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Returning to Corporate Worship

Greetings to my Higher Ground Church Family Visitors! Life has been turned upside down since we last held service on March 15, 2020. Our faith and commitment to Christ has been challenged as the world around us has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have made every effort to maintain the spiritual care of our members through the posting of weekly sermons, prayers, ar...

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Not by Works of the Law

"We know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified" (Galatians 2:16). Righteousness leads to eternal life (Ps. 119:40; Prov. 21:21), but not righteousness d...

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Prayers for Wise Living

Thank you for joining us weekly to pray over the following items: Show us how to turn away from all sinful alliances with the world; let nothing rival our pursuit and love of God. Enable us to be more thoughtful about our speech and let it be marked by appropriateness and dignity. May we daily praise God for giving us insight into ALL things through His Word. ...

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Following Christ

by Mark Dever Have you ever been tempted to surrender control of your life to any of Christ's enemies? As Memorial Day in the United States, we remember those who've fought to establish and defend the freedoms we enjoy. And from the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga to the surrender of Germany 170 years later, surrender has always meant to submit to a new master. When y...

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Online Giving

Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry at Higher Ground Church! There are two modes of giving online - Zelle and Givelify. Zelle is an easy way to send money directly between almost any U.S. bank accounts typically within minutes. With just an email address or mobile phone number, you can quickly, safely and easily send and receive money with more people...

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Welcome to Higher Ground

Higher Ground Church is a bible-believing church that rests on the sufficiency of Scripture under the leadership of Pastor Billie W. Dempsey. We are a loving community of believers with a "down-home" feel. If you are looking for a church where you can grow in your understanding of God's Word, service to His kingdom and Christian fellowship, this is the church for you! ...

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Salvation in Christ Alone

What Is theGospel? "I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my coursethat I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God" (v.24). - Acts 20:24 Since Jesus' proclamation of the Gospel involved telling people that "the kingdom of God is at hand" (Mark 1:1415), His commissioning of the dis...

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Prayers for the Purity of the Church

Thank you for joining us weekly to pray over the following items: Help us to remember that our chief end in life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. May the Holy Spirit show us how to savor God in our affections. Enable us not to respond with regret or go into rage when God's providences are not what we desire. Let us delight more in God and less in ...

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Holy Habits

What isSanctification? Nathan Bingham Have you ever asked yourself, "What is sanctification?" The Reformation Study Bible's theological article on "Sanctification" provides a clear and conciseanswer. According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism (Q. 35), sanctification is "the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of Go...

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What is Justifying Faith?

What is justifying faith? I shall show,

(A) What it is not. It is not a bare acknowledgment that Christ is a Savior. There must be this acknowledgment, but that is not sufficient to justify. The devils acknowledged Christ's Godhead. "Jesus the Son of God." There may be an assent to divine truth, and yet no work of grace on the heart. M...

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