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Harper Park Middle School

701 Potomac Station Drive

Leesburg, VA 20176

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March 21, 2013

So what do these three things (The Triumphal Entry, Treasures in Heaven, and March Madness) have in common? I'm not really sure, but I'm working on it. However, I do know that one of the most repeated sayings during March Madness is “Win or Go Home.” It refers to the reality that this is a single elimination tournament. When a team loses, they’re elimina...

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August 16, 2012

This coming Sunday we will be asking the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?” If you have a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or a neighbor...

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February 13, 2012

So, anyone wrestle with God this week? Of course you did ... and some of you even realize it! Now that Jacob's finished wrestling, he has to go and face Esau......

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February 1, 2012

Well, we're back in Genesis this week, at the beginning of Genesis 32. Here we see Jacob packing up and moving back home. But on the way he gets the news that Esau is waiting to meet him ... ...

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January 25, 2012

We're back to Genesis this week, picking up the story of the deceiver, Jacob. By chapter 30, Jacob has a very full family, but still works for his father-in-law......

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January 12, 2012

Sooooo ..... How many of you woke up to Leah this week? If you didn't understand that, go to our website and listen to last Sunday's sermon. It's brutally clear that......

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January 4, 2012

This Sunday we're going to celebrate the Lord's Supper together. It's a great time to focus on what Christ means to us at the start of this New Year......

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December 28, 2012

This Sunday we're going to start the New Year! And since everyone's going to bed early the night before, AND since we have no Sunday School this week, then no one has an excuse not to make it. It's easy, right? Of course......

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December 21, 2011

Wasn't the Christmas Choir marvelous last Sunday? We have so many talented people! This Sunday we're going to continue our series on Advent from the Book of Isaiah......

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December 14, 2011

This Sunday we're going to continue our series on Advent from the Book of Isaiah. In Isaiah 9, the Prophet Isaiah has told us about the Coming of the Light, the Coming of the Son, and now he tells us about the Coming of the King......

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December 7, 2011

This Sunday we're going to continue our series on Advent from the Book of Isaiah. In Isaiah 9, the Prophet Isaiah has told us about the Coming of the Light, now he tells us about the Coming of the Son......

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November 30, 2011

This Sunday we're going to continue our series on Advent from the Book of Isaiah. At the beginning of Isaiah 9, the Prophet Isaiah draws our attention to......

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November 23, 2011

This Sunday we're going to take a break from our series on Genesis as we start the Advent Season. But Genesis and Advent are not unrelated since God the King is directing the events of human history......

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November 15, 2011

This Sunday we come once again to the well-known story of Jacob and Esau. We're in Genesis 27 this week, which includes the story of Rebekah helping Jacob to deceive his father.......

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November 2, 2011

This Sunday we come to the well-known story of Jacob and Esau. One commentator writes, "Jacob is a troubling character in the Old Testament......

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October 26, 2011

This coming Sunday we will be taking a look at Genesis 25:1-18. The sermon is titled, The End of Abraham. If you take an early look at these 18 verses, it may not look like much, but in reality what is beneath the surface, is a clear depiction......

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October 20, 2011

Wow, it's been so busy lately. As you may have heard, the Session voted unanimously to extend a call to Tom Rubino to be our new Assistant Pastor. I called Tom immediately after the vote and he very graciously accepted the terms of the call......

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October 13, 2011

It's another big week. This week we're looking at Genesis 23 which begins the transition from the life of Abraham to the life of Isaac. It's an odd story of Sarah's death and burial. When Sarah died, Abraham demonstrated his faith in a remarkable way......

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October 5, 2011

It's a big week. We have 19 students and 6 adult leaders heading off to the Fall Youth Retreat at Ligonier Camp in Pennsylvania this weekend. Please remember to pray for them......

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September 28, 2011

Wow, October already. It seems as though 2011 has just flown by. Though I'm told it only seems that way because I'm getting older. I doubt it seemed like time was flying by for Abraham and Sarah......

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September 21, 2011

Have you ever told a white lie to get out of hurting someone’s feelings? Or only told half the truth in an attempt to preserve your own pride or integrity? Most likely, the answer is yes, to both questions, and as you will see in this week’s passage, you are not alone......

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September 8, 2011

The Session has now interviewed the five candidates for Assistant Pastor and it's clear that there are a lot of talented men willing to serve the church. We will be spending the next few weeks in prayer......

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September 1, 2011

Hey, this is a big week for our church, but the action is mostly behind the scenes. The Assistant Pastor Search Committee has forwarded the names of five strong candidates to the Session......

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August 24, 2011

Hey, this week I'm back in the pulpit and we'll be looking at Genesis 18. It's been a hectic summer for so many of us and I want to take a moment to thank Jeff Lee, Dave Dorst, Dr. Dave Dorst, and Frank Pugh for filling the pulpit this summer. I pray God used them to nourish your souls this summer......

