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Preparing for Sunday, 9/15/13

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Hey everybody! It's been a little while since the last "Prep for Sunday" post. Hope you're planning on gathering with us tomorrow morning, as dive into the Gospel through singing, preaching, prayer, and fellowship. It's of utmost importance for us to meet as Christians, to remind one another by...

Why the American Church Needs Acts

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I’m beginning to teach through the book of Acts, and the more I study the more I’m convinced of its relevance for today’s church. Of course, all Scripture is relevant. Always. But in light of certain American evangelical tendencies, the message of Acts is urgent. Here are four...

Remarkable and Haunting Beauty

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  "While there is a kind of beauty in a carefully-honed studio recording, there is another kind of beauty - an often remarkable and haunting beauty - in the sound of a congregation of mostly unmusical people singing together."   John D. Witvliet

Repeating A New Song This Week

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Hey guys, Last week we introduced a new song for congregational singing, and we'll repeat it this week to reinforce it. Hopefully it'll seem very familiar after this week. We're also adding the bridge this week, so make sure you give it a couple listens. The bridge starts at 2:38 in the YouTube...

Preparing for Sunday, 7/21/13, AM and PM

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Hey everyone, keep in mind that we do have RENEW this Sunday night, so carve out the time. This is a hugely important, special time for our church during the Summer months, to hear from some solid outside speakers, a chance to sing together out of the normal Sunday morning gatherings, and to...

Preparing for Sunday, 6/9/13

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Hey guys!Here's a quote for you to think about as you prepare for corporate worship tomorrow morning. We often come to church on Sunday expecting the wrong things. Ponder this: We're prone to get this backwards: [w]e come to worship thinking that we're somehow giving to God, and we subtly...

Preparing for Sunday, 5/26/13

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Hey guys,as we're thinking about church tomorrow, here are a few things to (hopefully) help our hearts and minds get into the right frame, so we're ready to make the most of the time together!1. We have communion in service tomorrow, as we do almost every month on the last Sunday. As Jordan...

Not for the "polished."

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"When we treat the worship gathering like a performance/production, we inadvertently send the message that the gospel is for the polished."   Jared Wilson