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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 10

Day 10 - 2 Corinthians 4:17: "For momentary, light affliction is producing for us more an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison." Sometimes it feels like we are being crushed by the trouble of this world. But the "affliction" that we face is temporary and light in comparison to what we have to look forward to in heaven because of Christ's work for us! Thanks be to God!

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 9

Day 9 - 1 Thessalonians 5:24: "He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." This short passage at the very end of Paul's letter to the Thessalonians is packed with comfort. God is faithful to the promises He makes. We can take it to the bank. He calls us and invites us to receive the blessings of His faithfulness!

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 8

Day 8 - "Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You! I will praise Your name, because You have done astounding things, plans laid long ago that are firm and faithful." The LORD is a God of power, who does what no one else is able to do. His will cannot be changed and is true. For this reason, we confess His name to the world! 

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 7

Day 7 - 2 Timothy 2:19: "Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."" The Lord knows His own, and He cares for them, whatever they may face in this life. As His own, we are called to be different from the world. 

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 6

Day 6 - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." Paul shares one of the reasons God offers us the comfort of found in His Son - to share that comfort with others!

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Apr 2020

Bible Study: Nehemiah

In a time of trial and national unrest, the Book of Nehemiah offers a needed reminder that the LORD is in control. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Tom Naumann as they open up this somewhat unfamiliar book of the Old Testament to discuss the LORD's faithfulness and protection as well as Nehemiah's dedication to and confidence in the LORD, and the importance of prayer, especially in times of uncertainty or despair. We will learn how Nehemiah and his contemporaries play an important role in the coming of the Savior, and what we can take away from this book today. 

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 5

Day 5 - John 14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." As Jesus prepared to go to the cross and later to ascend back to heaven, He offers His believers the promise of the Holy Spirit who will be with us, at our side until the end.

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 4

Day 4 - 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. (NASB)

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Apr 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 3

Day 3 - Psalm 116:5-6: "The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me." These verses describe the nature of God, and those attributes give hope to those who are low and in need.

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Mar 2020

Word of the Week: 40 Days of Hope - Day 2

Day 2 - 1 John 5:14: "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." When we pray to God, we have confidence that He is near and cares about us in whatever we might be facing. God's will is good and perfect and so we pray according to His will.