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Paul Tripp: "In Your Suffering Don't Forget Eternity"

Suffering is so real, so physical, so emotional, and so life-dominating that it's hard to think of anything but the present moment of pain. Pain in your body can be heart-and life-dominating. It greets you in the morning, it nags you throughout the day, and it pulls the last groan out of you before you fitfully sleep. You can't run from it, because you have no ability to e...

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Big + Small + Serve

At Willow Creek Church, we want all of our members and friends "gathering big" on Sunday mornings in worship, "gathering small" in a small group our Bible study, and using their gifts to God's glory in our church and community. With the latter in mind, we have several serve opportunities! Want more information about any of them? Contact our church office (407-699-8211) an...

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The Bible Project: "Justice"

Paul begins Romans by establishing humanity's guilt before God.As we continue our sermon series, it might be helpful to take some time and discover what the Bible teaches about justice. Here is a helpful video from our friends at the Bible Project. ...

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Week 40 | 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 #40Q. Why should we pray?The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.Scripture ...

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PK's Sermon Notes: "What is an apostle? Are there apostles today?"

Paul, the author of the New Testament book of Romans, introduces himself as an "apostle" in Romans 1:1. Since the word "apostle" (Greek, apostolos) is no longer used much in general conversation, it might be helpful to explain what he meant by the term and what it means for Christians today. The word "apostle" is a Greek word. It simply means, "one who is sent." It carrie...

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R.C. Sproul: "Justification by Faith Alone: Martin Luther and Romans 1:17"

In this brief video, "R.C. Sproul describes the moment of awakening Martin Luther had as he read Romans 1:17, 'For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith.'" As we continue our sermon series in Romans, you might find it encouraging! bl ...

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Week 39 | 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 #39 Q. With what attitude should we pray?A. With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God's will, knowing that, for the sa...

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Reminder - Facility Care

We have such an amazing staff at Willow Creek! And it's a good thing - there is so much happening here! It takes every single member of our staff, each "on point" - focused on the specific areas to which God's called them - to make things happen. I'm grateful to God for every single one of them. Many of you know that we have a Minister of Member Care. His name is Jeff Sm...

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Romans: "Why are you preaching through Romans?"

A recent Ligonier Ministries study found that American evangelicals not only hold increasingly confused and conflicting religious beliefs, but often do so quite vigorously. There is an epidemic of misunderstanding in much of the church today.With that in mind, we'll start a sermon series in Romans this Sunday. Romans is one of the most concise while yet comprehensive expl...

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NEXT Vision Update - Elyse Fitzpatrick Coming to Willow Creek

An important aspect of our NEXT ministry vision is to help "all people, both inside and outside the church, to understand and embrace the gospel in practical ways, through training, outreaches, and events." We're all about the message of Jesus Christ. That's why I'm so excited to share that Willow Creek Church will host a special Elyse Fitzpatrick event sponsored by The H...

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