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What Is Your Estimate of the Cross?

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We read in Galatians 6:14 these words of the Apostle Paul: But God forbid that I should glory (boast) except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Central to the theme of the Bible is the theme of the cross of Christ. ...

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Keeping of the Heart

We read in Proverbs 4:23 the following biblical directive: “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” (ESV) Perhaps the best and most extensive commentary on this verse of Scripture was written by the Puritan, John Flavel, in a treatise titled, Saint Indeed: or, The Great Work of A Christian, Opened and Pressed. ...

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Luther’s Two Kinds of Righteousness

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On March 28, 1518, Martin Luther preached a sermon called Two Kinds of Righteousness. In this short sermon, Luther explains to us the distinction between Christ’s righteousness and our actual righteousness. Luther refers to the former as an alien righteousness. This is “the righteousness of another, instilled from without.”...

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A New Year is Dawning

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Once again, the calendar has come around and we are about to flip the page from December to January, and with it, a move into the new year. There is nothing magical about the change from 2019 to 2020 ...

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Sermon Series in Micah

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2020 has just begun, and at Christ Church, we are embarking on a new study of the Old Testament prophet Micah. ...

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Are You Amazed by Christmas?

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Christmas is the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. But we would do better to think about Christmas as the incarnation of God, who has come to reconcile sinners to Himself. ...

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And Be Thankful

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The Lord gives me so many blessings that I take them for granted as if I was owed blessing. So we must seize every reminder to be thankful that we can....

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How to Get the Most Out of your Community Group

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It has been a great blessing over the last few weeks to see the increase in interest and involvement in our Covenant Community Groups. Perhaps now would be a good time for us as a congregation to pause and consider how we might get the most out of these groups....

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New Sermon Series - The Messiah is Coming

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The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was God's provision for the redemption of sinners. It was foretold beforehand, and the Old Testament is full of references to the coming messiah. As early as Genesis 3:15, the Lord announced the defeat of sin and Satan through "the seed of the woman."...

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Why Buy a Systematic Theology?

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There is often a moment in the Christian life where we realize that there is a whole body of theological understanding which has escaped us. A deeper level of understanding which we have not yet explored. Sometimes when we have these revelations, we develop what I call a theological itch....

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