Not Just Another Church

It’s a group of real people like you and me who gather to worship our Creator and encourage one another.
 
We live out our theme of Here to Serve in charitable and community efforts.
 
We study the Bible, practice what we learn, and, in the process, grow together. 
 
 
 
 

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Sunday
Preaching/Teaching Service – 11:00 AM
Sunday School – 3:00 PM
 
Thursday Afternoon
Bible Study – 3:00 PM
 

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Why You Need The Oil of Joy- Part One

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Why did Jesus come to earth? In Isaiah 61, the prophet reveals Christ’s glorious mission to us. He came to bind up the brokenhearted, set the captives free, to comfort the mourners, and proclaim the day of the Lord. He came not only to redeem His people from the curse of sin but also to do much more.

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)

Christ came to offer salvation, but He did not merely offer forgiveness. He offered beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of heaviness. If you accept His free gift of salvation, these gifts are given to you! Contact us at northside1178@gmail.com to learn more.

Today, let’s focus our attention on a key phrase in this verse—“the oil of joy.” Why does God compare joy to oil? What can we learn about joy from this phrase? Let’s discover four key reasons why we need the oil of joy.

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God’s Will: Is It a Mystery?

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Is God’s will a mystery? Has God locked His blueprints in a solid oak chest and buried them on a Caribbean island? Perhaps He encrypted His plans in a triple-password-protected software program. Or He could have recorded His will on a parchment scroll and stashed it safely in a Roman catacomb. How can we discover the wishes, even the plans, of the Almighty One? Can mere man catch a glimpse of such things? Where can we find the will of God? Let’s delve into Scripture to discover the answer.

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The Secret Meaning of Charisma

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What is charisma? Pundits proclaim of a jaded actress or a polished senator, “She just has charisma!” To them, charisma is a magnetic attraction or appeal. The person they describe attracts others by a pleasing attitude, appearance, and speech. Is this the original meaning of the word charisma? How does the Bible use the word charisma? You may be surprised to learn that, if you are a child of God, you have charisma! Let’s dig into the Word to discover more.

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