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Summer Catechism: The Seventh Petition

Deliver us from evil! This is the cry from the 7th petition. It’s not a fun exercise, but a look into the face of all the evil in the world can give us some perspective of all that our God fends away everyday. Yet there are some instances of evil that he allows into our lives. This week we look at evil in the world and how our almighty God protects us from it.

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Summer Catechism: The Sixth Petition

When we pray the sixth petition, “Lead us not into temptation,” what exactly are we asking God?  He cares for us dearly and always provides a way out.  Is that a comfort to know that every time you fail, it’s your fault?  You can’t blame God!  He never gives up on you. 

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Summer Catechism: Fourth Petition

There are seven petitions in the Lord’s prayer, but only one that focuses on our daily needs. The fourth petition is important because it reminds us to pray for the things that God gives us everyday. We do this not to remind God, but remind ourselves 1) where these gifts come from and 2) to receive them with thanksgiving.

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Summer Catechism: Third Petition

The third petition is all about God’s will.  There are some who would scratch their head or put their finger in the air to try and figure out God’s will could be.  All the while God has filled the pages of the Bible with his Holy Will. 

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Summer Catechism: Second Petition

There are three different kingdoms that our God rules over. The kingdoms of this world, now known as nations would be the first example. The second kingdom would be the gracious ruling of our Savior in the heart of every believer. The third kingdom is the eternal one that we only see in part by faith. One day we will be in the glorious kingdom of Jesus’ heavenly reign.

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Summer Catechism: Address

The Lord’s Prayer is a model for us to follow and a frequent visitor to the prayer life of the Christian. This morning we examine the Address. It’s important in any conversation to you with whom you are speaking. In prayer we are talking to God Almighty.

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Summer Catechism: Introduction to Prayer

This Sunday we began our Summer Bible class series on the Catechism.  We’ll walk through some of the basic teachings of our faith.  We’ll start with and introduction to prayer.  One of the strengths of this Bible class is the discussion at the end.  We’ll touch on all of these questions as we work through the Lord’s Prayer, but there were a couple great questions asked.

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Acts – Communists

Were the first Christians really communists? We’ll look at this accusation and see what they were and what they were not. There are other important details that can help us see why we worship the way we do.

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Acts – The High Court

The high court condemned Jesus, and Peter and John’s evangelism didn’t make them look good. Peter and John are now on trial. The Church has interacted with kingdoms of this world since the beginning. This week we spent some time looking at how government treats the church.

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Worship Windows – Funeral

What can you say at the funeral of an unbeliever? They aren’t in a better place. Their suffering isn’t over. I don’t think that we want to go out of our way to be cruel, but what good does it do to lie? These are touchy subjects so it’s best to be careful and go with God’s Word every step of the way.

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Worship Windows – Marriage

Marriage is under attack in our society. Is it an antiquated customed developed by ancient people or is it handed down from God? We’ll look at what our God has to say about marriage in this lesson of Worship Windows.

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Worship Windows – Baptism

Baptism is the first of two Sacraments that we’ll be looking at as we work through the Western Rite in our Bible study series – Worship Windows.  A Sacrament is a holy act.  It is so called because it is commanded by Jesus while he was on earth.

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