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Independence Day 2019 — Let Freedom Ring

Independence Day 2019 — Let Freedom Ring

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  “In Congress, July 4, 1776.  The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...” In a document beginning with these words, on July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the…f America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to […]
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Welcome to our new Youth Minister

Welcome to our new Youth Minister

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“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul...You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”  ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭11:18-19‬ ‭ Sunday, June 30th was a day of joyful celebration as the congregation at Linder worshiped together, and then shared in a time of food, fellowship, and friendly conversation to welcome our new Youth Minister, Jared McCormick, his wife Brittany and their children to Meridian and our church family. We are very thankful that they arrived safely, have begun the process of settling into their new home, and are beginning the work with our teens and their families.  God has blessed us in so many ways, especially with our children, so we thank God that Jared has joined our…ch them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”  ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭11:18-19‬ ‭ Sunday, June 30th […]
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“If…then…” from the apostle Paul

“If…then…” from the apostle Paul

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“So, if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is…” That’s Colossians 3:1 in the CSB. What a statement! “Since you’ve been raised with Christ” recalls Romans 6:3-4: “Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we were buried with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.” When you’re baptized, or immersed, into Christ, you’re raised to a new life. So, what should you do then – from then on?! Seek, or pursue, things above. When you’re in Christ, you are to chase after spiritual, Godly things…with all your heart – for the rest of your life! What does that say about attending assemblies of your local congregation? If you’re “raised with Christ” you ought…lossians 3:1 in the CSB. What a statement! “Since you’ve been raised with Christ” recalls Romans 6:3-4: “Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we were buried with […]
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Mountain States Children’s Home Trip June 2019

Mountain States Children’s Home Trip June 2019

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Pressing on towards the Goal “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” ‭‭ Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ Painting fences, digging holes and trenches, planting trees, landscape maintenance, organizing storage rooms, assembling bikes, oiling saddles, cleaning out barns ... the list of tasks was extensive as a team of teens and adults, including parents, chaperones, and the dedicated kitchen staff arrived on the scene to perform various acts of service at Mountain States Children’s Home (MSCH). The setting for these activities is a lovely property with breathtaking views of the majestic Rocky Mountains on the horizon.  Located in Longmont Colorado, MSCH is a children’s home that serves to provide healing and restoration for wounded children. During the day, the 30+ members of the team were split into four working groups and assigned to various projects around…ze for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” ‭‭ Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ Painting fences, digging holes and trenches, planting trees, landscape maintenance, organizing storage rooms, assembling bikes, oiling saddles, cleaning out barns … the list […]
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The Wise Man built his house upon the Rock!

The Wise Man built his house upon the Rock!

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Vacation Bible School 2019 “The Wise Man built his house upon the Rock, the rains came tumbling down, and the house on the rock stood firm!” The words of this VBS song rang through the auditorium as over 50 kids sang the words and moved their hands in the actions of this song, based on one of Jesus’ teachings.  The theme of “Building a better life with Jesus’ at this year’s Vacation Bible School was reinforced by the LEGO themed decorations and crafts projects the children participated in during the event. Puppets and skits were used to teach lessons about kindness to others (John 4:1-42, Jesus and the Samaritan woman), Jesus’ power over fear, evil and disease (John 9, Healing the Blind man and  Mark 5:1-20, Curing the demon-possessed man), and everyone is worth saving (Acts 22, Saul of Tarsus becomes a Christian). The four evening event wrapped up on…wn, and the house on the rock stood firm!” The words of this VBS song rang through the auditorium as over 50 kids sang the words and moved their hands in the actions of this song, based on […]
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