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The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Ezekiel 36:25-27

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.
Romans 14:14

And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”
Acts 10:13-15

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Luke 6:45

Keep your heart with all vigilance,
    for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23

“The heart wants what it wants.”
– Woody Allen

“The human heart is an idol factory.”
– John Calvin

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” 
– Edgar Allen Poe

“The heart was made to be broken.”
– Oscar Wilde



“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.
Isaiah 1:18




His Mercy is More

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 1]
What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing
He counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 2]
What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What Father so tender
Is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest
The vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more


[Verse 3]
What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost

We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more




The Wonderful Cross

[Verse 1]
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

[Verse 2]
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all


Psalm 51:1-12

Pastor reads the blue text. Join in and read the plain text aloud.

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.

5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.




How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

[Verse 1]
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

[Verse 2]
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

[Verse 3]
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom




Fall Groups – Please look over our growing list of Fall Community Groups. Pick one out, and let’s grow in Christ together.

Membership Class – There will be a membership class next weekend. If you would like to learn more about our church, without obligation to commit, please let us know so we can include you in our plans. We will discuss the biblical idea of membership, what it entails, and the ways that taking this step helps us all grow in our faith. You can e-mail Russ HERE to express your interest or ask questions.

Baptism – If you would like to get baptized, or you simply want to talk through what it means, please e-mail Russ HERE. We are planning for baptisms next month and want to invite any of you who would like to participate.



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“What Comes Out”

Mark 7:1-5; 14-23

1 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” …
14 And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand:15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17 And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable.18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him,19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”





Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

[Verse 1]
Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

Are you washed in the blood? In the soul cleansing blood of the lamb
Are your garments spotless, are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

[Verse 2]
Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb
Do you rest each moment in the crucified
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


[Verse 3]
Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin
And be washed in the blood of the lamb
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean
Oh be washed in the blood of the lamb





He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5