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10:30am – Morning Worship
5:30pm – Evening Worship
(at St. Paul's Lutheran,
604 Pitt St. Mt. Pleasant)
Church Address
Moultrie Middle School
645 Coleman Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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Archives for September 2014

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Sermon Discussion Questions - September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014: AMLuke 9:18-221) What all do we learn from Christ's example of prayer?2) Why do we pray if God already knows? What does prayer do?3) How do we sometimes act as "momentary atheists"?4) What is significant about Peter's confession of Jesus as "the Christ of God"?5) What is the importance of confessing our faith? If we confess Christ, what should o...

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Sanctification & the Heidelberg Catechism

Sanctification the Heidelberg Catechism Exploring the Heidelberger's robust doctrine of progressive sanctification In the recent and engaging discussions on the doctrine of sanctification, I have found it interesting that some in my own denomination, The Presbyterian Church in America, are quicker to reference the Heidelberg Catechism (HC) than the Westminster Standar...

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Sermon Discussion Questions - September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014: AMLuke 9:10-171) How did Christ respond to the crowds? Why is that important to notice?2) Why should Jesus' response to the crowds encourage us today?3) What crucial truth had the disciples forgotten when they were perplexed about feeding the crowds? How do we manifest this same forgetfulness / lack of faith?4) Why did Jesus feed the crowds? Wha...

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Fighting For the Truth

Fighting For the Truth The Apostle Paul exhorted his disciple Timothy to "fight the good fight of faith" (I Tim. 6:12a). Central to this "fight of faith" was defending the truth against those who "teach a different doctrine" and do not "agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness" (I Tim. 6:3). In some of his last writt...

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Sermon Discussion Questions - September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014: AMRuth 1:1-51. What is the ultimate purpose of biblical narrative and history? Why do we say this?2. What is the historical setting of the book of Ruth?3. Does it seem that "sojourning" in Moab was a God honoring decision? What sort of attitude does such a decision indicate? How might we be tempted to "sojourn in Moab"?4. How do things go "from ...

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In the Spiritual Ditch?

In the Spiritual Ditch? Have you ever felt like you were in a spiritual ditch? Perhaps you feel that way right now. Your heart feels cold towards God, His Word, and His kingdom priorities. God seems distant. Your zeal for the Lord has waned. Your affections towards Christ have steadily declined. Your eyes are dry, and your love and concern for others feels strained and fo...

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Sermon Discussion Questions - September 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014: AMLuke 9:1-91) What did Pastor Jon mean by saying that the Kingdom of God "has come, is coming, and will come"?2) Why is it important to understand the concept of the Kingdom of God in the Gospels?3) What did Christ commission his disciples to do? Why is this unrepeatable?4) What is the difference between the Great Commission and the Great Comman...

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The Public Reading of Scripture

For centuries, Protestant and Reformed liturgies have included a substantial reading of Scripture. How is it, then, that a person can walk into most present-day evangelical worship services and hear so little of the reading of God's Word? Although congregations boast in the inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of God's Word, it is ironic that many church services are indi...

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