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Eight ways to deal with your entertainment addiction (escaping from escapism)

Sunday morning, after our sermon on laziness, someone caught me at the door. He said, 'Blair, what you just preached is me. I really struggle with being distracted by ______________ that keeps me from resting, working well and enjoying God. You pegged me. But what do I do about it?' While Solomon offers his wisdom and counsel on this matter beginning in chapter 10. I reali...

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Thanks and Shalom!

To my Providence Famiy, A big heartfelt thank you. I was overwhelmed when I received the love offering for my mission trip to Ecuador in July. Thanks to your generous donations, the entire cost of the trip has been covered. I pray that my life and ministry there will give glory to God and that I will represent Providence Church in a Christ-like manner. Thanks and Shal...

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Unplug & CONNECT

Our theme this year's student retreat is how weCONNECTto the heart of the Father. Helping students learn what we were created for and finding their souls satisfaction in a closeCONNECTIONwith God means being willing toUNPLUGfrom the things of this world. Are our smartphones tools that facilitate our commitment to the central purposes and values of our lives, or are they...

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What if I told you that you would win the publisher’s clearing house sweepstakes?

What if I told you that you would win the publisher's clearing house sweepstakes? Would you send in your entry form? What if I told you that you will achieve great heights in your career? Would you make sure you attend college to prepare for it? What if I told you that you would win the championship? Would you show up for practice? What if I told you, your retirement plan ...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from January 2018 through March 2018)

What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from January 2018 through March 2018) Anon. Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Life from Beginning to End. Hourly History, 2017. The premise of the Hourly History publications is to introduce the reader to a subject in less than 60 minutes of reading. This one was on the life of the great engineer Isambard Brunel. He is considered one of Br...

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Verse by verse

I preach through the Bible expositionaly; which simply means I expound upon each verse as it comes in the text. Some of the topics I preach upon are a pleasure to address. Others can be awkward and difficult within a public setting. The upcoming verses in Proverbs 5 through 8 will be a challenge to some. Throughout these chapters, Solomon addresses the subject of marriage ...

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Preparing your heart for Resurrection Sunday

We have been hearing a lot about 'the heart' in our study of Proverbs. So, I want to address your heart concerning the events of the coming week. Lord willing, on Sunday morning, we will celebrate another Resurrection Sunday together as a church family. Now, we know that every Sunday should celebrate the risen Christ. But there is something special about celebrating the re...

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Serving the Lord through Monika Carroll

This is just a reminder that throughout this month, we are collecting money for Monika Carroll's trip to Ecuador. Monika has made eight previous trips to this beautiful country. And if you know Monika through her work at CEF, she is passionate about getting the gospel to children. Recently, she has branched out in working with children in very remote villages through min...

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Discipleship Projects or People?

This past Sunday, I preached a sermon on the topic of discipleship. Proverbs 4:10 and 13 taught us that those who are newer to the faith should remain in posture to receive wisdom from those more experienced in their faith. Likewise, we saw from Proverbs 4:11 that mature believers should be involved individually with a less mature believer in nurturing their growth throu...

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Global Hymn Sing this Sunday

During this Sunday's worship service, we will be singing the classic hymn by Isaac Watts, Jesus Shall Reign. We will be doing this in conjunction with churches all over the world who will also sing this hymn in multiple languages. The purpose is to draw attention to unreached people groups that still need to hear the gospel. This great hymn, based upon Psalm 66 reminds u...

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