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September 25, 2022 "Services Will Be Rendered: Death's Tale" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
42:06
September 26, 2022
September 18, 2022 "Blown to Bits: The Survivor's Tale" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 16:1-13 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
38:22
September 19, 2022
September 11, 2022 "Table for Two: The Beloved's Tale" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 15 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
30:52
September 12, 2022
September 04, 2022 "At the Half: The Nomad Disciple's Assessments" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 14:25-33 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
39:49
September 06, 2022
August 28, 2022 "Blame It All On My Roots: The Nomad Disciple's Friends" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 14:1, 7-14 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
37:59
August 29, 2022
August 21, 2022 "The But Crowd: The Nomad Disciple's Opponents" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
33:27
August 22, 2022
August 14, 2022 "Danger! Avoid At All Costs: The Nomad Disciple's Perspective" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
37:10
August 15, 2022
August 07, 2022 "Two Out, Bottom of the Ninth: The Nomad Disciple's Hope" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 12:32-40 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
37:34
August 08, 2022
July 31, 2022 "Balancing Acts: The Nomad Disciple's Stewardship" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 12:13-21 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
39:19
August 01, 2022
July 24, 2022 "Too Snug? The Nomad Disciple's Faith" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 11:1-13 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
37:23
July 25, 2022
July 17, 2022 "Grove Park, Grove Park: The Nomad Disciple's Choice" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
32:04
July 18, 2022
July 10, 2022 "Three Words: The Nomad Disciple's Creed" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
36:19
July 11, 2022
July 03, 2022 "Help Wanted: The Nomad Disciple's Profession" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 10:1-11 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
36:25
July 05, 2022
June 26, 2022 "Hannah: A Case Study in Problem Solving" The Reverend Dale Cain
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:1-28 The Third Sunday after Pentecost
37:49
June 30, 2022
June 19, 2022 Sermon by Guest Speaker, The Reverend Paul Hooker
North Carolina Baptist Men's Day The Second Sunday after Pentecost
39:01
June 30, 2022
June 12, 2022 "Travelling Grace: The Life of a Nomad Disciple" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 9:51-62 The First Sunday after Pentecost Graduate Sunday
36:03
June 13, 2022
June 05, 2022 "Mirror, Mirror: The Reflection of the Imago Dei" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27 The Day of Pentecost
35:40
June 06, 2022
May 29, 2022 "Spiritual Espionage: A Prayer for God's Reality" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  John 17:20-26 The Seventh Sunday of Easter
36:59
May 31, 2022
May 22, 2022 "The Urgent Now: Choosing God's Reality" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: John 5:1-9 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
28:10
May 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 "Sail On: Navigating Life's New Realities" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Acts 11:1-18 The Fifth Sunday of Easter
36:47
May 16, 2022
May 08, 2022 "Rise" Mrs. Eliza Sanders
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43 Baptist Women's Day The Fourth Sunday of Easter
30:57
May 09, 2022
May 01, 2022 "New Tricks: Living in God's Reality" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: John 21:1-19 The Third Sunday of Easter
36:12
May 04, 2022
April 24, 2022 "Walking Wounded: Processing Life's Traumas" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: John 20:19-31 The Second Sunday of Easter
32:05
April 25, 2022
April 17, 2022 "I've Looked Everywhere: Missing the Resurrection" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Easter Sunday / The Resurrection of the Lord Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
28:35
April 19, 2022
April 15, 2022 "Did You Know" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Good Friday / A Service of Tenebrae Scripture: John 19:25-27
22:38
April 19, 2022
April 14, 2022 "An Appointment to Keep" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Maundy Thursday Scripture:  1 Corinthians 11:23-26
14:00
April 19, 2022
April 10, 2022 "What Kind of Praise" The Reverend Dale Cain
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday
30:47
April 11, 2022
April 03, 2022 "Something Different: Remember Your Travel Agent" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 The Fifth Sunday in Lent
32:27
April 04, 2022
March 27, 2022 "Study Abroad: Remember Your Fellow Travelers" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 The Fourth Sunday in Lent
28:44
March 28, 2022
March 20, 2022 "Quaint Little Place: Check the Yelp Review" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9 The Third Sunday in Lent
32:12
March 28, 2022
March 13, 2022 "Don't Smile: Remember Your Passport" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Philippians 3:17-4:1 The Second Sunday in Lent
33:34
March 14, 2022
March 2, 2022 "Vanishing Acts" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Ash Wednesday - A Service of Reflection and Repentance Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21
20:09
March 08, 2022