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August 17, 2011

Thanks to Dr. Dave Dorst for filling the pulpit on short notice last Sunday. This coming Sunday Joanne and I will be out again as we (for the fifth and final time) take one of our children to college for the first time. We'll be moving into a new season of life this year as we won't have any kids living at home......

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August 11, 2011

We have a unique opportunity this Sunday to hear from Dave Dorst's father, who is also Dave Dorst. Dr. Dorst will be preaching on Genesis 16 and the next step in Abraham's journey......

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August 3, 2011

In Gen. 15:7-21, Abram wants to know about this land he's supposed to possess. God responds in a bit of a funny way- he tells Abram to kill some animals and then puts him to sleep. What is going on in this strange passage, and why does someone like R.C. Sproul say that this is one of the most reassuring passages in all of Scripture? There are some amazing layers to this...

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July 27, 2011

It's communion this Sunday, which is always a special time for our church. It's a time of professing our faith with our words and renewing our faith in the act of coming to the Lord's Table. So this is a good week to talk about faith......

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July 5, 2011

It was great hearing Jeff Lee preach at Potomac Hills for the first time last week. The sermon was a great introduction to the immensely important person of Abram/Abraham......

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June 28, 2011

This coming Sunday we will be looking at “The Promise of God” from Genesis 12. Our passage this week will be taking us through the beginning stages of Abram’s journey from Ur to the deep south. On his journey......

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June 22, 2011

This Sunday we're looking at "The Return of Faith" from Genesis 11. D.A. Carson, in his book The God Who Is There, writes, "What has taken place ... between Genesis 3 and Genesis 12 ... is not particularly pretty......

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June 2, 2011

This Sunday we're taking a break from Genesis and are welcoming Tito Padilla, our missionary in El Paso, Texas with the MTW border ministry. We've been supporting Tito for about 12 years now and......

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May 25, 2011

This Sunday we're looking at "Blessings and Curses" from Genesis 9. This is a controversial passage that is often used to make the wrong points. It mentions drunkenness, nakedness, and slavery......

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May 18, 2011

As I'm writing the sermon for this Sunday, I'm also getting ready for the Officer's Retreat this coming weekend. I look forward to all the Retreats I go on every year......

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May 12, 2011

This Sunday we're looking at "Re-Creation: The Restoration" from Genesis 8. There is a sense in this chapter of starting all over again, of Noah serving as a new Adam, and the land blossoming as a new creation. Much of Genesis 8 comes to us as an echo of Genesis 1......

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May 3, 2011

It's Youth Sunday week again! This is the one service a year when the teens take over all the aspects of the worship service, and remind us that not only are they the church of tomorrow but also part of the church today. It's always a joy to see them using their gifts in the service and living out their faith as they read Scripture, pray, sing and worship......

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April 26, 2011

This Sunday we're looking at "Righteousness Amidst Corruption!" from Genesis 6. Dr. John R. W. Stott celebrates his 90th birthday this week. He's probably been the most influential evangelical in the world in my lifetime. I also think he exemplifies this quote......

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April 20, 2011

Maundy Thursday is the last night of Jesus’ earthly life. It is one of the major events of His life. This night takes up more Scripture than any other single day in the Bible. This week, commonly called Holy Week, is the height of Biblical revelation. One third of Jesus’ teachings focus on this week. One third of his works took place during this week. On...

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April 12, 2011

This Sunday we're looking at "The Man Who Was Not!" from Genesis 5. It's also Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, leading up to Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ......

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April 6, 2011

We've covered some ground with our study of Genesis so far- creation ex nihilo, the creation and marriage ordinances, the fall, the first murder... This week's Scripture text, the second half of Genesis 4, tells us about Cain's descendants and about Seth......

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March 30, 2011

In our series on the Book of Genesis we've now finished Genesis 1--3, the foundational chapters of the Bible. So far we've learned a lot about God and Man, Sin and Forgiveness, Judgment and Redemption, Adam and Christ. But there's a lot of the book left to go!...

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March 23, 2011

This Sunday in our series on the Book of Genesis we're looking at "The God Who Promises!" from Genesis 3:15. As we learned last week this is the "first gospel" and what many consider the foundational verse of the Bible......

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March 16, 2011

This Sunday in our series on the Book of Genesis we're looking at "The God Who Judges!" from Genesis 3. We're going to look closely at what we learn from Genesis about the Fall and what that teaches us about God and ourselves. Rev. Mark D. Vander Hart teaches at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He has written......

