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Daniel Hyde: "The Lord's Day Is a Gift from God"

Yesterday, Pastor Drew and I both mentioned how encouraged we are to see our members and friends on Sunday mornings, gathering for worship at God's gracious invitation. In this short article, Daniel Hyde outlines the gift of the Lord's Day, and how we - as God's people - can enjoy it to his glory....

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Week 31 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #31 Q. What do we believe by true faith?  A. Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these wo...

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Hebrews en Español

En el transcurso de los prximos aos, Willow Creek Church anhela convertirse en una iglesia an ms hospitalaria para nuestros vecinos de habla-Hispana. Sentimos el llamado de Dios de convertirnos en un ministerio multilinge por el cual estamos orando. Con eso en mente, nos complace en anunciarle que a partir del mircoles , 22 de agosto se llevar acabo nuestro primer estudio...

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Recommended: The Bible Project (Genesis 12-50)

As we begin our sermon series,The Life of Joseph, it's important to understand his life in context. Here is a short video from our friends at The Bible Project providing an overview of Joseph's dysfunctional, yet still highly favored, family. ...

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William Shishko: "The Principles of Public Worship, Part 2"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today.This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. 6. Public worship must be performed in spirit and in truth. Externalism ...

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NEXT Vision Update - Multilingual Ministry

Over the course of the next several years, Willow Creek Church hopes to become even more welcoming to our Spanish-speaking neighbors. We sense God's call to gradually become a truly multilingual ministry, and are praying and planning toward that end. With that in mind, we are so excited to announce our first Spanish language Bible study offering for adults, a class on Heb...

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William Shisko: "The Principles of Public Worship, Part 1"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today.This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. 1. Since the Holy Scriptures are the only infallible rule of faith and p...

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Men's Fellowship - Dinner at Papa Bees

On the last Wednesday of the month, the men of Willow Creek Church often meet for a time of dinner fellowship. This month, on July 25th, we will meet at Papa Bees in Longwood (6:30PM). Come out and join us! All are welcome....

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William Shishko: "What is Worship?"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today.This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. "The first foundation of righteousness undoubtedly is the worship of God...

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Week 30 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #30 Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ? A. Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trustin...

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Robert Smith Jr. on What To Do with ‘That’s Just Your Interpretation’

Robert Smith, Jr. shares briefly how to interpret Bible verses and passages properly, in their context. ...

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Nancy Guthrie on "What to Do When God's People Disappoint You"

Nancy Guthrie, one of my favorite Bible teachers, helps answer this difficult, even painful, question. What to Do When God's People Disappoint You from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo....

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Week 29 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #29 Q.How can we be saved? A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of...

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John Rinehart: "What God Thinks about You"

We all want to know who we are. We seek and search and try to "find ourselves." Many of us have taken personality tests and other assessments. We learn that we are a lion, a beaver, an ENFP, an activator, a competitor, a high I, high D. But as helpful as those tests can be, have you ever stopped to ask, "What does God think about me? Who does he say that I am?" In all my...

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Bryan Chapell: "Quiet Time Doesn't Earn God's Grace"

How does your time in prayer and God's Word affect your relationship with God? In this short video (less than 5 minutes), Rev. Dr. Bryan Chapell helps us rightly understand this important relationship. ...

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Joseph - Our New Sermon Series

Few lives have experienced more stunning rejections and reversals than Joseph. His life provides a beautiful portrait of God's power to redeem even the darkest and most discouraging circumstances for his glory and the ultimate good of his people. Facing discouraging circumstances? Feeling rejected, even forgotten? Fearing that your world is about to come undone? Joseph...

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Week 28 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #28 Q.What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? A. At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence o...

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Week 27 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #27 Q.Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? A. No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by ...

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