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Thoughts on Family Worship

A global pandemic creates a number of hardships, but also some surprising opportunities. For Christian families, one of those opportunities concerns family worship. When you can't gather with your church, family worship takes on a new level of importance! How can parents make the best use of this time to cultivate faithful habits in family worship? Perhaps the best place ...

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Advent 2017

Jesus Christ's first advent was the defining moment of human history. All that preceded Christ's coming was preparation, all the follows is explanation (through the proclamation of the gospel), and all that remains is consummation. History hinges on the coming of Christ, so that the most pressing question facing every person concerns the identity of the Child born in Bethl...

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Order of Service - July 9, 2017

Order of Service for July 9, 2017...

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Order of Service - July 2, 2017

Call to Worship: Psalm 107:1 Congregational Song: Across the Lands Corporate Confession of our Faith (from The Apostle's Creed) We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. T...

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Order of Service - June 4, 2017

Preview of Sunday's Service...

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Order of Service - May 21, 2017

Call to Worship: Psalm 117 Congregational Song: All Creatures of Our God and King Congregational Song: God Over All Corporate Prayer of Confession (Based on Exodus 20:1-17) Silent Prayer for Private Confession of Sin Corporate Confession of Assurance from God's Word (From Psalm 103:9-12) Congregational Song: See the Destined Day Arise Scripture Reading: Psalm 115 M...

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Order of Service - May 7, 2017

Call to Worship: Psalm 67:1-3 Congregational Song: Psalm 24 - The King of Glory Congregational Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Remembering the Reality of our Sin and the Saving Grace of God* What is sin? Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his...

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A King for God's Kingdom: A Sermon Series in 1-2 Samuel

It is one of the more powerful passages in Scripture. The apostle John has been exiled to a remote island in the Mediterranean, but he is not alone. God the Holy Spirit is present, and he gives John a vision of what is to come. In one of the high points of the vision, John sees One who has the authority to rule and reign over God's people: Then I saw in the right hand o...

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Order of Service - April 30, 2017

Call to Worship: Psalm 46:1-3 10-11 Congregational Song: A Mighty Fortress is Our God Congregational Song: We Believe Remembering God's Grace Throughout the Seasons of Life Sovereign God, we confess this morning that you often bring us to the valley of vision. Here, we live in the depths, only to see you in the heights. We are often hemmed in by many foes, but still, ...

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Order of Service - April 9, 2017

Preview of Sunday's Worship Gathering...

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Order of Service - April 2, 2017

Call to Worship: Psalm 148:1-5a Congregational All Creatures of Our God and King Congregational Song: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery Corporate Element: Remembering Our Sin and God's Steadfast Love in Jesus Christ Almighty and Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you and against one another, both in what we have done and what we have left undone. We re...

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Easter 2017

A Preview of our Easter Series from the Gospel according to Matthew...

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MBC Women's Retreat Schedule and Overview

We hope you will join us for our first ever Women's Retreat, April 21-22, 2017. The theme for the weekend is "Faithful God" and we will be looking at God's faithfulness to his people in the book of Ruth. We will close the weekend with a time of praying together. Registration ends this Sunday, March 26!...

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Order of Service - March 19, 2017

Call to Worship: Hebrews 1:1-4 Congregational Song: He is Exalted Congregational Song: See the Destined Day Arise Corporate Element: Reflecting on Christ's Humility and Glory What do we confess concerning Jesus Christ? We confess that Jesus Christ is the only Redeemer of God's elect. Being the eternal Son of God, he became man for us and our salvation, and so he contin...

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Order of Service - March 12, 2017

Call to Worship: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 Congregational Song: Immortal, Invisible Congregational Song: God Over All Corporate Prayer of Confession Father of mercies, we confess that we have sinned against you. By your Holy Spirit, come and work repentance in our hearts. Help us to see you as you are a loving Father who is patient with us and powerful to save. Help us to see...

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Christmas Eve Service

A preview of our Christmas Eve service...

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Advent 2016

The word advent simply means arrival. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day, the church celebrates the birth, or the arrival, of Jesus Christ. We purposefully slow down during this hectic season to remember and celebrate the miracle of miracles that the eternal Son of God took on human flesh for the salvation of his people! Advent both looks back and looks fo...

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Order of Service - July 3, 2016

Call to Worship: Psalm 18:1-3 Congregational Song: A Mighty Fortress is Our God Congregational Song: The Solid Rock Corporate Prayer of Confession: Remembering Our Sin and God's Amazing Forgiveness in Jesus Christ Congregational Song: Not in Me Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Ministry of Prayer Congregational Song: I Hear the Words of Love Ministry of the W...

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Order of Service - May 22, 2016

Call to Worship: Psalm 33:4-8 Congregational Song: Immortal, Invisible Congregational Song: He is Exalted Corporate Prayer of Confession: Remembering Our Sin and God's Amazing Forgiveness in Jesus Christ Congregational Song: Hallelujah! What a Savior! Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55 Ministry of Prayer Congregational Song: O Great God Ministry of the Word: "The Living ...

