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Resources for Studying Mark

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This Sunday we begin a new sermon series studying the Gospel according to Mark. We are excited to dig into this book of the Bible, and wanted to give some helpful resources to complement our sermon series and Community Group discussions too! These two videos and downloadable PDF are from The Bible Project....

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Discipleship Centered on Remembering

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All throughout the Old Testament, there is a call to “remember.” From setting up the Eben-ezer after the Lord defeated Joshua’s enemies, to establishing the Passover as a memorial to recall God’s powerful deliverance in the Exodus, and then a repeated call to remember the Lord all throughout Deuteronomy as Israel is about to enter the Promised Land. The people of G...

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Why We Fight: God's Counsel for the Ongoing War with Sin

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It has been stressed from the beginning of Holland's series on discipleship that the constant “death to self” is a vital part of our life in Christ. This is because when we are born again through faith, our hearts become irreversibly, unshakably devoted to Jesus Christ, and hostile to sin, but our bodies remain corrupt....

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Who should I disciple?

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While everyone should be discipled, not everyone is actually ready or willing to be discipled, and the book of Proverbs gives us some guidance on this. ...

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Praying to God as Our Father

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Through faith in Jesus, we can approach the Sovereign Lord as our loving Father in heaven. He knows our needs, cares for our struggles, delights to hear our prayers, and is committed to shaping us after the image of his son, Jesus....

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New Poem: "Heaven's Call"

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Hello brothers and sisters. First, I would like to express my gratitude for all of you. Your service, compassion, and perseverance continues to inspire me, and I have very often thanked the Lord for surrounding me with such a strong family in Christ. Therefore, I hope that this poem is helpful and encouraging to you, as you have been to me. I have prayed that it will stir ...

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7 Ways to Pray for our Church

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As we prepare for our first Sunday service this month, and our first year together as Eastside Community Church, we would love to have as many people praying for us as we can. Here are 7 specific ways you can pray for us today, and throughout the year....

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What does our logo mean?

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Our church logo looks like both a crown and a community of people. The crown symbolizes that Christ is King, and the community symbolizes that we are the people of God's kingdom (the church). We live as the people of God's kingdom, an embassy and colony of heaven on earth, displaying the life of heaven on earth, and pointing to the day when heaven and earth are one, and we...

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