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25May 2013

by: Gerard Snyder

Sunday Worship- No Big Deal?!

Scarlet Have you ever slogged your way through the Book of Leviticus, just hoping to get through it and move on in your bible reading?   If so, you can overlook some amazing things.  Take, for example, the (bloody!)  ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests.   In chapters 8 and 9, there is a series of ceremonial washings, sacrifices, anointing with special oil, ...

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17May 2013

by: Guest Blogger

Motherhood as a Mission Field

By Rachel Jankovic (Blog Manager’s Note: The excerpts listed below are from a blog originally posted on Desiring God’s website called Motherhood as a Mission Field, written by Rachel Jankovic.) ~   The closer you get to home, the less intriguing the work of sacrifice seems. As someone once said, “Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help Mom with ...

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12April 2013

by: Guest Blogger

My Father

By Tony Iacoangelo My father recently passed away at the age of 92. He and my mother were married for 67 years. Growing up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY he pretty much went through most of his life thinking Jesus Christ as a great man and prophet who went around preaching about God. Although he was raised a Catholic he said he never could really grasp the Holy ...

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5April 2013

by: Guest Blogger

Same Sex Concerns: Culturally Changing Morality

What Are We to Say? When the former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw in her backing for the legalization of Same-Sex marriage on the national scale, I felt compelled to write. With this growing support for the redefinition of marriage, we as believers face mounting challenges and will likely face growing persecution. For many believers, this issue is a difficult one to ...

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22March 2013

by: Alex Chen

Helping Relationships part 2

(part 1 appeared on March 15) Week In, Week Out Ministry In any given week, people have problems and will seek out either advice that will be either good or bad. People will pass that onto others. That advice could be life-giving medicine to the body of Christ, or corrupt the body like deadly cancer. How do we ensure the multiplication of healthy life-giving advice? In addition, we are called ...

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15March 2013

by: Alex Chen

Helping Relationships

(Blog Manager’s Note: in this post [which may be followed by others] Alex shares some insights from a seminary course on counseling recently taken.) Is counseling really needed? We would probably all agree on the nature of scripture as our highest and final authority. But, there are differences of opinion in how to apply scripture. The different departments at Westminster have different ...

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8March 2013

by: Doug Hayes

We’re Doing it Together

Editor’s Note:  Covenant Mercies’ Executive Director Doug Hayes made the announcement below on a recent Sunday morning.  It is slightly edited and re-posted here for those who missed it, or who would like to be reminded of how they can participate in this exciting new development in our mission.   I regularly receive words of thanks and appreciation for my work in ...

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1March 2013

by: Jim Donohue

Easter

Marianne and Jim Newby have been members of Covenant Fellowship for almost 20 years.  Marianne runs a cleaning business and has used her work to invite clients to the church.  One of those clients was not a believer a couple of years ago – her name is Trish VanGorden.  Trish said this about Marianne: “She [Marianne] was full of life and joy and gave Jesus all of the ...

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22February 2013

by: Alex Chen

If You Start with Man You End with Man

(Blog Manager’s Note: In this series Alex tackles a big topic. You may or may not agree with all he is going to say—I’m not sure I do—but it’s a healthy conversation to have. O, and I should say that this is a bit heavier than most of our blogs so you might find your head swimming. No need to lose sleep over it. Your life will go on!) A Good Conversation In my ...

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15February 2013

by: Alex Chen

Contending for the Faith

(The second part of a series by Alex, a member of CFC and student at Westminster Theological Seminary) A Call to Contend “I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) The faith that we defend is the faith delivered to us in God’s Word. Christians are not called merely to defend Theism (the ...

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