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    The members of Circular Congregational Church are proud to be one of the oldest continuously worshipping congregations in the South. The congregation was co-founded with Charles Towne, 1680–1685, by the English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians, and French Huguenots of the original settlement. These "dissenters" erected a Meeting House in the northwest corner of the walled city. In 1804, the time had come to replace the Meeting Street house with a more commodious building. Martha Laurens Ramsay

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    Hymns in the Congregational Church " Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16 (NIV) The Congregational Church is not a new religion in the United States today. This early denomination dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, a time in which England was involved in a revolt against the Established Church. This congregational

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    Puritan Life

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    one of his people. This is one of the burdens that fell upon Winthrop. Who was holy enough to become part of society? He knew that he was holy because, he had come this far by living a completely Puritan life, and he had already become part of the church, which meant that he had passed all of the tests required to prove your holiness. But this did not apply to Massachusetts that was supposed to be a new land governed completely under the laws of God. In this case certain new tests had to be made in

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    book, “Good-To-Great”, is about how to structure and manage a good organization into one that produces sustained lasting and profitable results. (Collins: pg. 14) This paper focuses on the concepts from Collins text that any church leader can acquire and apply to a local church context. There are six key concepts processed through three broad stares: disciplined people, disciplined thought, and disciplined action. Although this book references businesses, its concepts may also apply to churches

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    will either receive redemption or condemnation, regardless of how "good" or "bad" the individual lived their life. This religion could easily be compared to the failures of Communism. In that no matter how hard a person worked, how devoted to church they were, or how pious a person was, there was no way into Heaven. The only way in was by being a "chosen" one. Some of the Puritan's other contemptible beliefs include the degradation of one's self, the utter and total dependence on divine grace

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    This seminar paper seeks to convey the developments I have experienced whilst creating my special study; detailing the mechanics of the procedure and all the theoretical components that contributed to the construction of the play. The task I set myself at the beginning of this process was to create a play informed by ‘real life events’. Initially, I intended to focus on a controversial issue in the media as a means of accessing genuine source material. However, after compiling these secondary resources

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    Sermon Analysis Sermon

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    by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Phillips at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE where he serves as a co-pastor. His sermon titled There is a monster at the end of this sermon incorporated descriptive language to engage the listeners and encourage the congregation whom he serves to live out their missional goal to strengthen current community connections and to further new connections. His church is a “good sized” suburban church that has been around for 295 years. He describes the parishioners

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    Literature has always revealed a great deal about the attitudes and beliefs of different cultures. Puritan authors in the late 17th and early 18th centuries wrote poems, persuasive speeches, stories, and first hand accounts that reveal their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Described especially was the Puritan’s deep regard for religion and their fear and love of God. William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation was written in 1630 as a description of Bradford’s experiences in the New World. The main

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    Puritanism as a Threat to Church and State 1558-1603 In order to answer the question, one must firstly ascertain what actually constituted a Puritan. The name Puritan was actually a kind of slur; it was a label to abuse those who were into the repression of certain indulgences of the period. Such a term must therefore be handled with care, Puritanism was not a unified movement, there were different sects in amongst them who shared certain beliefs as the most moderate of Puritans but also

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    They moved to America for religious freedom. The Puritans lived from God’s laws. They did not depend as much on material things, and they had a simpler and conservative life. More than a hundred years later, the Puritan’s belief toward their church started to fade away. Some Puritans were not able to recognize their religion any longer, they felt that their congregations had grown too self-satisfied. They left their congregations, and their devotion to God gradually faded away. To rekindle

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