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When Wigs Take Wing and Socks Soar

The aim for both piano performance and preaching are the same: "Nothing less than precision, but always more. Aim to play and preach with precision and passion."...

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NEW Adult Bible Classes for Summer 2014

What does the Bible say about sharing and showing the gospel to our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation? Our three Summer classes are focused on the theme "The Church and The World."...

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Pearls, Porcine, and Prudence - Dealing with Matthew 7:6

Sermon: "A Community that Judges Rightly" Series: Being a Community Formed in Jesus' Name Bible Text: Matthew 7:1-6 Sermon Audio: Click Here to Listen(right click to 'save as' and download) As the content of our sermon from Sunday unfolded, several things became clear to us from the teachings of Jesus. First, judgment is not the casting aside of all forms of judgment a...

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Holy Week at Metrocrest (April 13-20, 2014)

Holy Week at Metrocrest April 13th April 20th, 2014 In a world that no longer finds truth relevant, we see over and over again that people are longing for connection to a story; not a fictitious fairy tale where all is pretend, but a real living story where justice triumphs and people realize their dignity, value, and worth. As we look at the story of our redemption in ...

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Reflections on Lent: Amnesty from Parody

For me, Lent is a sigh of relief. One would think with the freedom we have in Christ to attend to the means of grace each Lord's day, I wouldn't need permission to be reflective, private, and worshipful. But I do. Deep within my heart I find the same, familiar trappings beginning to come together. A distancing. A cooling. A familiarity. Something all too mechanical ab...

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New ABC Courses Begin in January

You may recall that a couple of months ago we announced a new plan for our Sunday morning Adult Bible Classes. Here are the courses we'll be offering in the 1st Trimester of 2014, beginning January 5th. Please email Bonnie at the office and let her know 1) Which class you plan to attend; 2) How many from your family will attend that class; and 3) How many study guides/boo...

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The Problem With Holiday Happiness

Happiness is talked about, expected, and hoped for more in December than in any other month in our culture's calendar. Find that hard to believe? Consider the songs that are piped through our car radios, elevators, grocery stores, and shopping malls. We sing more about happiness and cheer during this season than any other time of the year: "Have yourself a merry little...

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Christmas Is for Those Who Need It Most

Night has broken. Dawn has given way to light. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. And he is called wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of peace. Our Advent longing has given way to Christmas joy. Charles Wesley penned these words to capture this miracle of incarnation: "Come to earth to taste our sadness Thou whose glori...

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Reading the Bible in 2014

J. C. Ryle once said, "I fear we are in danger of forgetting that to HAVE the Bible is one thing, and to READ it quite another." Many of us would love to read the Bible more, even read it all the way through, but we just don't know where to start or how to keep going. At hisGospel Coalition blog Justin Taylor has put together an outstanding collection of links and helps f...

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The Promise of Christmas Joy

[This post is a follow up to "The Problem with Holiday Happiness".] I had never thought about it until this year, but it's curious that we sing more about happiness and cheer in December than in any other month of the year. But as I observed in Part One of this two-part series, despite the all the encouragement to have a holly jolly Christmas, there's a problem with holid...

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