March 6, 2022 "It Was Awful: The Need for Remembrance" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Deuteronomy 26:1-11 The First Sunday in Lent
31:25
March 07, 2022
February 27, 2022 "Free Indeed: Experiencing Transformation" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Transfiguration Sunday
35:19
February 28, 2022
February 20, 2022 "Tuned in or Tuned Out: A Radical Epiphany" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Luke 6:27-38 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
43:19
February 21, 2022
February 13, 2022 "That Doesn't Belong Here: An Epiphany of Discipleship" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Jeremiah 17:5-10 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
33:39
February 14, 2022
February 06, 2022 "Bigger on the Inside: A Theophanic Epiphany" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Isaiah 6:1-13 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
34:00
February 07, 2022
January 30, 2022 "In Need of a DTR: Exhibiting an Epiphany of Love" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
35:30
January 31, 2022
January 23, 2022 "Well, I'll Be: The Church as Instrument of Epiphany" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
36:42
January 24, 2022
January 16, 2022 "Party On! Finding Epiphany in the Mundane" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  John 2:1-11 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
30:39
January 18, 2022
January 09, 2022 "BOLO: Heeding Epiphany's Call" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Matthew 2:1-12 The Epiphany of the Lord
34:36
January 11, 2022
January 02, 2022 The Reverend Dale Cain
The Second Sunday of Christmas
27:58
January 04, 2022
December 24, 2021 "The Nativity of the Lord" Mrs. Eliza Sanders
Sermon:  "Five Way Stop"   Scripture:  Luke 2:1-20
18:33
December 28, 2021
December 26, 2021 "Not You, Him: Embodying the Incarnation" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 The First Sunday of Christmas
34:10
December 28, 2021
December 22, 2021 "A Service of Reflection for the Longest Night" The Reverend Marc Sanders
A Moment of Reflection:  "Unfiltered and Unmitigated Rage" Scripture:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8                 Psalm 22:1-11, 19                 Revelation 21:1-7                 John 14:1-4, 16-20, 25-27
20:23
December 28, 2021
December 19, 2021 "Pump Up the Volume: A Love Song for the Journey" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
32:28
December 20, 2021
December 12, 2021 "Fuel for the Fire: Journeying with Joy" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Luke 3:7-18 The Third Sunday of Advent
37:07
December 13, 2021
December 5, 2021 "A Service of Lessons and Carols" The Reverend Marc Sanders
A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Scriptures: Genesis 3:8-19; Genesis 22:15-18; Isaiah 9:2-7; Micah 5:2-4; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-17; Matthew 2:1-2; John 1:1-14
01:00:38
December 06, 2021
December 05, 2021 "Scary, Dark, and Deep: Peace for the Journey" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Luke 3:1-6 The Second Sunday of Advent
29:13
December 06, 2021
November 28, 2021 "Miles to Go: Hope for the Journey" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Jeremiah 33:14-16 The First Sunday of Advent
31:14
November 29, 2021
November 21, 2021 "Everything's Gonna Be Alright: The Reign of Christ the King" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Daniel 7:9-14 Christ the King Sunday
33:15
November 22, 2021
November 14, 2021 "With Eyes Wide Open: Finding the Sight of Prayer" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  1 Samuel 2:1-10 The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
37:16
November 15, 2021
November 07, 2021 "Open "Auditions: Righteousness in Two Scenes" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Mark 12:38-44 The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
35:23
November 08, 2021
October 31, 2021 "Never, Never, Never: the Power of the Sacrifice" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Hebrews 9:11-14 The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
32:44
November 01, 2021
October 24, 2021 "Like a Rock: The Permanence of Jesus" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Hebrews 7:23-28 The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
36:26
October 25, 2021
October 17, 2021 "Don't Think on your Enemy" Mr. Randy Joplin, Guest Speaker
Scripture:  Matthew 5:43-48 The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
33:18
October 18, 2021
October 10, 2021 "Excuse the Glove: The Work of Jesus" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Hebrews 4:12-16 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
36:09
October 11, 2021
October 3, 2021 Celebrating World Communion Sunday The Reverend George Silides, Rector of Holy Comforter
Sermon by The Reverend George Silides, Rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington, NC The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Joint Service between Grove Park Baptist Church and Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
20:35
October 05, 2021
October 03, 2021 "Have We Met?: Reacquainting Ourselves with Jesus" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Hebrews 1:1-4 The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
36:19
October 04, 2021
September 26, 2021 "An Unimaginable Weight: The Role of a Servant Leader" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Numbers 11:4-29 The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
33:12
September 27, 2021
September 19, 2021 "Love Always Wins" The Reverend Charlie Brown, Guest Speaker
