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Remain with God

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:8-40
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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“The grass is always greener on the other side.” This maxim may seem true, but Paul the Corinthian Christians to embrace their calling – right where they are now. Whether single, married, Jew, Gentile, slave, or free, true contentment doesn’t come from life changes.

In this message, Dru looks at what Paul says about marriage and singleness, offering reasons to get married and to stay single. He also offers practical advice on how “marrieds” and singles can support and encourage each other in the church.

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Advice and Counsel

Texts: Topical
Speaker: Clark Graber
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How often do you ask others for advice? Who do you listen to when you need counsel? Clark shares examples – both good and bad – from Scripture of people seeking advice. He encourages us not to reject the counsel of those older than us. He also offers practical suggestions for how we find good counsel and what we should do with it.

 

Special: How Bibles are translated

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In our men’s Sunday School class, Dru is sharing about questions on Bibles and Bible translations. This week, he talks about the challenges of moving meaning from one language to another.

The audio this week is good, but it may be hard to hear discussion from the class.

Below, his PowerPoint for the class.

Bible translations Part Two

Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead?

Texts: Luke 24:5-6
Speaker: Elv Graber
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The resurrection of Jesus is not just a historical fact, but one that impacts how we live day by day. Drawing parallels from the Jesus’ disciples, Elv encourages us to reflect on our own attitudes, actions, and thinking: Are we living in the crucifixion or in the resurrection?

 

Memorial Service for Jake Coblentz

In April, a dear member of our fellowship passed away. Since many of us were unable to attend the funeral in Phoenix, we were blessed to have a special service remembering his life this week. Along with the morning’s sermon (which you can find here), there was sharing from friends and family.

Christina – Jake’s daughter – along with her husband, John, shared from the last days with Jake. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

At the close of this sharing, we shared a video from the funeral. It features a song written and sung by Jake’s grandchildren. Watch below:

LaMar Troyer shared an afternoon message on God’s design for funerals, along with some practical counsel on walking well with each other in times of grief. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

Many shared testimonies throughout the morning and afternoon services. Here are a couple memories from friends. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

Choose Life

Texts: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Speaker: Lewi Graber
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This week, we remembered the life of Jake Coblentz, in his recent passing. Lewi shared recollections of his friendship with Jake. Echoing Moses’ challenge to Israel, he invites us to all choose life.

Special: How we got the Bible

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In our men’s Sunday School class, Dru is sharing about questions on Bibles and Bible translations. Before we can talk about how God’s Word is translated into English, we must ask what is being translated.

The audio is a bit uneven, and the presentation rough, but you’re welcome to listen!

Below, his PowerPoint for the class.

Bible Translations – the text itself