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Zechariah: A Song of Faith

December 1, 2013
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Luke 1:67-79

Pastor Mark launches this Advent Series with an exploration of Zechariah's Song, the Benedictus. God works in times os silence to deepen our faith and praise. As you listen, you will understand how the 400 years of silence between the testaments, and the 9 months of Zechariah's silence during Elizabeth's pregnancy were important for God's work of preparation for the first Christmas.

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A Kinsman Redeemer

November 24, 2013
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Ruth 4

Pastor Chris Kaiser winds up the series on Ruth with a summary of all four chapters, and an explanation of how Jesus Christ fulfills the role of our Kinsman Redeemer.

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The Divine Romance

November 17, 2013
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Ruth 3

Pastor Mark compares the romance of Ruth and Boaz with God's love for us through Jesus Christ.

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

November 10, 2013
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Ruth 2:1-23

Discipleship is much more than conversion. Ruth was a woman who, after making a commitment to Naomi's God, put feet to her faith. Both Ruth and Boaz participated in their own providence through reponsible human behavior. Little by little, Ruth and Naomi begin to see God's plan unfold in their tragic situation.

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Behind a Frowning Providence

November 3, 2013
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Ruth 1:1-22

"Can I trust God when He allows pain and suffering in my life, especially when I see little or not purpose in it?" That is the question raised in the first chapter of Ruth. This message, from Ruth 1:1-22, shares important truths about suffering, which will help God's people see the smiling face of God behind a frowning providence.

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Life Together, Part 2

October 27, 2013
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Romans 15:1-13

Pastor Mark winds up the sermon series on discipleship with a study of Romans 15 and the "one anothers" in this passage. Relationships are foundational for discipleship, but also for a joyful life. Memories of "Life Together" on the family farm, and "Life Together" on the camino illustrate the value of relationships in discipleship.

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Life Together, Part 1

October 13, 2013
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Romans 12

Pastoral Intern, Chris Kaiser, connects Jesus' command to "love one another" with three of the "one another" passages in Romans 12. Loving relationship form the backdrop of a disciple making community.

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The Discipleship Wheel, Part 2: Growing

October 6, 2013
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Acts 2:41-47

Pastor Mark continues to discuss the various stages of discipleship, emphasizing what is needed for spiritual growth in each stage. The early church is used as a model, including their devotion to teaching and fellowship (Acts 2:41-47), their emphasis on training others for ministry (Acts 6), and releasing others to make disciples (Acts 8).

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The Discipleship Wheel, Part 1: Assessment

September 29, 2013
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1 John 2:7-14

Pastor Mark encourages his listeners to make an honest assessment of their spiritual maturity through this study in 1 John 2:7-14.

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What is a Disciple?

September 22, 2013
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Matthew 4:18-22

Pastor Mark opens up the sermon series on discipleship by exploring the definition of "disciple."

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