Scripture:  Romans 12:9-21 The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
43:57
September 20, 2021
September 12, 2021 "If I Only Knew: The Necessity of Wisdom" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Proverbs 1:20-33 The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
32:43
September 13, 2021
September 05, 2021 "Reservations Required?: Fine Dining at Chez Grace" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Mark 7:24-30 The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
24:43
September 07, 2021
August 29, 2021 "Grove Park Is...Community Champions" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Jeremiah 29:4-7 The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
33:20
August 30, 2021
August 22, 2021 "Grove Park Is...Kingdom Driven" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Mark 1:14-15 The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
31:23
August 24, 2021
August 15, 2021 "Grove Park is...Disciple Making" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:17-20 The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
33:12
August 16, 2021
August 08, 2021 "Grove Park is...Grace Centered" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Hebrews 12:15a The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
33:10
August 09, 2021
August 01, 2021 "Here's My Number: The Call to Prayer" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  Jeremiah 33:3 The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
30:21
August 03, 2021
July 25, 2021 "The Conspirator" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Samuel 11:1-15 The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
37:12
July 26, 2021
July 18, 2021 "The Builder" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Samuel 7:1-14 The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
38:06
July 19, 2021
July 11, 2021 "The Worshipper" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Samuel 6:1-19 The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
34:25
July 12, 2021
July 04, 2021 "The Reconciler" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Samuel 5:1-5 The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
28:05
July 06, 2021
June 27, 2021 "The BFF" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  2 Samuel 1:17-27 The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
36:31
June 28, 2021
June 20, 2021 "The Bully" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  1 Samuel 17:1-49 The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
35:07
June 21, 2021
June 13, 2021 "The Reject" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 The Third Sunday After Pentecost
31:27
June 14, 2021
June 06, 2021 "The Judge" The Reverend Marc Sanders
Scripture:  1 Samuel 8:4-20 The Second Sunday After Pentecost
29:45
June 14, 2021
May 30, 2021 "The Literature of the Heart" Mr. Hunter Joplin, Guest Speaker
Scripture:  Luke 14:7-11; 16-24
28:13
June 01, 2021
May 16, 2021 "Spitting Image: Resurrecting Our Identity" - The Reverend Marc Sanders
May 16, 2021  -  Sermon "Spitting Image:  Resurrecting Our Identity"  -  The Reverend Marc Sanders Acts 1:1-11
32:25
May 17, 2021
May 09, 2021 "When God Knows Your Address" Mrs. Eliza Sanders
Scripture:  Acts 10:44-48
34:31
May 10, 2021
April 25, 2021 "Our Only Gift: Resurrecting Love" The Rev. Marc Sanders
April 25, 2021  "Our Only Gift: Resurrecting Love" 1 John 3:16-18 The Rev. Marc Sanders
28:56
April 26, 2021
April 18, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Newton's law: Resurrecting Grace"
April 18, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders Acts 3:11-19  "Newton's law: Resurrecting Grace"
34:06
April 19, 2021
April 11, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "A Whole New World: Resurrecting Community"
April 11, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders Acts 4:32-37  "A Whole New World: Resurrecting Community"
28:35
April 12, 2021
April 4, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders Mark 16:1-8
“Reversing the Remorseful Day: The Consequences of Aborting Resurrection” Mark 16:1-8 The Reverend Marc Sanders
57:56
April 06, 2021
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
23:24
April 03, 2021
March 28, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Psst... The Silence of Suffering"
March 28, 2020  The Rev. Marc Sanders Isaiah 50:4-11  "Psst... The Silence of Suffering"
32:39
March 30, 2021
March 21, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Continuing Education: Finding Redemption in the Dark"
March 21, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders Hebrews 5:8  "Continuing Education: Finding Redemption in the Dark"
41:51
March 23, 2021
March 14, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Above Your Raisin'? Remembering Who You Really Are"
March 14, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders Ephesians 2: 1-10  "Above Your Raisin'?  Remembering Who You Really Are"
38:29
March 15, 2021
March 7, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Rules of Engagement: Basic Rules for Life"
March 7, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders  "Rules of Engagement: Basic Rules for Life" Exodus 20:1-17 and Matthew 5:2-12
34:20
March 08, 2021
February 28, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "The Longview: Choosing Between the Battle or the War"
February 28, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders  Mark 8:31-38 "The Longview: Choosing Between the Battle or the War"
32:23
March 01, 2021
Feb. 14, 2012 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Making Reservations: The Endless Epiphany"
Feb. 14, 2012  The Rev. Marc Sanders  Mark 9:2-9 "Making Reservations: The Endless Epiphany"
25:43
February 16, 2021