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Order of Service - May 15, 2016

Call to Worship: Ephesians 1:3-6 Congregational Song: Come Praise and Glorify Congregational Song: The Glorious Christ Reflecting on the Holiness of God Congregational Song: Holy, Holy, Holy Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:1-7:1 Ministry of Prayer Congregational Song: He Will Hold Me Fast Ministry of the Word: "Strive to Enter God's Rest" from Hebrews 4:1-11 Co...

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Some Resources and an Idea

Based on Sunday's sermon, here are some resources and an idea for further discipleship....

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Order of Service - April 10, 2016

Call to Worship: Psalm 100 Congregational Song: All Creatures of Our God and King Congregational Song: God Over All Remembering Our Sin and God's Amazing Forgiveness through Jesus Christ Scriptural Call to Confession: Isaiah 53:4-6 Corporate Prayer of Confession Scriptural Assurance of Forgiveness: 2 Corinthians 5:21 Congregational Song: Jesus Thank ...

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New Location & New Time

Details on our new location and new start time...

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Order of Service - March 27, 2016

Call to Worship: Psalm 98:1 Congregational Song: Come People of the Risen King Congregational Song: He is Exalted Remembering Our Sin and God's Amazing Forgiveness in Jesus Christ: The Power of the Cross with Readings from Matthew 27 Scripture Reading: Psalm 16 Ministry of Prayer Congregational Song: And Can it Be Ministry of the Word: "Jesus Defeated Death through ...

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Order of Service - March 13, 2016

Call to Worship: Psalm 113:1-4 Congregational Song: Immortal, Invisible Congregational Song: Oh How Good It Is Corporate Confession of Our Confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ Congregational Song: Oh the Deep, Deep Love Scripture Reading: John 14:1-24 Ministry of Prayer Congregational Song: Rock of Ages Ministry of the Word: "How We've Come to Know that We Know Him"...

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Order of Service - February 28, 2016

The order of service for Sunday's worship gathering...

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Order of Service - February 21, 2016

A preview of Sunday's worship gathering....

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Order of Service - February 14, 2016

A preview of Sunday's gathering of Midtown Baptist Church...

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Order of Service - January 31, 2016

Our order of service for Sunday, January 31, 2016...

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Order of Service - January 24, 2016

The order of service for our worship gathering on January 24, 2016...

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Order of Service - January 17, 2016

The order of service for our worship gathering on January 17, 2016....

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New Year - New Location

Beginning January 3, Midtown Baptist Church will gather for worship at The Crowne Plaza Hotel (201 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211). Our worship service will begin at 10:30am in the Jackson Ballroom, and our children's classes will be the in Stitt and Roosevelt Rooms. There will be a check-in station for children's ministry, as well as signs directing you to the ap...

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New Song for Sunday - "God is With Us"

On Sunday, we'll be singing a new song entitled, "God is With Us." See you on Sunday!...

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Introducing Amos

A short introduction to our sermon series in Amos...

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Order of Service - September 6, 2015

Call to Worship: Psalm 98:1-3 Congregational Song: Immortal, Invisible Congregational Song: Holy, Holy, Holy Reflecting on the Holiness of God The Lord is majestic in holiness, far above the creation, unsurpassed in beauty, glory, and splendor. "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" (...

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Resources on Marriage and Homosexuality

In light of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, many Christians are asking, "How should we respond?" This post is a clearinghouse of resources that can help us answer that question. As new resources become available, we'll include them on this post. Articles Everything Has Changed and Nothing Has Changed (Al Mohler). This is a good article for understa...

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Simple Evangelism

What's the simplest form of evangelism in a church?...

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Order of Service for November 23, 2014

Order of Service for November 23, 2014...

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Evangelism and the Workplace

What does evangelism look like in the workplace?...

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Ingredients of an Evangelistic Church Culture

What are some ingredients of an evangelistic culture in the local church?...

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A Culture of Evangelism

How can the church create a culture of evangelism?...

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Dever on Surviving a Cultural Crisis

Mark Dever writes the following concerning Christianity's current crisis in America: It's easy to feel like we've become the new "moral outlaws," to use Al Mohler's phrase. Standing up for historic Christian principles will increasingly get you in trouble socially and maybe economically, perhaps one day also criminally. It's ironic that Christians are told not to impose...

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Order of Service for October 26, 2014

Order of Service for October 26, 2014...

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Spurgeon on Acts 8:30

Yesterday, our sermon text was Acts 8:26-40. In that scene, Philip encountered an Ethiopian eunuch reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked the eunuch a good question - "Do you understand what you read?" In 1884, Charles Spurgeon preached a wonderful sermon reflecting on Philip's question. You can read the sermon here, and I commend it to you as a means of further fee...

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Sermon Study - Acts 2:37-41

Sermon Study for "Pentecost: What Shall We Do?" from Acts 2:37-41....

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Sermon Study - Acts 2:22-36

Sermon Study for "Pentecost: This Jesus is Both Lord and Christ" from Acts 2:22-36...

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Sermon Study - Acts 2:1-21

Sermon Study for "Pentecost: What Does it Mean?" from Acts 2:1-21...

