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Because the Time is Near

 By: John MacArthur
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"The end of the world is coming." From roadside signs to science fiction films, this slogan underscores our society’s nervous fascination with the future. Whether it’s a giant asteroid, a worldwide plague, or some other global catastrophe, the end of the world is a terrifying prospect—at least for those who have no idea what it will be like.

For Christians, however, the end of the world should be anything but dreadful. In fact, it should be something we look forward to. Why? Because God has told us how the world will end. And He has assured us that the end of this age will mark the beginning of a new, glorious one in which we will serve and worship Him in sinless perfection. Our eternal hope, as believers, is intimately tied to the end of this world.

All of this is laid out in the book of Revelation. Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who study and apply its message. As such, it is an essential part of every Christian’s devotional life. Those who ignore Revelation deprive themselves of a rich treasure of divine truth, and the promised blessings that come from understanding that truth. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.


Recommended Reading for December 2 &3, 2017
Sermon: "Jesus Shall Reign"  |  Chris Johnson
Revelation 1

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Christ-Centered Parenting
 By: Russell Moore & Phillip Bethancourt

Do you ever feel ill equipped to talk about the cultural issues of our day? Designed to help you lead your children and teens in a confident and responsible way, this 6-session resource will equip you to address pressing cultural topics which children of all ages, from preschoolers through young adults, face.

Recommended Reading for February 24 & 25, 2018
Sermon: "Truth and Love"  |  Chris Johnson
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12

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Come Let Us Adore Him
A Daily Advent Devotional
 By: Paul David Tripp
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The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

Recommended Reading for November 18 & 19, 2017
Sermon: "A Little Bit if Thanks Goes a Long Way"  |  Chris Johnson
Psalm 117

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Compassion: Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
 By: Joshua Mack
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Compassion is the emotion most frequently attributed to Jesus in the Gospels. But compassion is more than an emotion—it is a God-centered, God-inspired way of looking at the world with love. Compassion isn't optional! Using Jesus and Paul as examples, Joshua Mack gives practical starting points for treating others as God desires, being compassionate without sacrificing truth.

Recommended Reading for December 30 & 31, 2017
Sermon: "Moved with Compassion"  |  Westen Pursley
Mark 1:40-42

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 By: J. Mack Stiles
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Evangelism is more than a program.

Every few years, churches jump into the latest evangelistic fad. Leaders administrate the new program, and members go on a raid. But picture a church where evangelism is simply part of the culture. Leaders share their faith consistently and openly. Members follow, encouraging one another to make evangelism an ongoing way of life.

Such is the way of evangelism presented by this brief and compelling book. No program here. Instead, it just might give your church a new way to live and share the gospel together.

Recommended Reading for January 6 & 7, 2018
Sermon: "Fishers of Men"  |  Chris Johnson
Matthew 4:18-22

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 By: Randy Alcorn
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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

Recommended Reading for December 23 & 24, 2017
Sermon: "Heavenly Peace"  |  Chris Johnson
Revelation 21:1-8

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Let's Study Revelation
 By: Derek Thomas
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Derek Thomas shows that amidst the language and forms that dazzle and shock the book of Revelation is above all a book about Jesus Christ. Thomas takes us through the series of seven visions which show the outworking of the words of Jesus to Peter: 'I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'

Recommended Reading for December 16 & 17, 2017
Sermon: "What Are You Expecting"  |  Brad Hayen
Revelation 4-5

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Letter of the Revelation
 By: D.A. Horton
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Letters of the Revelation Bible Study Book includes six small-group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use This Study,” and tips for leading a group. The Bible Study Book, a vital component of a group member’s discipleship experience, includes optional personal-study activities that can be adapted to the individual’s specific needs or schedule.

John’s Revelation is perhaps the most studied and discussed book in the Bible. It begins with seven letters to seven different churches of the day: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Revelation and this study explore their challenges, failures, expectations, and victories. Through careful examination of these churches, group members will discover the cultural implications for those times and the ways John’s prophetic vision applies today. Participants will develop a better context for end-times theology and gain a greater understanding of the task that faces the church right now. Individuals will be challenged to repent and reorient their lives to the mission of the church, as revealed in the prophecies of John. They will learn that modern churches have shortcomings like those of the churches of Asia. Yet there is still time to awake from spiritual lethargy and deadness and embrace the mission God has for His church today.

Recommended Reading for December 8 & 9, 2017
Sermon: "Jesus Sees"  |  Chris Johnson
Revelation 2-3

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Liberating Ministry from the Successful Syndrome
 By: R. Kent Hughes

Every year thousands of God's servants leave the ministry convinced they are failures. Years ago, in the midst of a crisis of faith, Kent Hughes almost became one of them. But instead he and his wife Barbara turned to God's Word, determined to learn what God had to say about success and to evaluate their ministry from a biblical point of view.

This book describes their journey and their liberation from the "success syndrome"-the misguided belief that success in ministry means increased numbers. In today's world it is easy to be seduced by the secular thinking that places a number on everything. But the authors teach that true success in ministry lies not in numbers but in several key areas: faithfulness, serving, loving, believing, prayer, holiness, and a Christlike attitude. Their thoughts will encourage readers who grapple with feelings of failure and lead them to a deeper, fuller understanding of success in Christian ministry.

Recommended Reading for February 10 & 11, 2018
Sermon: "An Exeptional Church"  |  Chris Johnson

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
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The Relationship Principles of Jesus
 By: Tom Holladay

What would you give to radically improve, even transform, what matters most in your relationships?How about forty days of your time?In forty days, bring new depth and health to your marriage, your family, and your friendships. Six weeks to explore and implement six foundational principles that Jesus taught and lived. You’ll be equipped with insights and a practical path for fulfilling God’s intention for all your relationships―even the difficult ones.Shaped after Rick Warren’s monumental bestseller, The Purpose Driven® Life, this book invites you to learn from the Master of relationships. The Relationship Principles of Jesus will profoundly shape how you view relationships.

Recommended Reading for February 17 & 18, 2018
Sermon: "Games People Play"  |  Chris Johnson

1 Thessalonians 2:1-6
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The Upside Down Church
 By: Greg Laurie
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The Upside Down Church is a must-read for pastors and church lay leaders to help them grasp the principles of biblical church growth. Any church can revolutionize its community for Christ by following a biblical model for local church ministry. Readers will rediscover the first century church priorities of fellowship, evangelism, worship, and discipleship.

Recommended Reading for February 3 & 4, 2018
Sermon: "The Church With Heart And Hope"  |  Chris Johnson
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

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The Wiersbe Bible Commentary NT
 By: Warren W. Wiersbe
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Whether you are a pastor, teacher, or layperson, now you can study the Bible in easy-to-read sections that emphasize personal application as well as biblical meaning. Developed from Dr. Wiersbe’s popular “Be” series of Bible study books, this commentary carefully unpacks all of the New Testament.

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament offers you:

  • Dr. Wiersbe’s trustworthy insights on the entire New Testaments
  • New Biblical images, maps, and charts
  • Introductions and outlines for each book of the Bible
  • Clear, readable text that’s free of academic jargon

Let one of the most beloved and respected Bible teachers of our time guide you verse-by-verse through the Scriptures. It’s the trusted reference you’ll love to read.