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Your Mortgage Has Been Cancelled!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Just imagine if you got this message from your bank! “I have good news for you! We have canceled your mortgage. Your debt is now paid in full and you own your home free and clear!” At first you would be suspicious. But after discovering that it was not a scam… can you imagine...

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Burned at the Stake in Our Traffic Circle???

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Eighteen months ago our church session recommended to the Chapel Hill congregation that we move into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. This was a principled, prayerful decision born out of deep theological conviction. The congregation affirmed that decision by a vote of 92% in the...

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150 Feet of God's Faithfulness!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

He went on a three -day hike to spend time alone with the Lord. On Saturday, as he was traversing a rock fall, he slipped and fell 150 feet, breaking his ankle in the process. He splinted his ankle with pieces from his back pack, gathered wood, built a fire and waited. And waited. And waited...

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I Want You Both to Meet Each Other!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I am rushing to put these words on my screen. Just this moment I returned from a Pastor’s Retreat over on the coast. This week, we are hosting the gathering of pastors and elders from our presbytery, a geographical area that comprises—brace yourself—all of the west coast, parts...

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Climbing Out of the Stands

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Two weeks ago I preached on Psalm 122, the one where the psalmist declares, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” I asked the question, “Are you this glad to be in the house of the Lord here on the corner of Rosedale and Skansie?...

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