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Timothy Christian Informational Night

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Timothy Christian Schools will be hosting a Kindergarten—6th grade open house on Tuesday, November 13. Check-in will begin at 6:45 in the elementary school with a presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. The 7th and 8th grade open house will take place on Thursday, November 15. Check in will begin in the two-story middle school building at 6:45 with a presentation starting at 7:00 p.m.    ...

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Movie Night

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“Wonder” Saturday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.  This movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.    ...

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Explore God

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This January and February our church will be participating in a Chicago-wide Outreach called Explore God, where people will be invited to attend a Sunday morning sermon series, and/or attend small groups in homes and churches to discuss seven basic questions many people have about the Christian faith. Pastor Jim will begin the sermon series on January 13. If you would like more information on hosting a small group, there is information on the table in the foyer, or contact Pastor Jim.  ...

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Fellowship in the Church

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In the New Testament, the Greek word for fellowship is koinonia.  It means to share something in common together with others.  Of course, those who believe in Jesus share in the common presence and bond of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in every believer.  The Spirit brings us together in one body and shared spiritual experience. The desires of our sinful flesh put us in conflict with koinonia.  Our flesh seeks to advance the interests of self and not the Spirit.  This always results in broken relationships. Years ago National Geographic carried......

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The Fragrance of Jesus

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Musician Steven Curtis Chapman told the story of when he once went out into a nearby woods to pray.  At the time he felt very broken and discouraged, and went out to be alone with God.  As he prayed he was desperate for God to show up, to give him some wisdom or a sign that would help him break through the pain he was feeling.  As he was praying, he began to smell the strong scent of cedar.  It was so strong that it distracted him from his prayer. He looked......

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The Helper

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The great British statesman, William Wilberforce (1759-1833), worked tirelessly throughout his life to abolish the slave trade in England.  It took most of his life, but eventually his perseverance paid off. He was able to endure much opposition, discouragement and long periods of time without progress, because of his faith in Jesus.  It was apparent to all that he loved the Lord and learned to walk by, and depend on the Holy Spirit. Below is a prayer he wrote down that reveals how well he understood the dynamics of the spiritual life,......

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Fruit of the Spirit

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Jesus used many agricultural analogies to explain spiritual truths.  The parable of the four soils illustrates that the effect of God’s Word is directly related to the condition and receptivity of a person’s heart to God.  In comparing it to the growth of God’s kingdom on earth, the parable of the mustard seed illustrates how something so small can grow into something so expansive. Jesus often referred to fruit in his parables.  The seed planted in good soil bears fruit sixty and one hundred-fold.  Those who abide in Him bear much fruit.......

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Co-heirs With Jesus

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After the Japanese surrendered, officially ending World War II, a special ceremony was organized for the signing of surrender documents by the Japanese, and designated representatives of allied nations on September 2, 1945. General Douglas MacArthur officiated the ceremony aboard the USS Missouri, and was the last to sign on behalf of the United States. MacArthur took his Parker fountain pen and simply signed his first name, “Douglas.”  He then passed the pen to General Wainwright, who signed it “Mac.”  MacArthur then handed the pen to General Percival, who signed it “Arthur.”......

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Study the Promises

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Ruth Bell Graham shares a story about when she awoke one night with a start.  Someone she dearly loved flashed into her mind and she was anxious and worried about them.  She knew there was no more sleep for her that night, and so she started praying.  Her pray time was constantly interrupted by her anxious thoughts.  She had trouble as she tried desperately to conquer her fears. But then suddenly the Lord seemed to say to her, “Quit studying the problems and start studying the promises.”  She turned on the light......

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