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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from July 2017 through September 2017)

    Bruce, Robert. The Way to True Peace and Rest. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth,  2017.   This is the most recent Puritan Paperback put out by the Banner and it is a good one. Robert Bruce (1554-1631) was a minister in Edinburgh Scotland and a leading Reformer. This is his exposition of 38:1-22. There are six sermons full of beauty, challenges and gr...

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Special Visitor from Southeast Asia

This coming Sunday we will have one of our dear friends working in the Pacific Rim return to Providence. This family has been faithfully in the field for the last seventeen years. They serve in an area that is hostile to the gospel. I hope you will make a special effort to come hear him preach at our morning services and hear testimonies of God’s work on the other si...

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Church History Conference Coming October 29-30

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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses upon the Wittenberg Church door. Luther's purpose was to initiate a debate about abuses within the Roman Catholic Church. His protest drew attention to false teachings such as the sale of indulgences and the concept of purgatory. It was a public moment that launched the Protestant Reformation and b...

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New Sunday School Classes are set to begin in October!

Below are the classes that will be offered in the fourth quarter of this year. Begin praying about where the Lord would have you for the remaining three months of 2017.    Spiritual Gifts 101 Teacher:  Mike Hutchison Textbook: The Bible             The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:1, &ldqu...

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Providential Potlucks

As the organizer, I had asked Jim Carter if he would write a word about our Providential Potlucks and why they are important. He told me he couldn't say it any better than this article by Mary Mohler, wife of SBTS president, Al Mohler. (https://cbmw.org/series/hospitality-matters/hospitality-matters-the-true-purpose-of-hospitality/)  I have to agree. It is well done a...

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