Ancient Words for Today

A long time ago, a religious, Jewish Christian wrote these words. They are incredibly helpful today. Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be...
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Reflections on Psalm 103

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, The double use of the phrase “Bless the LORD, O my soul…” is the author’s (David) encouragement to himself; to...
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Lament

In light of recent events on a local, national and global landscape, I think it might be good for us to consider what it means to lament. I am not alone in feeling sad, confused and angry about the what is happening in the world. Lamenting is a useful tool and I hope you find...
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Be Faithful…Because Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness is not just a great song, it is also a Biblical phrase.As you read this, you can listen to a great version of the song here. One my favorite chapters in scripture is Lamentations 3. The book of Lamentations is a poem written by the prophet Jeremiah after...
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Be Faithful… To Fight Sin

Sin separates us from God. It lies to us and tells us it is the path to pleasure and joy. But sin is a liar. Sin comes from our enemy Satan who has one weapon against. That weapon is to get us to believe something about ourselves, other people or God that is not true. Sin is a...
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Be Faithful…

Be Faithful… Because He is faithful. This is the first in a week-long series entitled “Be Faithful…”. I have not been able to shake this simple phrase from my head for several months now. For the next five days, we will examine the idea of being faithful. God has called those who...
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The Goal of Being Transformed

Romans 11:33-36 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God...
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NEW SERIES: Transformed

Next Sunday (January 17) at North Church we will begin a series called Transformed. We launch off into this series with three weeks of discussion on Romans 12:2. This is not a commercial for the series or North Church. It is a commercial for intimacy and poetry inducing...
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Dinner and Theology: Parenting

We continue our monthly series of Dinner and Theology this Sunday from 4:30-6:30. We will eat together and be led in conversation about parenting by Pastor John Ryan and his wife Fran. John and Fran are parents of two boys and lead Summit Community Church on O’Fallon....
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Truth/People/GOD

Truth Take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ. -2 Cor 10:5 You have a very real enemy who can attack or tempt you in your thought life. The good news about thought life is that you can keep it to yourself. No one knows the extent of the sin in your thoughts. No...
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