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Three Reasons Easter Matters

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During the Easter season, Christians traditionally celebrate the great New Testament truth that Jesus was physically raised from the dead. But beyond believing in the fact of the resurrection, it is important to know why it matters. Below are three reasons why, according to the Bible, the empty tomb is important. 1.The resurrection proves that Jesus is who he claimed t...

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Holy Week

Ushered in by Palm Sundayyesterday, we are beginningwhat Christians call Holy Week, the week in which we celebrate Christ's Last Supper and final words to his disciples, his humiliation, crucifixion and death, and finally his resurrection on Easter Sunday. We are quickly approaching the Triduum Sacrum, the three days in which all eternity hangs in the balance. Maundy(or Ho...

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Easter Outreach Offering


This fiscal year, our church hopes to give over $48,000 to world missions, diaconal work, and outreach ministries. Our Easter Outreach Offering is a special act of giving designed to help us reach that goal. The Easter Outreach Offering will be given at ACC on Easter Sunday, April 21. Everyone is invited to participate in this offering. ACC members are encouraged to giv...

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The One Who Hears Prayer


Psalm 65:2 says, "O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come." According to this verse, listening to our prayer is not simply something God does. It is a description of who God is. It is one of his unchanging attributes. Our God is the One who hears prayer. If you have a friend who goes bike-riding once or twice a year while on vacation, you might say, "Jim rid...

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Living as Pilgrims


1 Peter 2:11 says, "Dear friends,I urge you, as foreigners and exiles,to abstain from sinful desires,which wage war against your soul." By referring to Christians as "foreigners and exiles," the Apostle reminds us that this present world is not our permanent home. As followers of Christ, we are pilgrims, sojourners, tourists, temporary visitors. Our real home is the wor...

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A Season to Seek God


One of the most amazing promises in the Bible is spoken by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. He says, "Ask and it will be given to you;seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." (Mt. 7:7-8) By these words Christ assures us that no one who sin...

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Basse Visit Update

About 30 of us enjoyed an evening with Pastor Macklann and Rose on February 13th! We learned more about their church plant, training and mentoring program for future pastors and Christian school for Pre-schoolers 6thgrade.They brought letters from most of the children we wrote to for the December Christmas Advent project.Please stop by the information table to ask if your...

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Meet the Basses, Our Newest Missionaries

Macklann and Rose Basse serve as missionaries with Presbytery Mission International in Lom, Togo, West Africa. They started Africa Missions with Nations (AMN), a mission organization that trains future missionaries to plant churches and disciple Africans to care for the least among them. AMN's peculiar focus is to "encourage people to receive God's grace in Christ, share t...

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Joshua - The Journey of Faith


This past Sunday, we began a series of sermons that will allow us to work through the Old Testament book of Joshua. Joshua tells the story of how God took a nation of refugees and gave them a home, how God took the Israelites from their tent city in the wilderness and brought them into Canaan, the Promised Land. The book of Joshua is both inspiring and challenging. It i...

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The Surprising Power of Praise


We worship God because he is worthy of our adoration and because giving him glory is the main purpose for which we were designed. But there is a by-product of praise that is thrilling to contemplate. Praising God unleashes power in our lives and into our world. Singing of God's greatness is a powerful weapon in our spiritual war against the forces of evil. Psalm 8:2 say...

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