Feb. 7, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Sunday Dinner: Epiphany in the Everyday"
Feb. 7, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders Mark 1:29-39  "Sunday Dinner: Epiphany in the Everyday"
28:33
February 08, 2021
Jan. 31, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Old Family Recipe: Rediscovering Epiphany"
Jan. 31, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders  Mark 1:21-28 "Old Family Recipe: Rediscovering Epiphany"
20:33
February 01, 2021
Jan. 24, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Fresh Sushi: Repentance as Epiphany"
Jan. 24, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders  Jonah 3:1-5,10 "Fresh Sushi: Repentance as Epiphany"
26:51
January 25, 2021
Jan. 17, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "I'll Have the Usual: The Urgent Need of Epiphany"
Jan. 17, 2021  The Rev. Marc Sanders 1 Samuel 3:1-11  "I'll Have the Usual: The Urgent Need of Epiphany"
25:13
January 18, 2021
Jan. 10, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders "This Week on Oak Island: Swimming in Epiphany"
The Rev. Marc Sanders  Mark 1:4-11 "This Week on Oak Island: Swimming in Epiphany"
31:20
January 11, 2021
Jan. 3, 2021 The Rev. Marc Sanders Sermon-“Keeping Christmas: Keys to Perpetual Presents/Presence”
Scripture-Luke 4:14-21 Sermon-“Keeping Christmas:  Keys to Perpetual Presents/Presence”-Rev. Marc Sanders
33:04
January 04, 2021
Christmas Eve Communion Service - Thursday Dec. 24, 2020
The Rev. Marc Sanders Luke 2:1-7 "Finding Family: The Parallels of Christmas"
24:24
December 25, 2020
Wednesday Dec. 23, 2020 "The Longest Night Service"
Wednesday Dec. 23, 2020 "The Longest Night Service" "The Longest..."  The Rev. Marc Sanders
11:38
December 24, 2020
Dec. 20, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "You Hear Something?: Reigniting Love"
Dec. 20, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "You Hear Something?: Reigniting Love" Isaiah 40:9-11
25:16
December 22, 2020
Dec. 13, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
The Rev. Marc Sanders Isaiah 40:6-8 "Keep Cool, Don't Freeze: Reigniting Peace"
27:00
December 15, 2020
Dec. 6, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "A Seismic Message: Reigniting Joy
Dec. 6, 2020  The Rev. Marc Sanders  "A Seismic Message: Reigniting Joy Isaiah 40:3-5
26:31
December 08, 2020
Nov. 29, 2020 The First Sunday in Advent The Rev. Marc Sanders
Sermon:  “It Is Finished:  Reigniting Hope” Isaiah 40:1-2
25:57
December 02, 2020
Nov. 22, 2020 PM The Rev. Marc Sanders Communion Service
Outdoor Drive-In Communion Service
27:17
November 24, 2020
Nov. 15, 2020 The Rev. Dennis Conner "How Should We Then Live?"
How Should We Then Live? Romans 12:1-2
45:52
November 16, 2020
Nov. 8, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Shaky Foundations: Be Just"
Selections from the Book of James
28:15
November 11, 2020
Nov. 1, 2020 Sermon The Rev. Marc Sanders "Really a Mouthful: Be Cool"
Selected Passages From James "Really a Mouthful: Be Cool"
31:37
November 02, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Selected Passages From James
35:01
November 02, 2020
Oct. 18, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Have You Really Looked?: Beware!"
Selections From The Book of James
29:35
October 21, 2020
Oct. 11, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Time to Make Disciples: Be Active"
Selections From the Book of James
38:18
October 18, 2020
Oct. 4, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders "Time to Make Decisions: Be Active"
Oct. 4, 2020  The Rev. Marc Sanders  Selections From the Book of James "Time to Make Decisions:  Be Active"
38:49
October 15, 2020
Sept. 27, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading the sermons we missed in order so you can listen to Pastor Marc's sermon series in order
35:47
October 14, 2020
Sept. 20, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading the sermons we missed in order so you can listen to Pastor Marc's sermon series in order
38:49
October 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading the sermons we missed in order so you can listen to Pastor Marc's sermon series in order
37:23
October 12, 2020
Sept. 6, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading the sermons we missed in order so you can listen to Pastor Marc's sermon series in order
24:47
October 07, 2020
Aug. 30, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading the sermons we missed in order so you can listen to Pastor Marc's sermon series in order
27:02
October 07, 2020
Aug. 23, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading Pastor Marc's sermon series in order from when we began meeting in the gym back in June for your edification.
29:29
October 05, 2020
Aug. 16, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading Pastor Marc's sermon series in order from when we began meeting in the gym back in June for your edification.
29:59
October 04, 2020
Aug. 9, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Uploading Pastor Marc's sermon series in order from when we began meeting in the gym back in June for your edification.
25:06
October 02, 2020
August 2, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym in June. Pastor Marc's sermon series will be uploaded in order until we are caught up.
31:29
September 30, 2020
July 26, 2020 The Rev. Marc Sanders
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym. Pastor Marc's sermon series will be uploaded in order until we are caught up.
31:29
September 29, 2020
July 19, 2020 Rev. Marc Sanders
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym. Pastor Marc's sermon series will be uploaded in order until we are caught up.
