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Pastor Rick Duncan One of my favorite passages is Matthew 11:28–30. Jesus cries out, “Come unto Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My load…

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Pastor Rick Duncan In order to teach us how to pray effectively, Jesus gave us a Model Prayer, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer. Through the centuries, Christians have used Jesus’ pattern as a way to stay focused and fervent in prayer. Christian leaders have also seen a pattern for prayer in the architectural layout of…

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Pastor Rick Duncan put together some resources to help you enter into the joy and peace of God\'s presence in your daily life.  Practical suggestions have been selected from the devotional classic The Practice of the Presence of God to help you. Read the thought for the day.  Open your Bible and slowly read and…

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Pastor Rick Duncan How close is your connection with God? What’s your fellowship with Him like? How often do you draw near to God?  Let me show you from God’s Word, why this should matter to all of us – no matter what problems we might be facing.   When we live in His presence we gain!…

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Pastor Rick Duncan Sin will take you further than you want to go and cost you more than you want to pay. Today, we’re examining the 7th Commandment. In the process, we’ll explore three truths… God’s design for sex is good.  Our experience of sex is broken. God restores the goodness of sex through the…

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Pastor Rick Duncan We have to be careful how we talk about pastors and politicians, coaches and teachers, family and friends. We can be filled with pride and self-righteousness. When that happens, our attitudes and actions can become murderous. Then, we’re guilty – according to Jesus – of breaking the 6th Commandment. You shall not…

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Pastor Rick Duncan God’s name. What is it? We learned it earlier in our study of Exodus.  We are in Exodus 20. This one named YHWH – the LORD, the I Am – has brought the people out from slavery, and brought them through the Red Sea on dry land, and destroyed their enemies, and…

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Pastor Rick Duncan For the next several weeks, we’re going to be looking at the 10 Commandments. We don’t have the 10 Commandments because God takes some kind of twisted pleasure in watching us struggle to obey. We don’t have the 10 Commandments because God‘s trying to make robots out of us. We have the…

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Pastor Rick Duncan Introducing the Ten Commandments and covering Commandments #1 and #2 The Westminster Confession and catechisms were penned in the 1640’s. It was a dynamic and complex period of British history. King Charles I and his royalist army were at war with the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell. Amidst the bloody civil…

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Pastor Rick Duncan Life is a series of problems… one after another. We are either in the middle of a problem or coming out or a problem or getting ready to go into a problem! That might sound discouraging. But it reflects reality, right? We do live in a fallen world. So, how do we handle…

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by Founding Pastor Rick Duncan As I was getting ready for my message on Psalm 103 - The Remembering Soul – I reminded our friends that we must remember the great things God has done for us so we can bless Him and give Him thanks. Then I asked the CVC Facebook group to brainstorm…

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by Founding Pastor Rick Duncan As I was getting ready for my message on Psalm 103 - The Remembering Soul – I reminded our friends that we must remember the great things God has done for us so we can bless Him and give Him thanks. Then I asked the CVC Facebook group to brainstorm…

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