Working Out Our Salvation

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, In our passage for last Sunday (Phil. 2:12-18), we were reminded to “work out our salvation.”  Our salvation is a free gift of God’s grace that is ours simply by believing, by trusting in Christ and His work on the cross.  Then, once we

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His Great Love

This past Sunday, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Philippians, we studied 1:27-30. We especially focused on vs. 27: “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” If we are to do this, we obviously must understand just what is the gospel of

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Our Riches in Christ

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, You probably know that every year, Forbes magazine publishes its list of the world’s richest people.  This year Forbes calculated that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person with an estimated wealth of $112 billion.  Bezos headed up a list of 2,208

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Growing Together

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, One of the best aspects of my seminary experience was meeting weekly with three fellow students. We came from very diverse backgrounds, yet God knit our hearts together as we gathered for breakfast, along with Bible reflection, prayer, and sharing our needs, joys, and

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