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Evidences of Bitterness

Last Sunday we talked about bitterness and the way it can take hold of our hearts if we are not careful. Here are some evidences of bitterness shared originally by Lou Priolo in his booklet entitled "Bitterness: the Root that Pollutes".  Difficulty in resolving conflicts – Trying to resolve conflicts with someone you harbor business like trying to build a sk...

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Clayton Valley Church 50th Anniversary - A Documentary

Enjoy this short documentary celebrating Clayton Valley Church's 50 Years of faithful Gospel ministry....

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Clayton Valley Church 50th Anniversary - Memory Wall

In 1964 Pastor Bill Herzog along with three families gathered together on this side of Concord in order to begin a new church. They began meeting in the Farm Bureau building on Clayton Rd. and later were given the opportunity to purchase a 2 acre lot on Michigan Blvd. Today in 2014 we celebrate the legacy of those believers who had the vision, endurance and faith to make ...

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The Art of Good Thinking

There are a few books outside the Bible that I put in a special category. They have touched my life in a very significant way at a very significant time. It seems the Lord in His wisdom brings them across my path at just the right moment, when a particular trial weighs me down or when I'm in need of another perspective. Maurice Robert's book, "The Thought Of God" is one of...

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Four Promises You Can Count On

God has always shown Himself faithful by carrying out His promises and His warnings. In the book of Lamentations the prophet Jeremiah declares, The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.- Lamentations 3:22-23 This statement of God's great faithfulness comes from the prophet's lips...

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The Holiness of God

This past Sunday as a part of our series "Oh the Depths of the Wisdom of God", we explored the holiness of God together. I promised you that I would post this selection of Bible verses on our blog, because I was moving through them too quickly for those who were jotting down notes. Here are those verses along with their headings. May the Lord put all of us in a state of in...

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Self-righteous Religion vs. The Gospel

We recently spent time in the Gospel of Mark looking at Jesus' repsonse to the criticism of the Pharisees. They accused His disciples of doing what was not 'lawful' on the Sabbath (Mark 2:24). He responded to them by saying that the Sabbath was intended to be a gift to mankind for restoration, not a draining burden of man-made rules (Mark 2:27). He concluded His rebuttle o...

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18 Benefits of Christian Fellowship

In our high tech / fast-paced age it is so easy for Christians to neglect fellowship with other believers. This neglect can be very damaging to our spiritual lives. There are too many wonderful benefits that come from Christian fellowship for it to be habitually cast aside....

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The Cost of Prayerlessness

Let’s be honest, there are times that prayer is a battle. We want to seek God with diligence. We want to pursue Him in prayer not simply out of empty habit, but with true spiritual fervor yet there are times this escapes us. Why? The Bible would tell us that there are many reasons, the primary being this: we battle indwelling sin (Romans 7:15, 18). In other words, we...

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Reaching Farther Worldwide - Kenya

Our missionaries Hoyt and Lois Osborne have faithfully served Jesus in Kenya for over 25 years. This video is a beautiful way for you to visit them in the field without leaving home....

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