31:08
September 26, 2020
July 12, 2020 Sermon Rev. Marc Sanders
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym. Pastor Marc's sermon series will be unloaded in order until we are caught up.
35:31
September 25, 2020
July 5, 2020 Sermon Rev. Dale Cain
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym. Sermon series will be unloaded in order until we are caught up.
25:11
September 23, 2020
June 28, 2020 Sermon Rev. Marc Sanders
Updating the missing podcasts going back to when we first started meeting in the gym. Pastor Marc's sermon series will be unloaded in order until we are caught up.
20:21
September 22, 2020
8-30-20 "A Difficult Dance: Pitfalls of Lived Faith" 1 Kings 22: 1-40 The Rev. Marc Sanders
The Rev. Marc Sanders 1 Kings 22: 1-40
27:02
September 10, 2020
May 17, 2020 "Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Embracing the New Normal"
The Rev. Marc Sanders John 21:1-22
36:39
May 18, 2020
Women's Day Service May 10, 2020 Eliza Sanders
Women's Day Service May 10, 2020  Eliza Sanders
33:03
May 12, 2020
May 3, 2020 "Attitude Adjustment: Looking Up From The Bottom"
Psalm 34:1-8 The Rev. Marc Sanders
30:50
May 03, 2020
EASTER SUNDAY SERMON April 12, 2020 "Come Sunday: Living the New Day of Resurrection"
The Rev. Marc Sanders "Come Sunday: Living the New Day of Resurrection" Mark 16: 1-8 Sorry this is late posting,  just received copy to post this week.
34:60
April 30, 2020
April 26, 2020 "A Gentle Stroll: Walking in the Resurrecting Light"
Rev. Marc Sanders Luke 24:13-35
35:08
April 26, 2020
April 19, 2020 "All for One? The Danger of Me in a Moment for We"
The Rev. Marc Sanders John 20: 10-18
26:47
April 19, 2020
March 29, 2020 "An Excellent Sample: The DNA of Life and Hope"
The Rev. Marc Sanders Ezekiel 37:1-14
30:55
March 30, 2020
March 22, 2020 "If Not Now, When?: Leadership in Time of Crisis"
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Rev. Marc Sanders "If Not Now, When?: Leadership in Time of Crisis"
27:24
March 22, 2020
March 15, 2020 "Giving Witness"
The Rev. Marc Sanders
21:10
March 16, 2020
March 8, 2020 "Blind Beggers: The Need for Grace"
Rev. Marc Sanders Ephesians 2: 1-6 "Blind Beggers: The Need for Grace"
26:51
March 09, 2020
March 1, 2020 "It's a date: Grove Park is a Meeting Place"
Rev. Marc Sanders I Cor. 3:16-17  "It's a date: Grove Park is a Meeting Place"
28:13
March 02, 2020
Feb. 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday "A Service of Reflection and Repentance"
Rev. Marc Sanders Psalm 51 Ash Wednesday "A Service of Reflection and Repentance"
22:05
February 27, 2020
Feb. 23, 2020 "All You Can Eat: Grove Park is a Buffet"
Rev. Marc Sanders 1 Corinthians 11: 17-26 "All You Can Eat: Grove Park is a Buffet"
25:55
February 24, 2020
Feb. 16, 2020 "Hitting the Gym?: Grove Park is a Body"
Rev. Marc Sanders 1 Corinthians 12:27-27 "Hitting the Gym?: Grove Park is a Body"
27:31
February 24, 2020
Feb. 9, 2020 "A Beautiful Bouquet: Grove Park is a Garden"
Rev. Marc Sanders I Cor. 12:12-27  "A Beautiful Bouquet:  Grove Park is a Garden" 
27:10
February 09, 2020
February 2, 2020 Welcome Home: Reintegration Into a Sighted World
Luke 18:35-43 The Rev. Marc Sanders Welcome Home: Reintegration Into a Sighted World
23:27
February 02, 2020
Jan. 26, 2020 He Did what?: The twists and Turns of Finding Sight
Rev. Marc Sanders Mark 8:22-26 He Did what?: The twists and Turns of Finding Sight
26:11
January 27, 2020
Jan. 19, 2020 "Blinded by the Light: The Cure for Visionless Sight"
The Rev. Marc Sanders John 9: 1-40  "Blinded by the Light: The Cure for Visionless Sight"
33:23
January 20, 2020
Jan. 12, 2020 "Hearing is Seeing: Being Present in Confusion"
Re. Marc Sanders Jan. 12, 2020 Matt. 9:27-31  "Hearing is Seeing: Being Present in Confusion"
28:40
January 13, 2020
Jan. 5, 2020 "Welcome to the CIA: Grove Park and the Year of Living Dangerously"
The Rev. Marc Sanders Romans 1:16-17 First in a New Series - The Year of Living Dangerously
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Christmas Eve Message Dec. 24, 2019
Rev. Marc Sanders
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December 30, 2019
Companions in Gridlock:The Power of Love in Difficult Journeys
The Reverend Marc Sanders Luke 2:1-17
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December 22, 2019
12-15-2019 Fill It Up: A joyful Fuel Additive
Luke 1:38-45 The Rev. Marc Sanders
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December 19, 2019
Dec. 8, 2019 Potholes Abound: Preceeding in Peace
Rev. Marc Sanders Luke 1:26-37 and Matthew 1:18-25
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December 09, 2019
Dec 1, 2019 Beginning the Journey: Putting Our Lives in Hope
Rev. Marc Sanders Luke 1:5-25
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December 02, 2019
Nov. 24, 2019 Victory: Christ, Our Conquering King
Rev. Marc Sanders
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November 25, 2019
Nov. 17, 2019 Unbroken Supply Lines: Divine Resources for Ministry
Rev. Marc Sanders John 16: 5-15
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November 18, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019
Rev. Marc Sanders
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November 13, 2019
Sept. 22, 2019 First Sermon in War Council Series Rev. Marc Sanders
First sermon in War Council series - Rev. Marc Sanders
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November 05, 2019
Nov. 3, 2019 - Saddle Up - Rev. Marc Sanders
Rev. Marc Sanders
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November 05, 2019
You Can Do It Oct. 27, 2019 Rev. Marc Sanders
Rev. Marc Sanders October 27, 2019
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October 29, 2019
Oct. 13, 2019 Shhh, Calm Down: God's Gifts for Troubled Times
John 14: 1- 14 ESV  I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”[c] 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.[d] From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me[e] anything in my name, I will do it.
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October 15, 2019
Oct. 6, 2019 Pressing Matters
John 13:31-36
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October 14, 2019
Your Identity In Christ
Homecoming: Rev. Gary Gates See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. -1 John 3:1-2
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September 15, 2019
Around Midnight: Engaging Difficult Worship
The Philippian Jailer Converted About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God. But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.” And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace.” But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out.” The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens. So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city. So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed. -Acts 16:25-40
