Special Event: Jane Stevens | Art and The Bible

A Vienna Walk Through The Bible
with Jane Stevens 
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A visual presentation and lecture featuring biblical paintings from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Tuesday, August 19th 7:00-8:30pm

In this talk we will highlight the art history, symbolism and biblical meaning behind some of Vienna's finest Old Masters Collection, including works by well-known artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian.

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New Daniel Series and Prophecy Collection

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This past Sunday, Stacy began a six week overview of the Book of Daniel and First Evan. I am thankful for Jeff Findlay inviting me to come teach and share on this critical book from the Hebrew Scriptures. We have also collected several of our studies related to eschatology (the study of last things) in one place. Click on the image above to go to the new page with all the resources. If you are interested in attending the Daniel study, it is from 6-7 PM in the fellowship hall at First Evan. [ST]

Summer Study: How to Listen Session 06

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Session 06: Getting the Most Out of A Sermon
The Lord speaks to us in His Word and through the Pastors and Teachers that He has given to us to encourage us and build us up in Christ. In our final session, Seth walks us through some practical steps in listening to and getting the most out of sermons. As Christians, we spend a lot of time listening to sermons and teaching. It is important that we cultivate good habits of attentive listening, asking the right questions in order to get the most out of all that we hear.

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Summer Study: How to Listen Session 05

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Session 05: Hearing From The Lord Today
Does the Lord still “speak” today? This can be a controversial question. Maybe we should ask the same question another way: “Does the Lord move within us through the work of His Spirit to guide us and lead as individuals and as members of His Body?” In this session we lay out a basic framework for cultivating a conversational relationship with the Lord based in His Word, guided by His Spirit, confirmed by His movements in circumstances and other wise brothers and sisters.

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Summer Study: How to Listen Session 04

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Session 04: Cultivating a Hearing Heart
In our fourth session, Seth follows up his presentation of the Parable of the Soils by considering how our thoughts, emotions and desires can hinder us from hearing God’s word. Learning to shape these powerful realities in Christlike ways is critical to cultivating a heart that can hear God’s Word.

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Summer Study: How to Listen Session 03

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Session 03: Hearing Is A Heart Problem
In our third session, Seth leads us through the parable of the soils to look at some of the major problems and distractions that lead us away from hearing and understanding Father-God’s Word for us.

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Summer Study: How to Listen Session 02

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Session 02: The Big Picture
In our second session, we consider the big picture of hearing in the Scriptures and the various ways Father-God has spoken to us by the Prophets, In His Son Jesus, Through the Holy Spirit. We also consider some of the temptations that come to distract us from what Father-God has said.

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Summer Study Begins: How to Listen Session 01

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Session 01: A Method for Effective Listening
In our first session together, we take a quick look at the foundational importance of hearing in the Scriptures then move on to outline a basic process to practice better hearing and listening.

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Summer Bible Study Begins June 5th

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Learning to Listen in an Age of Distraction
We live in an age of sound-bytes, blurbs, phones, TV, radio, and YouTube clips. It seems that no matter where you go there is noise vying for your attention. In the midst of all the chatter and chaos, are we missing something? Are our senses becoming dull? Are we forgetting how to listen? Throughout the scriptures the command, “Hear the word of the Lord!,” is repeated. But if we have lost the ability to hear, how can we heed His call? Read More...

Hebrews: Session 25

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Hebrews 13:1-25
In the final chapter of this powerful letter, the writer exhorts and encourages the community to live in such a way that represents “acceptable worship” before God (see 12:28). Brotherly love, helping the helpless, sexual purity, contentment, following Christ-like leaders, following Christ, and giving praise and thanks for HIS name sake are all practices which define this acceptable worship. The writer ends with a powerful benediction and final greetings.

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EPC: The Church 11

The Church is the Body of Christ. As we think about the church, it is vitally important that we understand the image of Body of Christ. The Body is the “universal church” - not limited or confined to one local assembly. Seeing the larger work that Father-God is doing in Christ is key to understanding who we are and what we are called to as the Church.

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Hebrews: Session 24

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Hebrews 12:18-29
As has been his style, the writer of Hebrews moves from warning, to illustration, to exhortation. In this section, the community is presented with the reality of their choices: they are either moving back to Mount Zion with it fire and fear, or they will continue on with Christ to Mount Zion - the heavenly Jerusalem - where there is true fellowship and celebration. The author then encourages the group not to refuse God as He speaks to them from heaven, but to continue on in the way of the “unshakable Kingdom.”

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