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Month: March 2018

Bible Study – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12

Bible Study – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12

In our Bible Study on this Good Friday, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through a study of a passage we often read this time of year – Isaiah 52:13 – Isaiah 53:12. This section of Scripture describes, in amazing detail 700 years before the events occurred, just what our Savior’s suffering would be like. As we work through this passage, we’re going to ask and answer a number of questions: Who is this talking about? What is…

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Review – Hymn 153 – Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Review – Hymn 153 – Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

As we prepare our hearts for Holy Week, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew takes us through a study of the Lenten hymn “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.” This hymn takes us to the cross and urges us to see what our Savior Jesus does there for us. The hymn is based primarily on Isaiah 53:3-6, though it is full of other Scriptural references and allusions. In the first two stanzas we are confronted with the physical suffering Jesus endured on…

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Word of the Week – Hades

Word of the Week – Hades

Pastor Sam Rodebaugh defines the word “Hades” in our Word of the Week today. The word Hades can have different meanings depending on its context. It can refer to death or the grave or the place of eternal punishment for sin. In this episode Pastor Rodebaugh shows that Jesus has come to deliver us from Hades. Through His death on the cross, Jesus suffered death and endured the punishment of hell for our sins, and has now set us free…

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BIble Study – Hebrews

BIble Study – Hebrews

In today’s Bible Study episode, Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew take us through a study of the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is one of the more unique letters of the New Testament in that we do not know specifically who the author was, nor do we know the original audience. What we do know about the original audience is that they were Jewish Christians who were facing persecution and were wondering whether or not it was worth it to…

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CPR – School Shootings, Violence, and the Spiritual Decline of our Nation

CPR – School Shootings, Violence, and the Spiritual Decline of our Nation

In this week’s CPR episode, Pastors Mark Tiefel and Neal Radichel discuss a topic that has been on the hearts and minds of many in our nation – the topic of school shootings and violence. With yet another school shooting recently, this has become a hot topic in the political sphere with comments mostly focusing on the issue of gun rights and whether or not there should be stricter gun control. Sadly, what is almost completely overlooked in this discussion…

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Word of the Week – Humiliation/Exaltation

Word of the Week – Humiliation/Exaltation

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of Jesus’ Humiliation and Exaltation. These two words really encompass the life of Jesus from His conception through His resurrection and ascension, and they look forward to that day when Jesus will come again.¬†Philippians 2:5-11¬†gives a really nice summary of what Jesus’ humiliation and exaltation are all about:¬†“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God,…

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