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Hebrews 1: Speaking/Listening

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We're entering into a new season at Blomkest Baptist. We're beginning our in-person services again every Sunday at 10:30AM beginning Sunday, January 24. We will still be pre-recording and posting messages on this site, as well as doing our Zoom broadcasts on Sunday morning. We're also beginning a series on the book of Hebrews. This week we dig in to Hebrews 1, looking at the way God speaks to his people and the incredible gift of the grace and goodness of Jesus. Follow along in chapter one by clicking here . If you would like to join us in person, you can find our church here .  If you would like more information about joining us over Zoom, you can click here .

Wow: Humbling Ourselves at the Thought of God's Grace

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We've talked through Ephesians 2 before, but it's important to remind ourselves of how incredible the saving works of Jesus Christ are. We didn't clean ourselves up to be accepted by God, Jesus cleansed us and we are accepted by God.  The freedom we have because of Christ is more incredible than we realize. We'll be back in person on January 24th at 10:30AM. We'll continue to pre-record and post, as well as broadcast over Zoom. For more information, click here  and send us an email. 

Humility - January 10, 2020

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Confidence is not a bad thing, but it matters what we're confident in. When we over-inflate ourselves, at the expense of how we treat others, and at the expense of how we trust God, the results can be toxic.  We're looking at a few sections of scripture this week. Our main text is going to be from Luke 18 . We'll also be referencing Luke 14 and 15 , though.  We're looking at being back in person soon, and we're in the process of finalizing those plans. If you want to keep in the loop, email us here.  We'll still pre-record our messages and post them here, and we'll still do our Zoom broadcasts, but we're excited to meet in person soon again.

Faithful - January 3, 2021

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It's a common thing to make resolutions, especially around our faith, going into the new year. It's normal. We're not leaving a normal year, though, and the next year is picking up where the last one left off. So what's this mean for how we meet with God? What does this mean for our thoughts about him and what he thinks about us? We look at Psalm 42 this week, where the author (probably David) is away from his house of worship and giving his heart a reminder about the faithfulness of God and to trust in God for redemption of his circumstances. We hope you're blessed going into the new year, and we're glad you came to wrestle alongside us as we worship. We hope to see you soon. To email us, click here .

Praise - December 27, 2020

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After Christmas, there’s often this exhale in the church. We made it. Another year is nearly wrapped up. All of the excitement and expectation has reached a payoff – whether it’s celebrating and remembering the birth of Jesus, or gathering with family, or giving and receiving gifts – there’s a certain sense of completion most years. This year has been different for a lot of us. We weren’t able to gather with our usual crowds of family and friends. Illness and employment and political drama may have caused us or loved ones anxiety. We can identify with the song O Holy Night when it calls the world “weary.” But, the weary world can rejoice. We have a savior. Help not only is on the way, but is here, and that’s what we celebrate this Christmas. Join us in reading Psalm 146 & 147 as we do what the psalmist says: Praise. If you wish to email us to be included in our live Zoom services, or for prayer requests, click here .

Fourth Week of Advent: King - December 20, 2020

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We're in the final week of Advent, and though we know that this year has been different and harder than many other years, we still have a savior, and he still loves us. The beautiful reality is that grace doesn't get sick.  What would you do if you were a king or a queen? What would you do if you were the king or queen and someone asked to see the king...and they weren't referring to you?  We're going to look at some Old Testament prophecy ( Isaiah 7 and 9 , and Jeremiah 23 ), as well as that exact scenario with Herod in Matthew 2 . While we may not be Herod, we still like to take up a seat on the throne in our heads, hearts and lives. What would change if we allowed Jesus to be king, though? The king is here, and he is good. God bless you. If you want to email us for more information or prayer requests, click here .

Third Week of Advent: Blessed - December 13, 2020

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We're already into the third week of Advent for the year, and this week we're talking about being blessed. In the book of Ephesians, and Paul is writing to the Ephesian church to remind them how blessed they are: That those who trust in Jesus share in every spiritual blessing that's been given to him, through him.  Our greatest blessing is that we are restored into right relationship with God as our Father so that we can glorify him with praise.  We're meeting online through the rest of this year, and we know that's not ideal, but it's just for a season. If you want to join in our Zoom church services every Sunday at 10:30AM, email us here, and let us know ! We email out the link every Saturday night, and a reminder email is sent out Sunday morning.  To follow along with our text for today, click here .  Be safe, and be blessed.