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How to Vote

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In a few short days we will have the opportunity to vote for men and women to serve in local, state, and federal government. In this election cycle the presidential race has gotten most of the attention; mainly because the major party candidates running are disliked by a large number of Americans. It’s particularly…(Read More)

This past Sunday we saw from Luke 1:34 – 55 that God does the impossible. We also saw that when Mary believed God was doing the impossible her life was flooded with Joy. She burst into spontaneous song, “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Joy is a fruit of faith. When we believe that…(Read More)

Last Sunday we looked at Matthew 6:24 – 34 in the Sermon in the Mount series. This post is one in a series that addresses some follow up issues. The first three posts are Anxiety: is it ok to plan for the future?, Anxiety: will God always give me food to eat?, and Anxiety: the…(Read More)

Last Sunday we looked at Matthew 6:24 – 34 in our sermon in the mount series. This post is one in a series that addresses some follow up issues (The fist two posts are Anxiety: is it ok to plan for the future? and Anxiety: will God always give me food to eat?). You can…(Read More)

Last Sunday we looked at Matthew 6:24 – 34 in our sermon in the mount series. This post is one in a series that addresses some follow up issues (read the first post in the series HERE). You can listen to the sermon HERE, or subscribe in iTunes. Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What…(Read More)

Last Sunday we looked at Matthew 6:24 – 34 in our sermon in the mount series. This is a blog that addresses some follow up issues. You can listen to the sermon HERE, or subscribe in iTunes. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus addresses some of the most persistent sins we face, all the…(Read More)

Have you ever wanted to help someone through a struggle or trial only to be dismissed or ignored because, well, you’ve never had to go through the same thing?  Maybe you’ve been put in your place by that defensive line, “You don’t know what it’s like!”   I recently ran into this…(Read More)

three days later

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Last Sunday churches around the world rejoiced in the resurrection of Jesus. We read Scripture about the resurrection, sang about the resurrection, heard stories about how the resurrection has changed lives, and prayed that the resurrection of Jesus would continue to take root in and transform our lives. Today is Wednesday. It’s been three…(Read More)

Happy Reformation Day

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It’s Reformation Day! Here’s a blog I wrote last year explaining why this day is so important in the life of the church. I used to hate studying history. Boring, dry, stale, and completely unable to hold my attention. I would run from a history book (or blog) like it was the plague…(Read More)

Out of all the American holidays Halloween poses the most questions for Christians. Not once have I been asked questions about Flag Day or St. Patrick’s Day, but every year I get some questions about Halloween. I can boil all the questions I’ve been asked down to one, “Should Christians have any participation…(Read More)

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