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Sermon Study - Acts 1:12-26

"Apostasy and Apostleship: Understanding the Unstoppable Plan of God" from Acts 1:12-26. You can listen to the sermon here. Sermon Review As you look over these verses, you might notice that this text feels a little out of place compared to what is around it. Our text is bracketed by two extremely significant events in the history of the church. Prior to our text, we hav...

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Sermon Study - Acts 1:6-11

Sermon Study for "Christ's Ascension: The King Commissions His Church" from Acts 1:6-11...

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Sermon Study - Acts 1:1-5

Sermon Study for "Acts: The Risen Christ, the Promised Spirit, and the Proclaimed Word" from Acts 1:1-5...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 5:12-14

Sermon Study for "Stand Firm in God's Grace" from 1 Peter 5:12-14...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 5:6-11

Sermon Study for "Humble and Vigilant" from 1 Peter 5:6-11...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 4:12-19

Sermon Study for "Joyfully Entrusting Ourselves to a Faithful Creator" from 1 Peter 4:12-19...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 4:7-11

Sermon Study for "Godliness in Light of the End" from 1 Peter 4:7-11....

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 4:1-6

Sermon Study for "Armed for Righteousness" from 1 Peter 4:1-6...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 3:18-22

Sermon Study for "The Risen Christ is the Victorious Sufferer" from 1 Peter 3:18-22...

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Commit Yourself to Scripture in 2014

A Summary of Bible Reading Plans...

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Sermon Study - John 1:14-18 (Advent Week 4)

Sermon Study for "The Word Became Flesh" from John 1:14-18...

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Sermon Study - John 1:9-13 (Advent Week 3)

Sermon Study for "Becoming Children of God" from John 1:9-13...

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Sermon Study - John 1:1-5 (Advent Week 1)

Sermon Study for "In the Beginning" from John 1:1-5...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 3:8-12

Sermon Study for "The Blessing of Godliness" from 1 Peter 3:8-12....

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 3:1-7

Sermon Study for "The Gospel Witness of Holy Homes" from 1 Peter 3:1-7....

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:18-25

Sermon Study for "Servants, Masters, and the Example of Christ" from 1 Peter 2:18-25...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:13-17

Sermon Study for "Honor to All as God's Servants" from 1 Peter 2:13-17...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:11-12

Sermon Study for "The Witness of Holiness" from 1 Peter 2:11-12...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:9-10

Sermon Study for "A People to Proclaim God's Glory" from 1 Peter 2:9-10...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:4-8

Sermon Study for "The Living Stone and God's New People" from 1 Peter 2:4-8...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 2:1-3

Sermon Study for "Longing for God's Word" from 1 Peter 2:1-3....

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:22-25

Sermon Study for "Born Again Through the Word to Love One Another" from 1 Peter 1:22-25...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:17-21

Sermon Study for "Fearful but Confident" from 1 Peter 1:17-21...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:13-16

Sermon Study for "Hopeful Holiness" from 1 Peter 1:13-16...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:10-12

Sermon Study for "The Greatness of the Gospel" from 1 Peter 1:10-12...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:6-9

Sermon Study for "Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief" from 1 Peter 1:6-9...

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Order of Service for August 25th

The Order of Service for Sunday's Worship...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:3-5

Sermon Study for "Praise God for a Living Hope" from 1 Peter 1:3-5...

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Sermon Study - 1 Peter 1:1-2

Sermon Study for 1 Peter 1:1-2...

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Spring Ministry Update

Spring is drawing to a close, and summer will soon be in full swing. This summer will be an important time for our congregation. With that in mind, I wanted to briefly update you about the ministry here at Midtown Baptist. Any update must begin with God's grace to our church. It is overwhelming to me that such a young church would be the recipient of so much grace! Let me...

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"God Glorified in Man's Dependence"

How does our dependence work to glorify God? Jonathan Edwards tries to answer that question....

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Keller - "Learn biblical doctrine...for your health."

Why should Christians care about doctrine?...

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Resources on the Ending of Mark's Gospel

How should we think about the end of Mark's Gospel? And how does the issue actually increase our confidence in Scripture?...

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Sunday Song: "Glorious Christ"

We'll be singing this song on Sunday morning!...

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Spurgeon on Church Growth

How Spurgeon grow the Metropolitan Tabernacle?...

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Why Expositional Preaching? (Part 3)

What are the practical benefits of expositional preaching?...

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Why Expositional Preaching? (Part 2)

What are the reasons for expositional preaching? Here are a few:...

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Why Expositional Preaching? (Part 1)

Why does MBC preach consecutively through books of the Bible?...

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Why Do You...?

People often ask, "Why do you...?" We want to answer some of those frequently asked questions....

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Resources on Church Membership

Helpful Resources from 9Marks on Church Membership...

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Paul Tripp on New Year's Resolutions

Paul Tripp with helpful thoughts on New Year's Resolutions...

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Learning to Pray with Jesus

What can learn about prayer from Jesus' night in the Garden of Gethsemane?...

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Getting the Most Out of the Bible

Four Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Bible in 2013...

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Bible Reading Plans

The Bible is a big book. Having a reading plan can help make it more manageable....

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Dead Bones That Live

What will make the difference in your spiritual life this year?...

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