Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

The King and the Enemy

Fear is not a vice much discussed in our society. People openly confess their worrying disposition or angry outbursts, even their occasional drug use or sexual exploits. But fear? No one acknowledges their fearfulness because society views it as a … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (12/13/14)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 7.18–8.18 18 In that day the Lord will whistle for flies from the Nile delta in Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria. 19 They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (12/12/14)

Here’s a preview of what’s coming this weekend at First! Clothing for the Needy​ The New York City Rescue Mission needs to stock its shelves with new and gently used clothing for men: light jackets, socks, underwear, t-shirts, shirts, dress shirts, jeans, … Continue reading

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The King and the Sign

What is God doing when He backs you into a corner? Why does He not provide a way out when we pray? And what do we do with our doubts when He brings us pain? Our reluctance to believe stands … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (12/5/14)

Here’s a preview of what’s coming this weekend at First: M’Cheyne Book Group Tonight at 7pm, the Robert Murray M’Cheyne group will meet at the church building on 79th and Broadway. For more information, contact the church office. Christmas Concert: Handel’s Messiah​ ​This Saturday at 7pm, … Continue reading

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