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The Pastor-Elders use this page to share spiritual encouragement, insights, and announcements.

 

5 Biblical Encouragements for Depressed Believers

It is okay to cry, grieve, and mourn. Some feel guilty for feeling sad. Yet sadness or grief aren't feelings we should suppress. Sorrow is one of the clearest expressions of our humanity. In fact, many of us don't grieve and lament enough about the things God expects us to. Please read from Blake Boylston: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/biblical-enc...

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Youth Need Theology

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/5-reasons-why-teenagers-need-theology/...

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What the Bible really says about sharing the Gospel...

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/dont-share-gospel/...

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Instilling Hope in Dark Times

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grown weary or fainthearted. Hebrews 12:3 We are becoming too familiar with situations like yesterday's STEM school shooting in our community. What is to be our message after tragedy like yesterday's? First and foremost we mourn and weep. We cry out, come Lord Jesus, come. When we se...

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Should young children get baptized?

Godly parents want to obey the scripture and disciple theirchildren in the faith. Many parents have good questions about baptism for their children. What should I do when my child professes faith? What does the bible say about baptizing young children? How does a water baptism change one's relationship with the church? Is there biblical wisdom on these matters? Please l...

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How Should Christian Parents Educate Their Children?

You may have asked this very important question about your own family. Should I home school my kids? Should I send my kids to a public school? to a Christian school? It may come as a surprise that Orchard has an official view on that subject. Our view is this: we adamantly do NOT take a position! We believe this is a matter of parental conscience, something for each fami...

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Being a Father isn't Easy, but it is Simple

Great wisdom for fathers: https://gentlereformation.com/2018/08/01/being-a-father-isnt-easy-but-it-is-simple/ Posted byLars@orchardbible.org ...

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Interested in a special night of Music and/or Prayer?

We are making plans for a special night of worship through music and/or prayer in the months ahead. And if that sounds exciting to you, we want to include you in the planning process! Please participate in the two-question survey by following the link below:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XL9JCMX...

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The Missing Ingredient in our Parenting

Parents, letscare more about character in our children than about "external badges of honor"! Please read this importantarticle: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/responsible-parenting-priority-character/ Posted byLars@orchardbible.org...

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Sustained in Suffering

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We need to hear from God's Word now more than ever, to encourage us and show us how to cling to Him in the midst of our pain....

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