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Preparing for Worship (01/09/11)

This Sunday a new sermon series called "Rooted," where we'll be walking through the clauses of the Apostles' Creed. For each clause in the creed, we're going to look at one Biblical text that illustrates it. This week we'll be talking about what it means to believe "in God the Father Almighty." The teaching will be based on Psalm 19:1-7. To prepare for worship, spend some ...

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Preparing for Worship (01/02/11)

This week we're excited to have Kurt Hannah speaking at New City. Kurt planted Missio Dei church in Asheville. He and his wife are Cincinnati natives and have recently moved back to the city to plant a new church here in Cincinnati. Kurt will be speaking from Colossians 1:1-14. To prepare for worship, read this passage and ask yourself what it is that Paul wants for believ...

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Preparing for Worship: Christmas Eve and 12/26/10

On Sunday, we'll meet as normal at 10:00 am at John P Parker School (5051 Anderson Place). Since there are traditionally twelve days of Christmas (also known as Christmastide - read about it here), we'll still be singing mostly carols in worship - "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Angels From the Realms of Glory," "On Christmas Day," "O Holy Night," and "To Us a Child is Born." ...

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Preparing for Worship (12/19/10)

This Sunday is the fourth in the Advent season. We'll begin our worship by singing "We Three Kings" - a great carol which talks about journeying to see the Christ child. We'll then have an Advent reading and meditation on the notion of Hope (Romans 15:13)....

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Preparing for Worship (12/12/10)

This Sunday is the third in the Advent season. To prepare for worship, take some time and reflect on the poem below by Madeleine L'Engle. We'll start our worship with the lighting of Advent candles and reading 1 John 4:9-12 which affirms the love of God as the motive for sending Christ into the world. ...

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Preparing for Worship (12/05/10)

This Sunday marks the beginning of the second week of Advent. We'll begin worship with the lighting of Advent candles and readings from Isaiah 9:2 and Luke 2:8-15, where we are reminded that, with Jesus, light has broken into a dark world. ...

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Christmas Invitation (Questions for Reflection)

Questions for reflection based on Isaiah 55:1-13...

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Preparing for Worship (11/28/10)

The season of Advent begins this Sunday. Advent is a time that focuses our attention on Christ’s first coming as well as his Second coming when he will return to redeem all of creation and rule with all power and authority....

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Advent Resources

This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. If you want to read more about the Advent season, check out this blog post from last year. Below are some resources to help you celebrate the Advent season....

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Preparing for Worship (11/21/10)

When Israel was preparing for a new life in the promised land, God gave them the instruction, "You shall keep the Feast of the Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field" (Exodus 23:16). Thanksgiving celebrations were an important part of the people's worship before God. Throughout history, Christians have set aside certain times and days as ...

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