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The Power of the Tongue

The Power of the Tongue

For the Lord’s day sermon on August 2, 2020, I compiled a list of verses describing the power of the tongue for good or for evil. As I considered what Scripture said about this, I was shocked by how glorious and devastating the tongue can be. To illustrate my point, I...

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How to Honor Christ When You Disagree with the Government

How to Honor Christ When You Disagree with the Government

I recently received an email from a thoughtful, godly member of our church, who has deep disagreements with the shelter in place order and wanted some counsel on how to express this disagreement in a Christ-honoring way. Below was my answer. The question was...

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Why We Are Waiting to take the Lord’s Supper

Why We Are Waiting to take the Lord’s Supper

Among the many questions churches have been forced to consider since the Shelter in Place order, the question of whether or not we should take “virtual” communion together is among the most fascinating. As can be observed on the Gospel Coalition website, godly pastors...

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Ebenezer of Grace

Ebenezer of Grace

A week before the shelter in place order was issued in Santa Clara County, I took a weekend trip with my family to visit Yosemite Valley. For me, the highlight of every Yosemite trip is gazing up at the majestic crest of Half Dome, looming above the valley in all of...

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True Food

True Food

You’re wasting precious time to gainThat food which won’t endureUse all you have so to obtainThat which lasts foreverIf it seems to allude you stillCome find out how to get your fill Come to the Son of man and eatWith feasting faith be fedHunger allay and death...

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Women’s Retreat 2020

Women’s Retreat 2020

We have a feeling you're really going to need this retreat. Especially this year! Save the date for a weekend away with your sisters in Christ. Enjoy God's beautiful creation, teaching from His word, and quality fellowship. When: October 9-11 Where: Koinonia...

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