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Joy Comes with the Morning – Psalm 30
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Joy Comes with the Morning – Psalm 30

This week, as we dig into Psalm 30, we hear David lament about his pride and self-reliance that led to great trouble for him and his people. However, David found hope and joy by turning back to the great mercy of God. We too will have times of struggling in the darkness, but thankfully we have the same promise that joy comes in the morning.

Our Help in Times of Fear – Psalm 124
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Our Help in Times of Fear – Psalm 124

Psalm 124 is another Song of Ascent. As we come to the house of the Lord, we are to reflect on the great and mighty deeds the Lord has done for us, his people. Things only God could have done. If God had not acted on our behalf, then we would surely have perished. God's faithfulness in the past gives us comfort and hope for the future. The LORD is our help in times of fear.

From the Depths to the Heights – Psalm 130
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From the Depths to the Heights – Psalm 130

This week, as we begin our "Summer in the Psalms", we look at Psalm 130. In this majestic Song of Ascent, we hear the author cry out for mercy from the depths of his sin and ultimately find forgiveness in the God of Israel. Come hear the good news that our hope and forgiveness in Christ is just as sure as the rising of the sun each morning.

That You May Know – 1 John 5:13-21
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That You May Know – 1 John 5:13-21

This week, as we get to the end of John's first epistle, he gives the reason why he wrote the letter. John wrote these things so that we can have assurance before God. He wrote them so that we can have confidence in this life and the next. And he wrote them so that we can know the truth - the One who is the Truth. Join us this Sunday as we finish the series "Life. Light. Love."

God’s Love Language – 1 John 5:1-12
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God’s Love Language – 1 John 5:1-12

The popular and promoted view of our culture is that there are many ways to God. Many people boldly declare that all roads lead to heaven. However, what does God actually declare in His Word? In 1 John chapter 5 this week we hear clear testimony as to how one gains eternal life and a restored relationship with God. Come and join us as we hear the testimony concerning the Son

God Is Love – 1 John 4:1-21
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God Is Love – 1 John 4:1-21

Christians are called to both a true confession of faith, that Jesus is God who came in the flesh, and to love. We need not fear God's judgment because God is love. God demonstrated his love by sending his Son into the world, so that by his atoning death our sins might be forgiven and that we might have life. Faith then is both in what we confess and in what we do, and it is only possible because of what Christ has said and what Christ has done.

Two Kinds of Righteousness – 1 John 3:11-24
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Two Kinds of Righteousness – 1 John 3:11-24

This week, as we look at the remainder of 1 John, chapter 3, we see clearly that God loves us and we are to love one another. We are called to love others as Jesus has loved us. But this is a pretty tall order. Where do we get the power to do that? Come hear about two kinds of righteousness that flow from the same place - the cross.

Children of Hope – 1 John 2:28-3:10
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Children of Hope – 1 John 2:28-3:10

This week, as we get back into the book of 1 John, we hear the Apostle sharing some very hope-filled words and also some very troubling words. The question then, is who are these words for? Should I be comforted by what John writes or should I be afflicted by his words? Join us as we see what it means to be children of hope!

Confirmation Sunday
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Confirmation Sunday

This Sunday is our Confirmation Service.
Join us as we hear about the Bible, the 10 Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Sacraments.

Hold Fast!  Stay True! —- 1 John 2:15-27
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Hold Fast! Stay True! —- 1 John 2:15-27

John tells us that the last hour is upon us (1 John 2:18). There are many forces working against the Gospel that would entice Christians away from the faith: the love of the world and false teaching. John calls Christians to hold fast to Christ and stay true to the Word. But this does not come of our own strength or will, it is simply by abiding in Christ, as Christ holds us fast and enables us to stay true!

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