Ordo Salutis — Justification & Adoption

Tonight, we will be continuing our series on the Ordo Salutis.  Over the past couple of weeks we have covered quite a few topics and I hope that things are making sense for all of you.  In Week 1, we talked about Election & Calling, which are preliminary steps taken by God on our behalf.  […]

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Too Easily Pleased

From C. S. Lewis: “Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward…promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.  We are halfhearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants […]

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Plumbing & Philosophy

From John W. Gardner: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy.  Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”

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Ordo Salutis — Regeneration & Conversion

This week’s message was from one of our youth leaders, Matt Summitt: As you can see throughout the notes here, there are many Bible references, one quote I learned is “the best interpretation of Scripture is more Scripture”. I use this as my main use of study to understand the Bible better. Conversion When talking […]

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Alphabet Pockets

Good evening, everyone. I am constantly looking for good games/icebreakers to play with the teenagers on Wednesday nights or with the kids on Sundays. My ideas are collected from books, websites, camp, friends who are in ministry, etc. I believe in open-source ministry and resource sharing, so I will be posting games that that I […]

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Shaker Philosophy

  “Make every product better than it’s ever been done before. Make the parts you cannot see as well as the parts you can see. Use only the best materials, even for the most everyday items. Give the same attention to the smallest detail as you do to the largest. Design every item you make […]

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Ordo Salutis — Election & Calling

Tonight, we will be discussing a topic that sounds much scarier than it actually is.  The Ordo Salutis, which is Latin for “The Order of Salvation”, describes the process by which salvation is realized in our hearts and lives.  When early Christians began thinking about the ramifications of their faith in Christ (“I’m a believer, […]

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