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Preparing for Worship - April 25, 2021

Worship Location for April 25th THE MARTIN CENTER 960 Heritage Way Brentwood TN 37027 IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We will worship in person (The Martin Center in Brentwood) and via live stream at 9am. Children's Sunday school and adult Sunday schoolwill begin at 10:30am following worship. The following links will enable you to join us for our Worship live stream this...

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Communion with God

Our relationship with God is both an objective and a subjective thing. On the one hand, God graciously brings us from death to life, grants us faith and repentance, declares us to be righteous, adopts us to himself, sanctifies us, keeps and preserves us, and will one day make us perfect. These are all objective realities. They are true regardless of how we feel on a given ...

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The Difficult Calling To Be and Remain Single

In the last three verses of Sunday's text Christ speaks of being a eunuch. His comments are in response to the disciples who have reacted to his difficult teaching on marriage with the (comical? exasperated?) observation that it would be better to remain single. It's an extreme observation, since voluntarily remaining single was culturally very unusual and suggested a refu...

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Preparing for Worship - April 18, 2021

Worship Location for April 18th THE MARTIN CENTER 960 Heritage Way Brentwood TN 37027 IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We will worship in person (The Martin Center in Brentwood) and via live stream at 9am. Children's Sunday school and adult Sunday schoolwill begin at 10:30am following worship. The following links will enable you to join us for our Worship live stream this...

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The Noble Art of Music

"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts, and spirits . . . A person who . . . does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God . . . does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs." - Martin Luth...

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Preparing for Worship - April 11, 2021

Worship Location for April 11th THE MARTIN CENTER 960 Heritage Way Brentwood TN 37027 IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We will worship in person (The Martin Center in Brentwood) and via live stream at 9am. We will begin children's Sunday school and continue adult Sunday schoolat 10:30am following worship. The following links will enable you to join us for our Worship live...

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Preparing for Worship - April 4, 2021

Worship Location for April 4th THE MARTIN CENTER 960 Heritage Way Brentwood TN 37027 IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We will worship in person (The Martin Center in Brentwood) and via live stream at 9am. We will not have Sunday school on Easter Sunday. Next Sunday,our full Sunday morning children's ministry will beginat 10:30am. The following links will enable you to joi...

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The Perfect Tense

I can't remember the last time I heard someone get excited about a verb tense. Grammar isn't often the source of real excitement. At its best, perhaps, grammar is used to express great truth that excites However, perhaps the grammar itself is in the background in those moments. What excites us is the truth and not the grammar that was used to express it. There are mome...

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Praying Scripture

Early last year (even before we knew it was going to be "2020"), I struggled with both my devotions and prayer life. I frequently found my mind wandering as I read the Scriptures in the morning. While I rarely missed my weekday readings, I frequently had to restart them because I hadn't focused on what I was reading. Similarly, my prayers suffered, being brief or repetitiv...

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Preparing for Worship - March 28, 2021

Worship Location for March 28 THE MARTIN CENTER 960 Heritage Way Brentwood TN 37027 IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We will worship in person (The Martin Center in Brentwood) and via live stream at 9am. Our Adult Sunday School Class will be meeting this Sunday at 6pm. The following links will enable you to join us for our Worship live stream this Sunday, March 28th, if y...

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