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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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Psalm 23

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. It is with eager anticipation that I look forward to our gathering this Lord’s Day as we feed on the Word of God and the Sacrament of Communion. Here is a devotional thought on Psalm 23 to further […]

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Faith and Psalm 23

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ our risen Lord. I trust that your week is going well; it is almost the weekend, and time for our Lord’s Day gathering. I am looking forward to worshiping with you and thinking about Psalm 23. If you haven’t already, take some time to […]

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Transform

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ. This coming Lord’s Day we continue our summer series in the Psalms by looking at Psalm 19. Psalm 19 is all about knowing God, and in particular, how we can know God. God graciously chooses to reveal himself in several different ways: the book […]

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Psalm Study

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Rock, our Refuge and our Redeemer. As we continue our journey in some selected psalms this summer this week we come to Psalm 16. Chad will present the beauties of this psalm for us. Do you ever find life hard? Does it […]

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Ascension

Greetings friends in the grace of Christ our risen and ascended Lord. Below are a few notes from this morning’s sermon on the ascension of Christ. Due to time I was unable to develop thoughts on the priestly office of Christ this morning. Thus, these notes contain some expanded thoughts on the priestly office of Christ […]

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Prayer

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our great High Priest. I posted last evening a note on the RPC group about the Gardendale small group study on prayer and noted that we would look at Keller’s essay on Kingdom-centered praying for our next study on May 28. Here is the […]

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Rejoicing

Greetings friends and grace to you in the name of Christ, our risen Lord. It was good being back with you this Sunday in worship; Michelle and I missed you much while away. Our visit with a supporting church in Jacksonville, Florida was good. The Lord blessed the preaching of His Word and we gained […]

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