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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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Week 26 | 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 #26 Q. What else does Christ's death redeem? A.Christ's death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as ...

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Prayers for Mexico

One of our members passed along the following information from a prayer guide created by her father, a minister in Mexico. Please consider this information as we pray for the people and nation of Mexico ahead of their elections on July 1st. OPEN POSITIONS More than 18, 300 positions will be filled in this election in these areas: President 128 Senators 96 ( 3 from each...

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Week 25 | 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 #25 Q. Does Christ's death mean all our sins can be forgiven? A. Yes, because Christ's death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God ...

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The 46th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America

Dear Willow Creek Church Family: The 46th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was, in my estimation, one of the warmest and most efficient assemblies in recent history. This was, in no small part, due to the effective leadership of Stated Clerk, L. Roy Taylor, and this year's moderator, Rev. Irwyn Ince. I've prepared the following to provide a br...

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Q&A | "Why do you baptize babies?"

Willow Creek Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination that practices something calledpaedo-baptism (from the Latin,paedo, meaning children). Recognizing that many of our members and neighbors come from Baptist (more specifically,credo-baptist) backgrounds and convictions, I wanted to share a few resources to outline and explain our und...

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It's General Assembly Week

Willow Creek Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America. Every year, representatives from our churches gathering for General Assembly. This year, representatives will gather in Atlanta (June 11-15). A few years ago, Stephen Estock, Coordinator of Christian Discipleship Ministries, provided a nice overview of General Assembly in the following: What is the Gene...

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