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At Home with The Trails March 22, 2020

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Worship with usSundaysat 10 AM on our Facebook Page Each week we are unable to gather together in person, we will be publishing a bulletin that corresponds with the service, including a lyric sheet for the hymns we sing. We will also be publishing a new Trails Kids lesson and encourage you to continue to journey through the bible with your children, showing them how each...

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At Home with The Trails March 15, 2020

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CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH Romans 14:7-8 SCRIPTURE READINGS Psalm 28:7-9, Romans 8 DEVOTIONAL The New City Catechism begins with the question, "What is our only hope in life and death?" If we simply pause there for a moment before rushing to its answer, we may feel the exposing impact of those words ringing in the air. What is our only hope in life and death?...

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Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

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It goes without saying that we are in a crazy, unprecedented time (but not completely unknown, see the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic). Worry and fear and confusion are everywhere. We look to scientists, governments, and media for answers and quick solutions, but none have surfaced. The unscientific and unpopular answer seems to be: "well, I guess we've just got to hold on" wh...

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Theirs Is the Kingdom of Heaven

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Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:1-3) The Sermon on the Mount is regarded as the greatest sermon preached in history, for it is a sermon preached by the Lord Jesus himself. "The Se...

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Don't Put Your Best Foot Forward

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When applying for a job, it is normal and responsible for a person to put their best foot forward. A job seeker wants to portray themselves at their best, as well as convey their potential to succeed. It is also normal for us to do this in our everyday lives. We love for others to see how well our family is flourishing and to highlight the wonderful moments we get to bea ...

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Advent Love

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For the past few weeks of advent, we have been speaking about thehope, peace, and joy we have in Christ.During this season, we arereminded of God's great love for us in sendinghis Son to earth to be born as a baby who would later die on the cross for our sins toreconcile us back to God. We see this in 1 John 4:10,"In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he lov...

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Advent Joy

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One of the most loved Christmas carols of all time is, in fact, not a Christmas carol at all. The song is so familiar and its words are so well known that you really don't notice that the song does not include a single detail of Jesus' birth: no stable, no shepherds, no wise men, no Mary or Joseph, no little town of Bethlehem or choirs of angels or silent nights. It's "J...

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Advent Peace

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As you know, we are in the season of Advent; that time in the Christian calendar when we as a church are preparing our hearts and minds for the celebration of Christmas. Isaiah the prophet spoke of the coming of Christ as a baby when he said: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Won...

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Advent Hope

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As the people of God, this is the time of year that we celebrate Advent, the season leading up to Christmas. Through these four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day, we remember that for thousands of years, God's people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God's salvation. They were awaiting a Savior. That's whatadventmeanscoming. This week we praise the Lord for...

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Singing Through Sorrows

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Psalms chapters 3-7 contain a consistent theme of being oppressed, persecuted, and suffering. We have seen how to seek the Lord as we face anxious days and trust him through the night. We have learned more about praying not around our sorrows, or in between our sorrows, but through them. We have seen in each of these Psalms wthe importance of calling upon the Lord in ever...

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