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Forsaken

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Have you ever been abandoned? Perhaps a friend deserted you when you thought she would be there for you? Maybe a parent left while you were young? Maybe one of your children has rejected your love? Have you ever been left alone by someone you loved? In Mark's account of Jesus' death, we come to some stark words in chapter 15, verse 34. "And at the ninth hour Jesus cried w...

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Giving from the Heart

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In Exodus 25:1, God says,"Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me." He goes on to give a sort of shopping list of supplies that will be needed for the tabernacle. And he asks for contributions from those whose hearts move them. He wants them to want to give. Later in...

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Our Fuel

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In my seminary class this week, the professor shared a quote from C.S. Lewis that hit me. At LVBC, we often talk about how we're designed to worship God. When we worship other things, we live less than human lives. Here's how Lewis puts it. God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. ...

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Is He Safe?

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In our study of Exodus 20:18-21 last week, we read an excerpt from C. S. Lewis' famous work,The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It's so good I wanted to post it here as well. Lewis depicts Aslan the lion as one representing the Person of Jesus Christ. About halfway through the book, the four Pevensie childrenPeter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucyprepare to meet him for the fir...

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Fighting Exposure

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A couple weeks back, we looked at the Ninth Commandment from Exodus 20. As God's people, we are not to bear false witness about our neighbor. And one of the applications we drew was that, as Christians, we must not fight exposure. What do I mean by that? Well, think about it. Lying, by its very nature, covers up. We lie because we don't want the truth to be known. But if ...

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Approaching the Law

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Approaching the Law as Christians....

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2 John Sermons Coming Up

Hey LVBC, coming up on May 13 and May 20, two of our elders, Brad and Joe, will be preaching on the short New Testament letter of 2 John. In order to get the most out of these sermons, we'd encourage you to read through 2 John in your personal devotions and come up with questions and thoughts as you prepare to be taught by these brothers. Pray for them as well as they labo...

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Halfway through Ephesians

We're halfway through our study in the book of Ephesians....

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We're Launched!

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This past Sunday, we celebrated our first gathering as Loudoun Valley Baptist Church. What a joy it was to sing together, hear God's Word, and pray for the Lord's guidance and blessing on this new congregation. We began studying the book of Ephesians and will continue this next Sunday with Ephesians 1:3-14. Our theme for the service will be that God blesses his people in ...

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Gearing Up for Launch

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Welcome to LVBC!...

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