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Who Are We? The Church Baptized in the Spirit

Where does the church as a body get the energy to serve God? Where do you as part of that body find the power you need to resist temptation and grow in obedience? Are you empty . . . or … Continue reading

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Who Are We? The Church of Christ

Who are we? What is the church? Nothing is more basic than that it is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. As Matthew 16:13-20 points out, he is the one who makes or builds his church, and he rules … Continue reading

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Who Are We? God’s People

How do you respond if someone asks, “Just who are you”? How would you respond if someone were to ask that about us as a church? 1 Peter 2:9-10 gives a good answer. You are God’s people. You are his … Continue reading

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Confessing the faith

“When the Reformed churches confess the faith through the creeds in public worship, we do not reach around or behind the Reformed confessions. Instead, in the act of confession we reach down deeply to what is below our standards and … Continue reading

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More than Awkward

[This piece was printed in our local paper, The Newberg Graphic, on July 2, 2011.  It is reproduced here by permission.]  “May 21, much like May 20 and May 22, was notably free from apocalypse,” writes a friend, whose blog … Continue reading

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