extreme Makeover - Colossians 1:21-22

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Are you ready for a extreme makeover? Will you let God remake you in his image? Are you ready to be transformed in a way you could never imagine?...

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UNFINISHED CONSTRUCTION

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In God we are complete, without him, we are unfinished....

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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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It starts with a small seed

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Did you know the mustard seed is one of the smallest if not the smallest seed, yet when it blossoms and fully grows a huge tree now stands....

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GOD HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN

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All things work together for good to those who love God. (Romans 8:28 NKJV) As a high school senior I had my heart set on an engineering career as my future goal. I had passed and met all the academic requirements for a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. The only thing I needed to do was pass the physical. I had an excellent chance for a full scholarship, f...

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AN ETERNAL LIFE AND DEATH DECISION

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Is my salvation free? Can I help my salvation by being good and doing good deeds? What I don't believe in God, but I am still a good person, can my good works and deeds save me?...

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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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LESSONS FROM MUD PIES

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We are a product of our life experiences, what can one learn from making mud pies as a child? Read more to find out!...

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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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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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