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Is Church Discipline A Bad Idea?

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Recently I preached from 1 Corinthians chapter 5.   As a follow-up, some who listened to that sermon might be asking the question, “Is church discipline a bad idea?” My first response would be to warn us about using such a pragmatic test for such an important issue.  The real issue is whether or not the […]

Whose Money Is It Anyway – Week 2

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We are 2 weeks into our study of John MacArthur’s book, Whose Money Is It Anyway?. If you want to review chapter 2 of the book, here is the outline we followed in our discussion. Whose Money Is It Anyway Week 2

12 Evil Things : Part 3 – Murder

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On Sunday August 23, 2015 we continued our current 12-part sermon series based on Jesus’ list of evil things in Mark 7:21-23. The third item on this list is murder. I am uploading a rough draft of the sermon notes in PDF form for those who missed the sermon. Sermon August 23 2015 Mark 7 […]

Sermon Notes from August 16 2015

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Jesus lists 12 evil things which defile a person.  He lists these in Mark 7:1-23. We are looking at each of the 12 evil things while asking ourselves, “What would our lives look like if we became serious about eradicating Jesus’ list from our homes and our church?” TERC Sermon Manuscript 8 16 2015 Mark […]

Fall Sermon Series – 2015

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At TERC we’ve been working our way through the Gospel of Mark this year.  In early August we landed in Mark 7:1-23.   After taking time to reflect on Jesus’ overall message concerning outward -vs- inward sources of spiritual defilement, we are now giving careful consideration to 12 evil things which originate from within us.   These […]

We had fun in the Son @ TERC

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On Wednesday evenings for the past 3 weeks we gathered at 6:00 p.m. with the intent of spending time with the school-age children of our church and extended families.  As we are a “church being planted” our meeting schedule is limited in scope.  We provide those who are 5 years of age or younger with […]

The Gospel of Mark profiles Jesus’ geographical influence

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“A large crowd” gathers from extensive geographical regions, not only from Galilee but from Judea (including Jerusalem), from Idumea 120 miles due south, from points east of the Jordan, and from Tyre and Sidon fifty miles to the north. Equally remarkable is the ethnic diversity of the crowd. Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem were principally Jewish […]

Sermon Notes from March 29, 2015

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INTRODUCTION Have you ever been completely misunderstood; even by your family; even to the point of being accused of the complete opposite of who you are, what you believe, or what you meant?   Jesus of Nazareth can certainly relate to your experience.   Mark 3:20-35 is one of those passages in the Bible which, despite the […]