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September 08, 2019
Multiplication Tables: Discipleship as Worship
The Church in Antioch Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that took place at the time of Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. But there were some men from Cyprus and Cyrene who came to Antioch and also began to speak to the Greeks, preaching the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lord’s hand was with them, and a large number of people believed and turned to the Lord. A report about this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go on to Antioch. When he arrived and saw God’s grace, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts. He was a good man who was full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a large number of people were added to the Lord. Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul. When he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year they met with the church and taught a large number of people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. The Church in Antioch Sends Relief to Jerusalem In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them, named Agabus, stood up and indicated by the Spirit that there was going to be a severe famine all over the known world. This took place during the time of Claudius. Each of the disciples, according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea. They did this, sending it to the elders by means of Barnabas and Saul.
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September 01, 2019
Anastasis Night 4: My Eyes Have Seen The Glory
Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:12-23
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August 25, 2019
Starting Something: Prayer As Worship
James Killed and Peter Imprisoned About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church. Peter Is Rescued Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him. When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. Recognizing Peter's voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate. They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!”But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed. But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place. Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter. And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there. The Death of Herod Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food. On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them.And the people were shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!”Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last. But the word of God increased and multiplied. And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark. Acts 12:1-25
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August 25, 2019
Anastasis Night 3: His Church, Not Ours
 Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. -Matthew 16:13-20 
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August 18, 2019
Anastasis Night 2: It's Not Too Late
  The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. -Psalm 126: 3,5,6 
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August 11, 2019
Appointment in The Desert: Obedience as Worship
Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea. Acts 8:26-40 
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August 11, 2019
Anastasis Night 1: Resurrection
 "...that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. -Philippians 3:10-11
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August 04, 2019
Once More Unto the Breach: The Implications of Covenant Renewal
The People of Israel Confess Their Sin Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lordtheir God for a quarter of the day; for another quarter of it they made confession and worshiped the Lord their God. On the stairs of the Levites stood Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani; and they cried with a loud voice to the Lord their God.Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Stand up and bless the Lordyour God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you. You are the Lord, the God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and gave him the name Abraham. You found his heart faithful before you, and made with him the covenant to give to his offspring the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite. And you have kept your promise, for you are righteous. “And you saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt and heard their cry at the Red Sea, and performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants and all the people of his land, for you knew that they acted arrogantly against our fathers. And you made a name for yourself, as it is to this day. And you divided the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on dry land, and you cast their pursuers into the depths, as a stone into mighty waters. By a pillar of cloud you led them in the day, and by a pillar of fire in the night to light for them the way in which they should go. You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven and gave them right rules and true laws, good statutes and commandments, and you made known to them your holy Sabbath and commanded them commandments and statutes and a law by Moses your servant. You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you had sworn to give them. “But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not obey your commandments. They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. Even when they had made for themselves a golden calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies, you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud to lead them in the way did not depart from them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night to light for them the way by which they should go. You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst. Forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. (FULL TEXT FROM "Nehemiah 9-10")
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August 04, 2019
Promises Kept: Understanding Why We Can Trust God
Today's sermon is from Zechariah 1:7-6:15 
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July 28, 2019
The Blessing of Obedience
