Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

This Weekend at First (10/31/14)

Reformation Day Today is Reformation Day, the 497th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the door of Wittenberg Chapel, a moment that sparked a new era of church history. This Sunday we’ll celebrate by singing Luther’s classic hymn, “A Mighty … Continue reading

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Resources on Prayer

In Sunday’s message I pointed out that one of the best ways God gets his people to pray is to bring suffering. We often wish better discipline would lead to more praying. But God knows that our distress is a more … Continue reading

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Mission: When We Pray

We all know we need to pray, yet none of us would say we do it very well. This text presents a fantastic story of ordinary people with ordinary faith in an extraordinary God. Let God’s Word inspire you to … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (10/25/14)

Scripture to consider: Acts 12.1–19 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw … Continue reading

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An Adventure Wrongly Considered

“Most of the inconveniences that make men swear or women cry are really sentimental or imaginative inconveniences—things altogether of the mind. For instance, we often hear grown-up people complaining of having to hang around a railway station and wait for … Continue reading

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