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Spiritual Warfare & Bible Reading

Ephesians ends with a dramatic call to action. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11, ESV) The message this week brought up themes of spiritual warfare and reading your bible. Below are several...

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Deeper Dive into Ephesians

Total Depravity  What Is Total Depravity? - Article by The Village Church Dead in Sin, Alive in Christ - Video by Desiring God How is total depravity true when many people appear to act morally and do good deeds? - Video by Ligonier Ministires Live No Lies  - a book...

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Resources for Galatians

Resources for Galatians

  Old Testament Law The Old Testament lists 613 laws—known as the Mitzvot—that God's people were called to keep. In his letter to the Galatians (Galatians 3:10), Paul talks about how those who rely on the works of these laws are cursed, because they have no hope...

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Revealing a New City

Revealing a New City

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the...

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The Resurrection is Real

The Resurrection is Real

Evidence That Proves the Resurrection of Jesus By Frank Gil, Mayfair Road Campus PastorThere is nothing more important to Christians than the resurrection of Jesus! The resurrection is the climax of the New Testament, the Good News of The Gospel, and proof that Jesus...

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Love, Friendship, and Election

Love, Friendship, and Election

The following resources are for the sermon preached at Epikos Church on Sunday, November 14, 2021, entitled: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”  In John 15:12-17 Jesus commands his disciples to love one another. He encourages them to do this because they are his friends...

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The Trinity, Heaven, and Prayer – October 24th

The Trinity, Heaven, and Prayer – October 24th

The Trinity There is no way to perfectly and thoroughly explain the Trinity. Kind of like explaining the internet to an ant, our brains can’t fully understand the divine completely. However, God wants us to know him and he has given us his Holy Word for us to know him...

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Satan and Demons

Satan and Demons

For most of my childhood and adolescence, I didn’t understand who or how Satan worked. I always sort of believed the cartoon idea that Jesus and Satan were on each of my shoulders battling it out and one day, Jesus would finish him off. In my head, they were kind of...

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A Juneteenth Timeline

A Juneteenth Timeline

By Dr. Linda Caples - June 19, 2020 A simple internet search will teach you many things widely discussed about Juneteenth. You’ll learn that Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation made slave-holding illegal in the US and went into effect on January 1, 1863. Yet,...

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Relationships

Relationships

By Pastor Frank Gil - Mayfair Road Campus Pastor Since I entered into ministry in my early 20s I found myself teaching every year on Godly dating, a biblical sexual ethic, and why God’s commands for us on these topics are actually good for us. Our sin has caused us to...

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Finding Joy Through Serving Others

Finding Joy Through Serving Others

By Brianne Loritz My name is Brianne Loritz and I have been regularly attending epikos church for around three years now. I add the word regularly because prior to this, church was something I did when it was convenient and comfortable for me. It was not until I was...

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When There’s a Death in the Family

When There’s a Death in the Family

By Pastor Anthony Caples “I’m sorry for your loss”. These words have been spoken in what has become an automated response we proclaim when we hear the news of the death of a family member or loved one. This simple phrase is meant to acknowledge the death of the...

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