The Bemenderfers

Rachel

Perfect Provision

As you know, our 2022 contained unexpected twists and turns. Caribbean Mountain Academy, the school in the Dominican Republic we began serving in January, closed its doors. We relocated to the US in late August. Our hearts are full with God's love poured out from…

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Mark

Why the Gospel?

We know we needed the Gospel in order to be saved from the penalty of sin, but was that all God intended when He sent His Son to die and rise again? Was there more to His purposes than just paying for our sins and…

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Mark

A New Year's Reset

What standards and truths are we building our lives around? Are we pressuring our spiritual leaders to lower standards to suit us and our society around us? Who decides right and wrong? Us? Society? It's God, right? Based on Malachi 1:7-14. Given January 1, 2023…

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A Time of Preparation

The second Sunday of Advent is a time of preparation. Joseph, Mary and others knew or should have know the arrival of the Christ was at hand. But some missed the signs; some weren't ready for His arrival. He's coming again; are we getting ready…

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A Time of Hope

On this first Sunday of Advent, we recognize the hope that Christ has secured for us, both now and to come. From Luke 1:68-79. Preached November 27, 2022 at New Life Community Church of the Nazarene (Monticello, IA) Message only: Full service (on Facebook only):

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