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    A.M. Luke 1:67-79  – “Speaking Clearly in a Confused World”

    His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

    68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
        because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
    69 He has raised up a horn[a] of salvation for us
        in the house of his servant David
    70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
    71 salvation from our enemies
        and from the hand of all who hate us—
    72 to show mercy to our ancestors
        and to remember his holy covenant,
    73     the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
    74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
        and to enable us to serve him without fear
    75     in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

    76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
        for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
    77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation
        through the forgiveness of their sins,
    78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
        by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
    79 to shine on those living in darkness
        and in the shadow of death,
    to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

    P.M. Matthew 16:13-20 –  Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 31  “The Keys of the Kingdom”

    13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,“Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”  16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

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I would like to welcome you to Preakness Valley URC’s website! We all hope that
you find it informative and useful.

Preakness Valley is a congregation of Bible believing Christians located in northern
New Jersey. We gather for worship each Sunday, out of thanksgiving to God for
delivering us from sin’s punishment, and in obedience to His command. Because we
love each other and the Word of God we also gather together during the week for
various other Bible studies and fellowship.

We believe that the Bible gives answers to our biggest problem: sin. The Bible
teaches that all people are sinners who need to be forgiven of their sins through
faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that sin is at the root of the problems for
each person and for society as a whole. Perhaps you don’t believe that or you don’t
understand what this means. Perhaps you have questions. Feel free to contact our
pastor with your questions. Or join us for worship and ask your questions after the
worship service. You may also view our worship services streaming live on our web
site each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

I, and the congregation of Preakness Valley, would like to meet you and get to know
you, and share with you the love of God the Father through Jesus Christ in both word
and deed. Please join us.

In Service to God and His Church,

Rev. David S. Klompien