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A Historic Victory for Life!

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Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. -Amos 5:24 For nearly fifty years our generation, our society, and our children have been told abortion is healthcare and terminating a pregnancy is a constitutional right. For nearly fifty years there have been brave advocates who were willing to stand up and say, "No. Abortion is not he...

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I believe He is risen! How do I get right with God?

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He is risen! How do I know forgiveness of sin, peace with God, and the promise of everlasting life? Believe these life-changing Biblical truths and respond in faith! # 1. The Bible says we are all sinners in need of saving."For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23. #2. The Bible says God shows the depth of His love for us in the cross of Je...

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The Power of the Empty Tomb!

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Why does the empty tomb still matter? With wars inEastern Europe, soaring inflation, fear of sickness, frustration with government, rampant deception and constant distractions... why is it important to gather on Resurrection Sunday and remember the empty tomb? The simple truth is this: without the resurrection, there is no hope. Without the resurrection,...

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Treasure in Jars of Clay

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2 CORINTHIANS 4:7 We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in...

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Be Still, I Will Fight For You

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Imagine yourself on the bank of the Red Sea in Egypt. Your people have been enslaved to an evil tyrant for centuries. Your family has lived in a foreign and hostile land for generations. You have dealt with oppressive labor and the destruction of your children. Now, after centuries of perceived silence, God miraculously delivers through TEN supernatural signs and wonde...

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God's Word: Purifying Fire and Powerful Hammer

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"Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" -Jeremiah 23:9 God's Word is like a burning crucible, purifying us of worldly and unholy dross. God's Word is also like a hammer, demolishing mental strongholds as it renews our mind and builds us up. If God's Word has lost its fire and its power in your ...

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Forsaken by the Father

MATTHEW 27:45-46 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" At the beginning of Jesus' public ministry in the Gospel of Matthew we behold God the Father's affection for Jesus in his b...

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The Last Words of the Crucified King

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*Transcript of the Sermon Pastor Chris preached on John 19:25-30...

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Our Good Shepherd Revealed to Lowly Shepherds

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A Study on Heaven's "Big Birth Announcement" in Luke 2:8-20!...

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Biblical Fasting in a New Year

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Here we are between two of our most celebrated holidays. One holiday is based on a holy day, the birth of Christ. Another holiday is based on the last day of the calendar year, New Years Eve. This is the time of the year where we usually reflect on the year past and focus on the year ahead. The idea of a new year brings a sense of a new beginning. The new calendar inspi...

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The Whole World is Waiting for Good News

More than any other time in recent memory, the entire world is fighting the same battle and the entire world is looking for the same victory. The impact of the Coronavirus is even more expansive than the two "World Wars" of the 20th Century! That is not to say the death toll or the suffering of the Coronavirus will be same as World War I and II, but history does not give ...

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The Coronavirus and End Times Prophecy: An Opportunity Amidst Difficulty

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As a pastor I am blessed with the opportunity to walk with people through both life's joys and life's sorrows. As the entire human race deals with the threat of the Coronavirus, I am seeing a consistency of questions in the minds of our people: How dangerous is the disease? How long will we be forced to stay isolated? How will I survive the economic fall out? How long ...

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Guilty Displeasure

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Everyone deals with guilt. Why? When is guilt healthy and when is guilt harmful? Here is a Bible Study on the issue:...

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Signposts in our Journey Through John's Gospel

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The importance of Scripture memory!...

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Biblical, Biological, Ethical Foundations for the Cause of Life

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This has been transferred from a PowerPoint Presentation Pastor Chris Durkin gave at Colts Neck Community Church. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the presentation, please email Chris@coltsneckchurch.com. Thank you! ...

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The Lord's Prayer: Forgive Us Our Debts

"And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." (Matthew 6:12) By Pastor Chris Durkin At the time of writing this devotional, the current national debt of the United States of America is over 20 trillion dollars. The only reason twenty is shocking in this number is because of the word that follows it trillion. There are thirteen zeros following the t...

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The Lord's Prayer: Our Father in Heaven

The first of eight devotionals on Jesus' prayer in Matthew 6:9-13...

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This is Love: Christ Died for His Enemies

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Every single person alive, regardless of background, address, ethnicity, tradition or tax bracket, desires to love and be loved. This desire is so strong that almost every action throughout our lifetime is motivated by it. The desire to love and be loved is as natural as the air we breathe. We can know what we love by listening to what we give praise to. Love is something...

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Hope for Hurting Families

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Hope for Hurting Families Mother's Day Sermon 2017 Genesis 4 The role of a mom is simultaneously one of the most important roles in the world and one of the most unglamorous. Raising kids is TOUGH. There is no simple, clean, easy, comfortable way to be a loving, faithful mom. Rather than a sprint, motherhood might be likened to a "Tough Mudder" marathon. A "Tough Mud...

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No More Excuses, No More Accusing (SERMON NOTES)

Pastor Chris preaching on Romans 2:12-16 on February 19th....

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Its Time To Get Out of the Judge's Chair (SERMON NOTES)

Summary Notes from Pastor Chris' sermon, "Its Time to Get Out of the Judge's Chair," Romans 2:1-11....

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Jesus says "I AM" enough when we are not.

How the "I AM" statements of Jesus declare his divinity and sufficiency!...

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In My Place Condemned He Stood

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What is Peace? "What does the gospel of God offer us? If we say “the peace of God,” none will demur - but will everyone understand? The use of right words does not guarantee right thoughts. Too often the peace of God is thought of as if it were essentially a feeling of inner tranquility, happy and carefree, springing from knowledge that God will shield one f...

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The Trial of Christ

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WHO’S TO BLAME? "It would be a mistake to blame the Jews alone for the crucifixion. Much evil has come from the idea that “the Jews killed Jesus,” not least in Nazi Germany. Therefore, it is important to see how many other people were implicated in this conspiracy. An Idumean king named Herod handed Jesus over to the Romans. A Roman governor named Pontius Pilate...

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