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By the pastors of Cedar Grove, for the people of Cedar Grove

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On June 4th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Philips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, who was being charged with sexual orientation discrimination for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Barry and Drew hash out the details of the case and seek to shed some light on its significance for religious liberty in the United States.

Today's Recommended Resource: The ERLC's Andrew Walker Weighs In On This Case

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Today Drew and Jason sit down to talk about all things Sunday worship gatherings. Why do we do our services the way we do? What determines which songs we sing? Jason helps us think about our worship gatherings through a biblical framework.

Today's Recommended Resource: www.desiringgod.org

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In this week's episode, Pastor Barry highlights some recent trends in the abortion conversation and offers some helps on how to filter these disturbing developments through a Christian worldivew.

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In this episode, Drew and Barry seek to offer some pastoral counsel on how to respond to those closest to us who have embraced homosexaultiy.

Today's Recommended Resource: livingout.org

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What does the Bible say about homosexuality and how should we respond to family or friends who currently embrace that lifestyle? Listen in as Drew and Barry seek to offer some answers.

Today's Recommened Resource: rosariabutterfield.com

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In last week's episode, Barry and Drew showed us where we see church membership in the Bible. Now in part two of this two part installment on membership, Drew will outline some of the benefits which come from formally commiting ourselves to a local body of believers.

Today's Recommended Resource: Church Membership: How The World Knows Who Represents Jesus by Jonathan Leeman

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"I love Jesus, I'm  just not into organized religion." Have you heard that phrase before? Today Barry and Drew discuss what meaningful church membership is and then address the question "Is church membership biblical?". 

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Are you a minister? Well, if you're a Christian, your answer should be "Yes!". No, not everyone is called to pastoral ministry, but every believer is called to minister in some way. Today Barry and Drew walk through different ways that you can become involved in ministry and the steps you can begin to take.

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In this episode, Barry and Drew sit down to discuss our budget and special offerings. As the Lord brings new people into our church, we thought the new year would be a good opportunity to help everyone get on the same page with church finances.

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In town for our association's fall discipleship conference, Josh Hedger (pastor of Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri) stops by to talk with Drew about how we can best disciple our kids to love Jesus.

Today's Recommended Resource: "The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name" by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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