From the heart of the pastor – Amy Martin

Twenty-one years ago Amy came to my office with an agenda. She was dressed for business, equipped with a clip-board, and well organized. She launched into a review of our Sunday School, its strengths and weaknesses. She described what we needed to do to improve, including finding a person to…

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Baptism

Baptism, which corresponds to [the flood], now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities,…

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Sunday School Notes: Church 4

CHURCH: A Heavenly Host “Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” – Song of Solomon 6:10 The Church as an army: –        The people of God described in military terms: 1 Thess. 5:8-11 –       …

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Sunday School Notes: Church 3

CHURCH: The Assembly of Christ “Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” – Song of Solomon 6:10 “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her…

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Sunday School Notes: Church 2

THE CHURCH: A Light The Light Source: John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Gen. 1:3-5  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light….

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Sunday School Notes: Church 1

THE CHURCH: Its Time and Place “…Place is the a priori condition for anything to be at all. To talk meaningfully about something we must be able to situate it within a place context.”[1] “To dwell means to make a house for oneself in a place. Making a home often…

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What if?

What if everything; the whole purpose of your life, all your aspirations, all your plans, all your hopes and dreams, your ups, your downs; every moment, every heartbeat, each breath – inhale… exhale… What if, what if all of it was over? What if your purpose, as you understand it,…

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