Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Combined Service this Sunday

With so many folks out of town, we are going to combine efforts with our sister church in Manchester, NH

The service will be in Manchester, here is the website for directions and general information.

10 a.m. Worship Service.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A blog everyone should be following

A blog everyone should be following, and praying along with this family.

A PCA minister in Western PA and his family's struggle with a rare disease that has affected their oldest daughter. Very heart wrenching stuff, but the witness of the gospel is impressive. This family seeks to be transparent and honest in their thoughts and feelings.

Here is the link to their blog. I have been a subscriber, I would encourage more to do so as well.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Modern Cathedral

I first saw this on CNN and did some research.

Instead of building the standard large gymnasium looking building, Calvary Church in Charlotte built this structure.

I think it is an interesting take on the traditional cathedral. What do you think?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pew Forum Research on Freedom of Religion

The Study has surprised a lot of people, 70% of the World's Population live in Countries that restrict Religious Freedom. India and China make up the bulk of that statistic.

We maybe a Global Society open to free trade, but not freedom of religion.

Click Here to read the CT Article on the Research

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sermon Text: Genesis 11:1-9

Gen. 11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.
Gen. 11:2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
Gen. 11:3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.
Gen. 11:4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
Gen. 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.
Gen. 11:6 And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
Gen. 11:7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
Gen. 11:8 So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
Gen. 11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused* the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sermon Text: Genesis 8

Gen. 8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
Gen. 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,
Gen. 8:3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated,
Gen. 8:4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Gen. 8:5 And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
Gen. 8:6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made
Gen. 8:7 and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.
Gen. 8:8 Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground.
Gen. 8:9 But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him.
Gen. 8:10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
Gen. 8:11 And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.
Gen. 8:12 Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.
Gen. 8:13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Gen. 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried out.
Gen. 8:15 Then God said to Noah,
Gen. 8:16 “Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.
Gen. 8:17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
Gen. 8:18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.
Gen. 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by families from the ark.
Gen. 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Gen. 8:21 And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse* the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.
Gen. 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”