"How Serious Are You About Your Faith" Is Sunday's Topic At Second Presbyterian

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Dr. Perry McCallen will continue a new sermon series on "Establishing Priorities for the New Year" this Sunday, at the 11 a.m. worship services at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. The message Sunday will be "How Serious Are You About Your Faith," with text from Proverbs 21:21-31 and Matthew 8:18-22.
 
The  Wonderful Wednesday Bible study program in January led by Dr. McCallen will be "Essential Truths of the Christian Faith" by R.
C. Sproul. The topic for Jan. 15 will be "The Holy Spirit as Sanctifier."

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