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March 9, 2011

This Sunday in our series on the Book of Genesis we're looking at "The Man Who Rebels!" from Genesis 3. We're going to look closely at what we learn from Genesis about the Fall and what that teaches us about God and ourselves......

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March 3, 2011

I hope that you're enjoying the Genesis sermon series as much as I am. There is so much good stuff to study and reflect on! This week I have the privilege of preaching on Genesis 2:18-25, the very familiar passage......

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February 23, 2011

This Sunday in our series on the Book of Genesis we're looking at "The God Who Rests!" We're going to look closely at what we learn from Genesis about the Sabbath, about rest, and what those things teach us about God......

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February 17, 2011

This Sunday we continue our series on the Book of Genesis entitled, "The God Who Is There!" This week we're looking at "The God Who Makes!" We're going to look closely at what we learn from God's Creation. We make a lot of assumptions about creation -- often without thinking about them......

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February 8, 2011

This Sunday we have the privilege of hearing from Rev. Gary Yagel. Gary leads Family Builders, Inc., a ministry focused on building up strong Biblical families. He'll be speaking at our men's retreat this week on "The Battle for the Masculine Heart." He'll also be teaching the adult Sunday School class this week and then bringing God's Word to us during the worship servi...

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February 1, 2011

This Sunday we continue our new series on the Book of Genesis entitled, "The God Who Is There!" This week we're looking at "The God Who Speaks!" And what does it mean, unlike all the pagan religions of the time......

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January 18, 2011

This Sunday we continue our new series on the Book of Genesis entitled, "The God Who Is There!" This week we're changing our focus from God to Man and seeing how God's creation of Man affects our view of the Sanctity of Life and the Persecuted Church......

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January 11, 2011

This Sunday we begin our new series on the Book of Genesis. I've entitled the series "The God Who Is There" because often we think the Bible, and in particular the Book of Genesis, is about us......

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January 4, 2011

This Sunday we close out the short series on "The Songs of Christmas" with the story of Simeon and Anna in Luke 2. There is more to learn......

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December 22, 2010

This morning I read the following from Dr. Don Sweeting, "It is usually little moments, experiences or phrases in the Christmas season that bring the biggest, most treasured spiritual insights. For me, they might come from......

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December 14, 2010

Christmas makes a remarkable historical claim -- the most audacious claim ever made. The claim is that God became man and dwelled among us -- that the Word became Flesh -- that the baby in Bethlehem's manger is the Creator of the world in human flesh, bringing salvation to His people......

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December 8, 2010

In 1833 the familiar Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" was first published and is still popular today. Many people miss the meaning of the first line because they leave out the comma between "merry" and "gentlemen." This is not a song about "merry gentlemen," but rather an exhortation to godly men......

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December 1, 2010

After worship this Sunday we have our long awaited "For Such A Time As This!" Celebration Luncheon at the Holiday Inn. We'll hear lots of testimonies about how people's lives have been changed at Potomac Hills, along with a video (new ending!) and our 2010 slide show......

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November 24, 2010

True Thanksgiving for God's blessings should refocus our perspective and priorities. We should realize that we deserve nothing but punishment and judgment, yet we are given the rewards of a King's son. All we have is from God, and any complaint we have makes us look like Dudley in the Harry Potter books......

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November 16, 2010

This week we're finishing up the Book of Esther (Now that didn't take so long, did it?). Chapter 9 of Esther establishes the Jewish holiday of Purim. The Jews set a day aside, like our day of Thanksgiving......

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November 10, 2010

This week we're back in Esther. Chapter 8 of Esther is long and seems somewhat tedious, but it hides two great principles of redemption. The first one is more obvious......

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November 2, 2010

This week we're taking a break from Esther to celebrate the Ordination of Dave Dorst to the Gospel Ministry. We'll have the privilege of hearing his twin brother Jonathan bring us God's Word. It's going to be a special time in the life of our church......

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October 26, 2010

I found this great quote in our daily devotional based on the Book of Esther. "The Bible is not full of saints on pedestals. Instead, in it we find deeply flawed and sinful people that God still chose to use. Moses stuttered. Jacob swindled......

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October 19, 2010

I found this great quote that reminded me of the Book of Esther. "God's not looking for sterling silver tea sets. He's looking for rough-and-tumble clay pots -- the kind that can be used everyday. He's looking......

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October 13, 2010

This week we're back in the Book of Esther. The author Jerry Bridges writes about the issue that this part of Esther brings out in all of our lives, "God's sovereignty doesn't do away with our duty to act responsibly and prudently on all occasions....

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October 4, 2010

This week you have the privilege of hearing Elder Mark Barber preaching on 2 Kings 5 and the story of Naaman. Please pray for him. This is one of the most famous of all the Elisha stories ...

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August 18, 2010

This week we have the privilege of hearing from Jed Faroe, ...

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