The Coming Glory of the Temple In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet: “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts,according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lordof hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.’” Blessings for a Defiled People On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests about the law: ‘If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment and touches with his fold bread or stew or wine or oil or any kind of food, does it become holy?’” The priests answered and said, “No.” Then Haggai said, “If someone who is unclean by contact with a dead body touches any of these, does it become unclean?” The priests answered and said, “It does become unclean.” Then Haggai answered and said, “So is it with this people, and with this nation before me, declares the Lord, and so with every work of their hands. And what they offer there is unclean. Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the Lord, how did you fare? When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty. I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and with mildew and with hail, yet you did not turn to me, declares the Lord. Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider: Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you.” Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.” -Haggai 2 
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July 21, 2019
Presented for Your Consideration: The Danger of Failing to Rebuild
The Command to Rebuild the Temple In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord. You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.” The People Obey the Lord Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lordtheir God had sent him. And the people feared the Lord. Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord's message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.” And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.  -Haggai 1:1-15 
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July 14, 2019
A Strong Headwind: Identifying Potential Stumbling Blocks
(Entire Scripture from Ezra 3:8 - 4:24) Rebuilding the Temple Now in the second year after their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak made a beginning, together with the rest of their kinsmen, the priests and the Levites and all who had come to Jerusalem from the captivity. They appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to supervise the work of the house of the Lord.And Jeshua with his sons and his brothers, and Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together supervised the workmen in the house of God, along with the sons of Henadad and the Levites, their sons and brothers. And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the directions of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people's weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away. Adversaries Oppose the Rebuilding Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple to the Lord, the God of Israel,they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' houses and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and we have been sacrificing to him ever since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria who brought us here.” But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of fathers' houses in Israel said to them, “You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we alone will build to the Lord, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.” Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
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July 07, 2019
First Priorities: Understanding The Purpose of Rebuilding
Rebuilding the Altar When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem. Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. They set the altar in its place, for fear was on them because of the peoples of the lands, and they offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, burnt offerings morning and evening. And they kept the Feast of Booths, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number according to the rule, as each day required, and after that the regular burnt offerings, the offerings at the new moon and at all the appointed feasts of the Lord, and the offerings of everyone who made a freewill offering to the Lord. From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had from Cyrus king of Persia. Ezra 3:1-7 
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June 30, 2019
Roadmap to Return: Basic Principles of Rebuilding
The Proclamation of Cyrus In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel—he is the God who is in Jerusalem. And let each survivor, in whatever place he sojourns, be assisted by the men of his place with silver and gold, with goods and with beasts, besides freewill offerings for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.” Then rose up the heads of the fathers' houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up to rebuild the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem. And all who were about them aided them with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, with beasts, and with costly wares, besides all that was freely offered. Cyrus the king also brought out the vessels of the house of the Lord that Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and placed in the house of his gods. Cyrus king of Persia brought these out in the charge of Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah. And this was the number of them: 30 basins of gold, 1,000 basins of silver, 29 censers, 30 bowls of gold, 410 bowls of silver, and 1,000 other vessels; all the vessels of gold and of silver were 5,400. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when the exiles were brought up from Babylonia to Jerusalem. Ezra 1 (entire scripture includes Ezra 1 & 2)
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June 23, 2019
Primary Supply: The Genesis of Resurrection
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:6-8
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June 09, 2019
Is That You?: The Promise of Resurrection
And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” -Acts 1:9-11
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June 02, 2019
The Final Act: The Result of Resurrection
The New Heaven and the New Earth Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelation 21:1-6 
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May 19, 2019
Desperate Hope
For more information and resources visit our website at www.GroveParkChurch.net. Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus's Daughter And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” And he looked around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus[b] saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat. -Mark 5:21-43 
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May 12, 2019
Where Could I Go?
Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.” -Joshua 14:12
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May 05, 2019
A Watery Kaleidoscope: Baptisms, Resurrections, and Baby Smells
Dead to Sin, Alive to God What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. -Romans 6:1-4 
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April 28, 2019
The Endless Encore: The Life of Grace
The Resurrection Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her. Jesus Appears to the Disciples On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” Jesus and Thomas Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:1-29
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April 24, 2019
Drop The Curtain: The Finality of Grace
The Death of Jesus After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. -John 19:28-30 
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April 19, 2019
Do Me A Favor: The Compassion of The Cross
 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. -John 19-25-27
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April 18, 2019
High Profit Margins: The Price of Grace
There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” - John 19:18-22
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April 14, 2019
Nothing to Hide: The Reality of Grace
 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic.But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. The Death of Jesus After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Jesus' Side Is Pierced Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. -John 19:23-34 
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April 08, 2019
Don't Cry For Me: The Disruption of Grace
And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” -Luke 23:27-31
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April 01, 2019
Out of Nowhere: The Invasion of Grace
And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. -Mark 15:21
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March 26, 2019
Let's Do This: The Willingness of Grace
Jesus Is Mocked Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him. -Matthew 27:27-31 
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March 18, 2019
Not a Mumblin' Word: The Silence of Grace
Jesus Before Pilate Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. -Matthew 27:11-14 
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March 11, 2019
Well, Look at That: Modeling Best Practices to a Needy World
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." -Philippians 4:-8-9
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March 04, 2019
Resplendent Fashion: Attired to Attract
 “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3:12-17
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February 26, 2019
It'll Be Ok: Fortifying the Fearful
 Jesus Cleanses a Leper When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” -Matthew 8:1-4
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February 18, 2019
Yes, Even You: Being the Beloved
To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7
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February 11, 2019
Crank It Up: Throwing a Heavenly Party
The Parable of the Lost Sheep Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. The Parable of the Lost Coin “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” The Parable of the Prodigal Son And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’” Luke 15:1-32&
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February 04, 2019
The Shopping List: Preparing for the Party
Jesus Calls Levi After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” A Question About Fasting And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’” -Luke 5:27-39 
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January 28, 2019
Save The Date: Creating The Party Guest List
Healing of a Man on the Sabbath One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” And they could not reply to these things. The Parable of the Wedding Feast Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” The Parable of the Great Banquet He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’” -Luke 14:1-24 
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January 21, 2019
Why Throw A Party?
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” -Luke 4:16-21 
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January 15, 2019
Party Poppers: Finding Heaven's Party
The Visit of the Wise Men Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. -Matthew 2:1-12 
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January 07, 2019
It's Really You: Christ, Our Incarnate Joy
 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:4-11
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December 24, 2018
Distant Lullabies: Christ, Our Equalizing Love
Women Accompanying Jesus "Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them[a] out of their means." Luke 8:1-3
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December 17, 2018
Broken Fetter: Christ, Our Liberating Hope
The Parable of the Good Samaritan And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Luke 10:25-37
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December 11, 2018
Where The Heart Is: Our Home In Context
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. - Jeremiah 29:4-7
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December 11, 2018
We Need to Talk: The Conversations of Home
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. -2 Timothy 3:14-4:4
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November 19, 2018
Family Albums: Retelling the Stories of Home
As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. - 2 Timothy 1:4-6 Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. - 2 Timothy 4:9-18
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November 12, 2018
Make Yourself At Home: Being Heaven's Front Door
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:19-25
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November 12, 2018
Building on Bedrock: The Structure of Home
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. -1 Corinthians 3:10-15
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November 12, 2018
All Good Things: The Result of Discipleship
Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! Psalm 134
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November 05, 2018
E Pluribus Unum: The Disciple In Community
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. -Psalm 133
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October 17, 2018
Stopping By Church on a Sunday Morning: The Disciple's Hope
Latest episode of Grove Park Baptist Church
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October 10, 2018
Heavy Loads: The Responsibility of Leadership
Latest episode of Grove Park Baptist Church
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October 10, 2018
Granite Busting: The Disciple's Legacy
Latest episode of Grove Park Baptist Church
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October 10, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 11: Fuzzy Memories
Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! 2 O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. 8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
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September 10, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 10: Snatching Victory
Psalm 129 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say— “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” The Lord is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms, nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!”
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 9: Break Out The Tie Dye
Psalm 128 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 8: Nighty Night!
Psalm 127 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 7: Merry Christmas!
Psalm 126 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 6: Stand Tall
Psalm 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts! But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the Lord will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 5: Christian Gossip
Psalm 124 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side— let Israel now say— if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters. Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
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September 05, 2018
Installation Service for Pastor Marc Sanders
Marc Sanders' message for his installation service
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 4: Corrective Lenses
Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt. Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.
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September 05, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 3: An Old Fashioned Faith Raising
Psalm 122 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together, to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!” For my brothers and companions' sake I will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
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September 04, 2018
The Pilgrim's path 2: I Gotcha!
Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
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September 04, 2018
The Pilgrim's Path 1: And They're Off!
Pastor Marc's first sermon, in his first series, on his first day as pastor of Grove Park Baptist Church. Psalm 120 In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!
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September 04, 2018