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Going Into the World with Hope (1 Peter 2:9-12)

1 Peter 2:9-12 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now …

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Growing in Grace: Do You Have Everything You Need or Did You Forget Something? (2 Peter 1:1-11)

2 Peter 1:1–11 (ESV) 1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has granted to us …

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Knowing Jesus Christ: The Value of Worship (2 Sam 6)

2 Samuel 6 (ESV) 6 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. 3 And they carried the …

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Going into the World with Hope (John 1:35-39, 43-46; John 4:28-30)

John 1:35-39 (ESV) 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to …

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Growing in Grace

2 Peter 1:3-11 (ESV) 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped …

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Knowing Jesus Christ (Rom 8:31-39)

Romans 8:31-39 (ESV) 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who …

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Our Core Values

Acts 2:42-47 (ESV) 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and …

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Core Values: 7. Expectant, Kingdom Focused Prayer

In the gospel the Kingdom of God-His loving design and reign over all of creation-has already been restored through the work of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit’s presence and yet we wait in anticipation for the full and complete restoration to come when Christ returns. Our attitude and action of prayer demonstrate a restless patience as …

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Core Values: 6. Healing for the Lost and Broken

In the gospel we are reminded that without Christ each of us is lost and broken and without hope not only because of hard things that have happened to us but because of our own desire to live without God.  We have received comfort from the unearned favor of our God.  We must offer that comfort to others.  We have …

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Core Values: 5. Missional Training and Multiplication

Jesus began a movement of the Kingdom of God that changed Jerusalem, Palestine, and eventually the world. He did this by intentional leadership training and discipleship of those who would train and disciple others. We have no delusions of grandeur. It will take a movement, driven by the Holy Spirit, to change even the Stafford area. We will train up …

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