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Membership Covenant Revision

Last Sunday we began a 9-week series of messages in which we are considering a revised membership covenant that all current members will, Lord willing, affirm at the end of the series and then re-commit to. I said in the sermon that I would post the covenant online for those who did not receive a paper copy. ...

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ Must Be Central

"For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if justification were through the law, then Christ died for no pur...

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New Sermon Series: Grace Unto Godliness

In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is a weary, broken man who, through no fault of his own, is going to be declared bankrupt. He stands on the town bridge, about to commit suicide. But then his guardian angel intervenes. The angel gives him a vision of what life would have been like if he’d never lived. He sees that his life counts, that it has...

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Stop Going to Church

We Don't go to Church...We are the Church...

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The Church's Mission

What is the Church supposed to be about? I thought this summary from University Reformed Church in Michigan gave a very helpful, concise description. ...

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