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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 11.16.14

The following were referenced during the sermon Blessed are the Pure in Heart.You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.– Augustine Our inability to see God is not a deficiency in our eyes but a deficiency in our hearts. God will not allow Himself to be […]

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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 11.9.16

On Tinder, you feel no guilt when you permanently trash the faces of others, and you feel no pain when others trash your face. But our lack of guilt and pain doesn’t change what we’re doing. Swipe by swipe, we are conditioning ourselves to trust our snap judgments and to treat human beings as disposable […]

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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 11.2.14

The more abundantly the benefits of civilization come streaming our way, the emptier our life becomes. With all its wealth and power, it only shows that the human heart, in which God has put eternity, is so huge that all the world is too small to satisfy it.– Herman Bavink A counterfeit god (idol) is […]

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Sermon Quotes – 10.26.14

Then let me go further; the man who is meek is not even sensitive about himself. He is not always watching himself and his own interests. He is not always on the defensive. We all know about this, do we not? Is it not one of the greatest curses in life as a result of […]

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Sermon Quotes – 10.19.14

We are concerned about the state and life of the Church at the present time. I have no hesitation again in asserting that the failure of the Church to have a greater impact upon the life of men and women in the world today is due entirely to the fact that her own life is […]

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Are You Looking Up or Down?

In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that— and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison— you do not know God at all. As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on […]

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To Be Self-Forgetful

Friends, wouldn’t you want to be a person who does not need honour – nor is afraid of it? Someone who does not lust for recognition – nor, on the other hand, is frightened to death of it? Don’t you want to be the kind of person who, when they see themselves in a mirror […]

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What is Grace?

Grace…unconditional acceptance granted to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver – Tullian Tchividjian, Surprised by Grace

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God is using the different people, the contrasting personalities, in your church to change your heart. He’s using the difficult people, the annoying people, the sinful people. He’s placed you together so you can rub off each other’s rough edges. It’s as if God has put us, like rocks, into a bag and is shaking […]

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To hold our picture of redemption out to God and say “Save me like this” doesn’t require nearly as much faith as saying, “I know you’re good. Save me like you want to.” So we stand at a crossroads, and here is our dilemma: God is unseen while present circumstances stare us in the face […]

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