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The Story - Week 29

[Sunday, December 30, 2012] PermaLink
Galatians 1:1-10

1 Paul, an apostle?sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead? 2 and all the brothers with me,
To the churches in Galatia:
3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
No Other Gospel
6 I am astonished that y...

The Story - Week 28

[Sunday, December 23, 2012] PermaLink
Acts 1:1-11

Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with t...

The Story - Week 27

[Sunday, December 16, 2012] PermaLink
Luke 24:13-24

On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, ?What are you discussing together as you walk along??
They stood still, their faces d...

The Story - Week 26

[Sunday, December 9, 2012] PermaLink
Mark 14:26-50

26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter?s Denial
27 ?You will all fall away,? Jesus told them, ?for it is written:
??I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.?
28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.?
29 Peter declared, ?Even if all fall away, I will not.?
30 ?I tell you the truth,? Jesus answered, ?today?yes, tonight?before the rooster...

Guest Preacher - Bob Crane

[Sunday, December 2, 2012] PermaLink

The Story - Week 24

[Saturday, December 1, 2012] PermaLink
John 6:1-15

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, ?Where shall we buy brea...

The Story - Week 23

[Sunday, November 18, 2012] PermaLink
Mark 1:16-39 (ESV)

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, ?Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.? 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he ca...

The Story - Week 22

[Sunday, November 11, 2012] PermaLink

Guest Preacher - VinceGadis

[Sunday, November 4, 2012] PermaLink
Life Is Lived On Levels And Arrived At In Stages: A Meditation On Spiritual Maturity

Romans 4:13-25
The Promise Granted Through Faith
13 For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, 15 because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

The Story - Week 20

[Sunday, October 28, 2012] PermaLink
Esther 4:1-14

Mordecai Persuades Esther to Help

4 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. 2 But he went only as far as the king?s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. 3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth a...

The Story - Week 19

[Sunday, October 21, 2012] PermaLink
Haggai 1:1-14

A Call to Build the House of the LORD

1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: ?These people say, ?The time has not yet come for the LORD?s house to be built.??
3 Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: 4 ?Is i...

The Story - Week 18

[Sunday, October 14, 2012] PermaLink
Jeremiah 29:4-14

4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 ?Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. P...

Godly Faithfulness - Marvin Parrott

[Sunday, October 7, 2012] PermaLink
Genesis 1:11-12; Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 3:14-15; Galatians 3:16 & 29; John 15:1-5; John 15:16; Matthew 7:15-28; Matthew 25:31-46; Galatians 5:22-23; John 3:16

The Story - Week 17

[Sunday, September 30, 2012] PermaLink
2 Kings 21:1-17
Manasseh King of Judah
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother?s name was Hephzibah. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry...

The Story - Week 16

[Sunday, September 23, 2012] PermaLink

Growing In Grace - Paul House

[Sunday, September 16, 2012] PermaLink
Scripture Verses: Ephesians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Peter 2:2;
1 Peter 1, 5, & 6; 2 Peter 3:18

Quote...Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen!

The Psalms - Psalm 145

[Sunday, September 9, 2012] PermaLink
Psalm 145

A psalm of praise. Of David.

1 I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation will commend your works to another;
they will tell of your mighty acts.
5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,

The Psalms - Psalm 121

[Sunday, September 2, 2012] PermaLink
Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills?
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip?
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you?
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,...

The Psalms - Psalm 71; Eli Suddarth

[Sunday, August 12, 2012] PermaLink
Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
2 In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
3 Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come;
You have given commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,
5 For Y...

The Psalms - Psalm 95

[Sunday, August 5, 2012] PermaLink
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,

The Psalms - Psalm 84

[Sunday, July 29, 2012] PermaLink
For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young?
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
The Psalms - Psalm 73

[Sunday, July 22, 2012] PermaLink
A psalm of Asaph.
1 Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
3 For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
5 They are free from the burdens common to man;
they are not plagued by human ills.
6 Therefore pride is their necklace;

The Psalms - Psalm 62

[Sunday, July 15, 2012] PermaLink
Psalm 62

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down?
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 They fully intend to topple him
from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies....

The Psalms - Psalm 46

[Sunday, July 8, 2012] PermaLink
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most Hi...

The Psalms - Psalm 42

[Sunday, July 1, 2012] PermaLink
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while men say to me all day long,
?Where is your God??
4 These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go with the multitude,
leading ...