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Something's Changed

Years ago, the Righteous Brothers recorded a song that went on to become a classic. In the chorus, they sang, “You lost that lovin' feelin' / Whoa, that lovin' feelin' / You lost that lovin' feelin' / Now it's gone, gone, gone.” We don’t know the name of the person they were singing to, but, one thing is clear – their relationship with that person h...

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Authority

Why do you believe what you believe? How do you know what is true? What guiding principles govern your approach to decision-making? Do you believe whatever your parents told you? Whatever your college professors taught? Maybe you are governed by inner hunches and feelings. Maybe you don’t know what to believe Our study of the New Testament book of Galatians helps us...

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Hypocrisy

  This fall at ACC, we are studying the New Testament book of Galatians. In Galatians 2:11-21, the Apostle Paul discusses his response to something heart-breaking that took place in the early church. As the gospel spread throughout the world, it moved from its original monocultural context in Jerusalem into more multicultural settings in the Greek-speaking world. As...

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Life is Short

I began tutoring Louis* at the Variety Boys and Girls Club during the spring of 2016.  What a joy it has been to watch him grow and progress academically, socially and spiritually in the last 1 ½ years!  He didn’t know his multiplication tables in the beginning, and now he knows them almost perfectly.  His writing and spelling have consistently ...

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NOMINATION PROCESS FOR PROSPECTIVE CHURCH LEADERS

  Until the end of September 2017, the ACC Session will be receiving nominations for potential new elders and potential new members of the Diaconal Ministry. Nominees for these positions will be invited to participate in a thorough training program. They will also be interviewed carefully by the Session before being presented to the congregation for approval to mini...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

  Church, We wanted to provide some avenues through which you can help the people in Texas and Louisiana: MNA Disaster Relief - This is our denominational arm that deals with disaster relief Christ Church (PCA) - This is a PCA church in Houston that's on the ground helping City Church Houston (PCA) - This is a PCA church in Houston that's on the ground hel...

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Faith Alone

  500 years ago, this fall, a Roman Catholic priest, named Martin Luther, produced a list of theological statements that addressed doctrinal concerns facing the church of his day. He reportedly posted the list on the door of a prominent church in Wittenberg, Germany to make its contents available to the public. Translations of Luther’s famous “95 Theses&r...

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