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19
Aug

The Only Settled Word

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I don't know about you, but I don't like for anything to be unsettled!  I have no comfort zone when "things are up the air."  In many regards, we live in a time and in a world where much is unsettled.  Turmoil in the Middle East.  Markets that are in free fall.  Domestic violence running rampant.  I prefer, "resolve."  I prefer, "decisiveness."  I prefer, "settled!"  We settle elections.  We settle athletic contests.  We settle where the loyalty of our life is going to lie.  I believe in being, "settled!"  The psalmist brings great resolve and confidence to our hearts when he...
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03
Aug

Alive!

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On Tuesday, July 26, I read an article in a national newspaper than began with this line; "Yesterday, Dr. Tim Lahaye, died at the age of 90."  There is something intrinsically wrong with that line.  However, before I get to that inaccuracy, please allow me to simply mention an accurate assessment or two regarding, Dr. Lahaye.  He was a man of God!  He was a prominent figure in the Christian Fundamentalist movement.  He co-wrote the best selling, "Left Behind," series.  In all, sixteen novels were published between 1997 and 2007.  He was a long time leader of the Christian right.  He...
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15
Apr

In Christ

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IDENTITY:  Christianity is not defined by what we do, but what God has done. IDENTITY:  To be “In Christ” means your face has always been before the Father.  There has never been a time when he has not loved you. IDENTITY:  “In Christ” identity isn’t earned… It’s given! IDENTITY:  The enemies of identity in Christ – Pressure to perform, Fear of failure, Constant comparisons, Wrecked relationships, Fatigue and frustrations.  SOLUTION:  Rest in the finished work of Christ! IDENTITY:  Of what value is it for the preacher to tell us “Be Holy!” if he doesn’t tell us that we are Holy “In...
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25
Nov

Thanksgiving

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"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." Phil.1:3-5   Paul's heart is overflowing with Thanksgiving when he remembers the Phillppian Believers ... His Thanksgiving led to Joyful Prayer on their behalf.   This is a good word to us --- Whenever you pray for someone, begin by thanking God for them. Thank God for the role they've played in your life, for all they have done for you, or for the good things...
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30
Oct

Stay in the Race!

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Nowhere in Scripture are we promised that walking with or running with Christ is going to be easy … In fact, quite the contrary … “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 …   Hebrews 12:1-3, tells us, we are in a race … In that race there will be times (many of them) where we are tempted to quit on God and drop out of the race. These Hebrews believers were enduring an awful time of trial...
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02
Oct

Blog Thoughts

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Faith is a Journey and we are all wanting to grow in our Faith ... So, Don't stop believing God for yourself. Don't stop believing God for your children. Don't stop believing God for your Church ... In fact, wherever the Christian is involved the greatest thing we can do if God has called you to be there is to give the gift of faith, faith in an Almighty God ... When we were children we would sing, 'I am weak but He is strong' ... We are still weak, but the good news is, he is still Strong ... Truthfully,...
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Wednesday Night Classes are back in session
August 15 at 7:00 p.m., our Fall session of Wednesday night classes...
The RCC Food Pantry accepts donations
If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we wou...
PRAY 3:20
To Make God's People Aware That God's Church Thrives and Survives T...
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Wednesday Night Classes are back in session

 August 15 at 7:00 p.m., our Fall session of Wednesday night classes begin! If you have never attended on Wednesday nights, we encourage you to prayerfully consider being with us. There is something for everyone. Block off an hour this Wednesday and COME ON! 

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The RCC Food Pantry accepts donations

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

 

Canned vegetables 

Boxed dinners

Boxed rice

Pasta sauce

Canned meat

Canned fruit

Cereal

Dry beans

Can and dry milk

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup

Salt & Pepper shakers

Cooking Spray

Vegetable oil

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Diapers, wipes

Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

Thank you for your generosity to this very valuable ministry led by John and Vickie Woods

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PRAY 3:20

To Make God's People Aware That God's Church Thrives and Survives Through His Resurrection Power!

 

Remember to set your clocks each day to 3:20 (AM or PM) as a reminder to stop, read and pray over Ephesians 3:20.

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