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As Christians, we mourn the death of our loved ones, but we mourn as those who have hope. We hope because of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection. This is what we learn in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. The believers at Thessalonica had written to the Apostle Paul concerning the hope of those who had […]

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I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. – ESV 1 John 5:13 As God’s people, we can be grateful that those who truly are believers can never be separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus! […]

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  “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (ESV 1 John 2:1) If you are a Christian, you should rejoice that you are free from slavery to sin! You are […]

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Gentleness is having the tone and the touch of Jesus Christ. When Jesus speaks of himself he’s gentle and lowly in heart. And He calls believers to learn from Him. Jesus says: “…Learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11:29; cf. 1 […]

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Identity. How do we define ourselves (to others, or in our own minds)?  How do we think of ourselves before God and other men?  Our identity is most important to us all.  And we define our identity in different ways.   We are fans of certain ball teams (this can be our identity, e.g. Redskins, […]

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  What wondrous grace that the Father has lavished on believers that we should be called the children of God and that is what we are! (1 Jo. 3:1). The Apostle John makes clear that it is an “out of this world” truth that sinners are not only righteous by God through a legal declaration […]

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Dear Beloved of Jesus at KCPC, The Apostle Paul teaches the church: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1), and “Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us” (Phil. 3:17; cf. Heb. 12:2). Our gracious God gives […]

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“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” –ESV Philippians 1:21 As Christians we must learn not merely to live for Christ, but to realize that Christ is our life. If we have Christ, we have everything we need and we can lose nothing. Even death will be our gain, not […]

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John Flavel: Six Ways to Keep Your Heart before God [1]   “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this…” (1 Tim. 4:16a); And… “Is it I, Lord?” (Mark 14:19) 1. Converse with your heart. Listen to what it is saying, both evil and good. Where is it disputing with God? […]

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  Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) was affectionately known as the “Sweet Dropper” as a Puritan preacher.[1] He has been distinguished among the Puritans as the “Heavenly” Dr. Sibbes because he was famous for his affective spirituality.[2] Affective spirituality is a focus on the affections or the desires as they are transformed by the Spirit of God […]

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