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Well Done!

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. I could not have been any more proud as a pastor than I was Sunday to be your pastor (I know pride is not a good thing; however, there is a good sense of being proud; it was not in me […]

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A Gift for You

Dear family, greetings and grace to you in the name of Christ Jesus our Redeemer. The launch day is upon us and many of you are preparing and praying for a big day, a good day. None of us are sure exactly what that will mean: More people? More enthusiasm? Big crowd? While we are […]

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The God Who can Help

Greetings family and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. The first part of this note has been posted to a couple of places on FB, but in case you don’t regularly visit social media I have also noted information concerning the sermon for this Sunday morning. But […]

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Further Thoughts

Greetings friends and grace to you. Thinking about our Launch Day has led me to consider a prayer of Paul for the church and particularly a portion of the prayer in Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power […]

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The Old 100th

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. What a beautiful day the Lord blessed us with this past Sunday; your singing was rich and full, the fellowship was vibrant and delightful, and the Word was nourishing and encouraging. Thanks be to God. This Lord’s Day we once again […]

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Psalm 51, David's Plea

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our Redeemer. I trust that you are enjoying and benefiting from our studies in selected psalms as much as I am. This week we continue the journey as we look at Psalm 51. There are many reasons why we might feel the absence of […]

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Pray! Go! Invite!

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our Redeemer. It was a delight worshiping with you this morning; once again your servant hearts were shining through beautifully. The room was alive with vibrant hearts engaged in worship. What a special joy it is each week to hear our little ones joining […]

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Dark Night of the Soul

“Why Are You Downcast, O My Soul?” Unpacking Depression Depression is a stubborn and complicated thing, mingling body and soul in a knot of unrelenting and often irrational sadness. It is remarkably inconsolable. Charles Spurgeon wrote of this: “There are dungeons beneath the castles of despair.” On another occasion he explained, “Causeless depression cannot be reasoned with, […]

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Psalm of Surprises

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our Redeemer. It is a joy and delight serving the Lord with you as we are on mission to spread the fame of our God’s name throughout the north Jefferson county and Blount county area. Continue to pray and rally the Reformation truth: ‘Let […]

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Spiritual Depression

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our Redeemer. It is with great expectation that I anticipate this week’s worship gathering with you. Your singing, confessing sin, and affirming faith together continues to strengthen my heart week after week. Then to feast upon the Word and the sacrament offers nourishment to […]

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