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The Value of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." For us, buried treasure is the stuff of adventure stories, bandoleers and pirates on the high seas. But through much of world history since the invention of coined money by the famed Lydian...

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Encouragement for Corporate Worship

At University Baptist Church, we strive to place a strong emphasis on corporate worship. This means every member of the congregation engages in the worship service. We do not come to church primarily to watch worship or to experience worship, but to actively participate in worshiping our Lord! In light of this goal, whether we are singing a hymn together, hearing the readi...

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The Humility of the Suffering Servant

Matthew 12:20-21 "a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” Isaiah, whom Matthew is citing here, is using an important metaphor. A reed was commonly used for measuring. And in some cases reeds were used for support when walking, especially for the infirmed....

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