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Galatians 1:1-5 Study Guide

Download the full study guide PDF Galatians 1:1-5 Main Idea:God the Father initiates our salvation, and God the Son accomplishes our salvation Overview:In this section, Paul seeks to establish his apostolic authority by claiming that it was given to him through Jesus Christ, whose resurrection from the dead proves his claim to be the son of God. After establishing his...

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John Pointed to Jesus

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John Pointed To Jesus - Matthew 3; John 1; 3 John the Baptist told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was on earth, John's mission was complete. Jesus was greater than John, and John joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30 He (Point up with both hands) ...

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The Loss of Shared Meals

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While there are many things Katherine and I miss about gathering with others, the most profound loss that we have felt is the loss of shared meals. It is no small point that in Isaiah 58:1-14, inviting the needy into our homes and sharing food with them is listed among the acceptable fasts to the Lord. There is something about sitting down to a meal with someone that creat...

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God Is Faithful and Just

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Revealing Our Hearts There is one thing God has continually been teaching me over the last few weeks, and it is this: I am a far worse sinner than I could have ever imagined, and that God is far more gracious than I believed Him to be. There is something about changing our daily rhythms that reveals what is in our hearts. As a creature of habit, I have felt off and disori...

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Video Update - April 17, 2020

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Hey church! Watch as Pastor AJ Rankin gives us an update on what's going on at Citadel Square and encouragement for the week ahead. This Sunday, Pastor Steve Lindenmeyer will be preaching onthe Presence and Power of Jesus from Mark 4:35-41. In the midst of life's challenges, hardships and suffering, the presence and power of Jesus is our great hope and comfort. Also, pa...

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Jesus' Temptation

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Jesus' Temptation - Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4 Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30...

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COVID-19 From a Physician's Perspective

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A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Steve Heron asked me to write a note describing what is happening with the COVID-19 outbreak from a physician's perspective. For those that do not know me, my name is Noemi Pagan, MD, and I am an outpatient family medicine physician here in town. The following is meant to give you a few ways to pray for health care professionals and not meant ...

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A Miracle in the Intimacy

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Is it just me or is this starting to feel old? Life today looks so different from what it looked like a month ago. Many of us may feel trapped in our homes, feeling unproductive, confused, and hungry for face-to-face community. And we may find it challenging in this new season to know how to love and serve God and others. In the story of Elisah and the widow's oil (2 King...

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Resurrection Sunday | Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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Readings The Resurrection - Matthew 28:120, John 20:131 Video Reflection Jesus is alive! As you worship God today, reflect on these Christ's resurrection by reading these lyrics from Christ is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed by Keith and Kristyn Getty. How can it be, the One who died,Has born our sin through sacrificeTo conquer every sting of death?Sing, sing hallelujah.F...

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Holy Saturday | Living In-Between

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Reading The Chief Priests and Pharisees Place Guards at the Tomb -Matthew 27:6266 Video Reflection Living In-Between Holy Saturday is the day in between the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. It was a day of Sabbath as Jesus was in the tomb and his disciples were experiencing the aftermath of Good Friday. They were living in between the darkest day in history a...

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