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9:30 am Kid City and Adult Education Hour
10:30 am    Morning Service and Big Picture Kids
6:00 pm Evening Service (@ Bond Chapel)

North Side Notes

Merry Christmas

Posted by Kyle Edwards on

I've got a somewhat complicated emotional and spiritual history with Christmas Eve services. Last year's service in Hyde Park was a great joy for me. We reconnected with old friends, and the whole evening had a sense of infectious joy. I would not have been surprised if Tiny Tim...

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Stepping in it, theologically speaking (WCF 3.1-2)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith.  So now we've really stepped in it. Hard theology, I mean. Chapter 3 of the Confession might be the toughest of the whole lot. So, without further adieu, here we go: A Big God 1. God, from all eternity, did...

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Functional Treasures

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Paul Tripp has a helpful list of diagnostic questions that help you determine what the functional treasures of your heart really are. His list was originally for pastors, so I've reworded it a bit to fit everyone. The absence of what causes you to want to give up and quit? The pursuit of...

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If God is ...

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Helpful words (at least for me) from Paul Miller, A Praying Life: "If God is sovereign, then he is in control of all the details of my life. If he is loving, then he is going to be shaping the details of my life for my good. If he is all-wise, then he's not going to do everything I want because...

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Words can't express (WCF 2.3)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith.  The romantic cliche goes, "Words can't express how much I love you." I'm usually not one for sappy talk like that (ask my wife). Besides, I like words, and I particularly enjoy when words do express something...

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What does God need? (WCF 2.2.)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith.  Six decades or so ago Abraham Maslow proposed what is now a famous theory called "the hierarchy of needs." He argued that human beings have five levels or categories of needs. If visualized as a pyramid, those...

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Marriage ten years in

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Tomorrow Toria and I will celebrate ten years of marriage. The real celebration will get underway in February when we take a no kids allowed trip to England, but November 19th is the day we took the plunge back in 2005.  I don't think about marriage a lot, at least not marriage in the...

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What is God like? (WCF 2.1)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith.  If I asked you to describe God, what would you say? That he's loving? That he's all-powerful? Where would you even begin?  The first section in the chapter "Of God, and the Holy Trinity," says quite a...

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Belated Thoughts on Reformation Day

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On Saturday, October 31 many of you were either shuffling costumed children around through the rain or dressed in costumes yourselves. For some families, Halloween is innocent fun that kids love. For others, it's a pagan festival to be held at bay with a ten foot pole. And of course for...

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Six benefits of prayer

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If you're anything like me, prayer can be a real struggle. In an ideal world, and with a more mature heart, I would pray all day. But as it is I've found that I have to be disciplined with when I pray and what/who I pray for. For me, this prayer time falls about quarter til 7 every morning...

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