Church Blog (Page 2)

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Gentle and Lowly: Sep 13-19

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 19-20 Discussion Questions: What are the implications of Eph. 2:1-3 for how we should interact with God, unbelievers, Christians, and ourselves? What has…

Gentle and Lowly: Sep 6-12

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 17-18 Discussion Questions: How are God’s compassionate ways not like our compassionate ways? How does it affect your heart to see how His compassion is not…

Getting Ready for New City Catechism!

As we prepare to jump into the New City Catechism, here are a few quick tips to help you get started: Download the mobile app or use the web app (newcitycatechism.com) to find additional content such as helpful commentary for each question and prayers written to help you respond to what you’ve read. Switch to children’s mode for condensed answers to each…

New Song: “Goodness of God”

Hi church family, This Sunday we will be singing a new song entitled “Goodness of God”.  This song helps us declare the reality that our Lord is faithful and good in the midst of the challenges and hardships we go through in life – what a truth to believe and sing out with faith! Much grace, Matt Lyrics: Verse 1 I love You Lord Oh Your mercy never fails…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 30-Sep 5

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 15-16 Discussion Questions: Goodwin says of God that “all his attributes seem but to set out his love.”  Consider this.  How does this statement affect your…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 23-29

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 13-14 Discussion Questions: When looking at the work and presence of the Holy Spirit in your life, in what ways are you encouraged?  Where are you discouraged? …

New City Catechism

If Sundays feel weird to you these days, you’re not alone!  Now that many of us are gathering for worship in the afternoons, what are we supposed to do with Sunday mornings?  Here’s a worthy goal:  Let’s give more of the Lord’s Day to the Lord!     One way we are seeking to do this as a church is by using an excellent resource called the New City Catechism.  It’s a…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 16-22

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 11-12 Discussion Questions: How is the perfection of Jesus’ emotional life an encouragement to you?   What aspects of Jesus’ friendship do you want to take more…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 9-15

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 9-10 Discussion Questions: How does Jesus advocate for you?  What difference does it make for you? Is the heart of Jesus beautiful to you?  Does it draw you…

Sunday Worship: Two Choices, One Message

As we are adding the option of outdoor worship on Sunday afternoons, we want to remind you that will continue to offer a video for worship at home throughout 2020. Whichever option you choose for worship (online or in-person), beginning this Sunday, August 9, you will hear a message from the same passage of Scripture. In other words, you can participate in one or the…

Any Updates for Sunday Afternoon August 2?

1:45pm: Restroom update: We’ve received a question about the availability of restrooms. Good news: we are able to use the indoor restrooms at Advent. Our hosts request that we wear facemasks inside the building. We also recommend accompanying children and using the available sanitizing wipes to clean after each use. 9:30am: Quick update on Sunday morning about…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 2-8

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 7-8 Discussion Questions: What do your sins evoke from the heart of Jesus?  How does that jive with His holiness? What is meant by Christ’s intercession for His…

Guidelines for Outdoor Worship

The guidelines below are designed so we can worship our great Redeemer together, in a wise, safe, and unified way. Our approach to these guidelines will lean on personal responsibility, mutual respect, and gospel unity.  Personal responsibility—because we count on individuals to make wise decisions Mutual respect—because we commit to considering the interests of others…