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The Rare Jewel | Contentment Described: Part 2

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Parenthetical page numbers are taken from the Puritan Paperback edition of this work, published by the Banner of Truth Trust. Last time we looked at the beginning of the first chapter of Jeremiah Burroughs' The Rare Jewel of Christ Contentment. There we expounded the first part of the definition of contentment which Burroughs uses throughout the entire book. Christian con...

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The Rare Jewel | Contentment Described: Part 1

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Parenthetical page numbers are taken from the Puritan Paperback edition of this work, published by the Banner of Truth Trust. We began this study with an introduction to the work, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, and a brief biography of its author, Jeremiah Burroughs. Throughout this classic Puritan book Burroughs seeks to show his readers the joy of Christian co...

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Pastoral Letter from Pastor Jon

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Dearest Christ Church Family, These are dark and challenging times for our nation. The same is true for the church. This perfect storm, a tempest fueled by Covid-19, racial tensions, violent riots, media hysteria, unbelief, and a massively consequential election cycle, has fostered considerable fear and confusion in our day. Anxiety, depression, and suicide have skyrocket...

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TONIGHT | Zoom Prayer Meeting

Dearest Christ Church Family, Please make plans to join us this evening (Tuesday) at 7:45 p.m. on Zoom for a special time of devotion and congregational prayer. The meeting will last one hour. After I lead us in a brief devotional, together we will "confidently draw near to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16). Similar t...

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The Rare Jewel: Introduction | New Series by Pastor Michael

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"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." These familiar words from Paul's letter to the Philippians contain within them both the promise of the Gospel and the call for sanctified Christian living in accordance with God's Holy Word. To put it into terms of the Reformed theologians, Philippians 4:11 reveals both gospel and law, held together in perfect harm...

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Demolition Continues at 486 Wando Park Blvd.

Dearest Christ Church, Last week, the renovation project at our new worship space at 486 Wando Park Blvd began in earnest as workers began to rip out old floors and prepare the building for the necessary remodeling that must take place before we can worship our Lord there. That demolition process started back up after the holiday weekend, and more progress will be made ev...

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Pastoral Letter | June 19

Dearest Christ Church Family, Who would have thought that 2020 would begin in such a fashion. Since the new year we've experienced a deadly pandemic, a mandated quarantine, an economic recession, ubiquitous protests over racial injustice, and destructive riots throughout every major American city. These social upheavals have disrupted our lives and schedules in myriad way...

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Four Simple (and pretty obvious) Ways to Improve Your Walk With God

Originally posted December 2018 Do you want to grow in your walk with God? Is spiritual progress a priority in 2019? The serious follower of Christ is committed to "grow[ing] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Pet. 3:18). His aim is spiritual maturity, not lifelong spiritual adolescence. God's Word commands his redeemed children to "grow up ...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Sanctification, Part I

The Nuts and Bolts of Sanctification, Part I God's saving grace in Christ is much bigger and more comprehensive than one might initially think. God's grace not only rescues, it renovates. It not only justifies, it sanctifies. It not only reconciles, it renews. It not only propitiates, it purifies. It not only delivers, it matures. Indeed, the sovereign grace of God not on...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Sanctification, Part II

The Nuts Bolts of Sanctification, Part II Definitive and Progressive Sanctification The grammar of God's Word teaches us that believers are sanctified (definitive sanctification), and are presently being sanctified (progressive sanctification). We have been set apart as holy (I Cor. 1:2), and are thus called to be holy (I Pet. 1:14-16; Col.3:1-17). God has definitively ...

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