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No Longer Children

No Longer Children

This week Paul invites us to grow up.  “We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.”  In today’s world, that seems so hard to say.  Someone will say that it is your interpretation, your beliefs, your desires that you are imposing on the scriptures.  But Paul seems to think that there is a clear and...

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Who Shall Ascend?

Who Shall Ascend?

“And who shall stand in his holy place?  Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.”  As I read this, I realized that what was once straightforward has become frightfully obscure.  Sure cultures and morals have changed over the centuries, but in our over-zealous post-modern age I fear that we might make words like “pure” and...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

The scriptural requirements for fatherhood are daunting to say the least, but they are worth it!  Guiding our children to Christ, wisdom and truth are the only things that are eternally valuable.  I was blessed to have a God-fearing father, and I worship the God of my father today.  I want good things for my children, but the one thing I want most for them is that they know Christ.  I want everything that I do as a father to point to...

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Truth and Action

Truth and Action

The scriptures tell us to love in truth and action.  Many people know what it is to love.  Many people have been told by the Spirit what they need to do to put love into action.  How many of us live out our days doing the good that we know we should do?  How many of us grow weary in doing good before we harvest the rewards.  I want to encourage you to live out love in action.  Live it out, and if you do not grow weary you will reap a...

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Neighbor

Neighbor

Who is my neighbor? A question asked many years ago and still pertinent today. If I must love my neighbor, who are they? This Sunday we will be looking at lawyers and Samaritans as we ask ourselves, “Do I know who my neighbor is?” See you then!

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Tithe

Tithe

This week we will be discussing the tithe. For many, talking about the tithe is painful. I have found it to be a joy and a constant reminder that all that I have is a gift from God. In the Old Testament, it is a duty. Under Christ, it is the sign of a joyful heart. See you Sunday as we talk about financial stewardship of what already belongs to God.

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What Did You Come to Do?

What Did You Come to Do?

What is your mission?  What have you come to do?  Is Church a good place to raise a family?  Is it part of your Christian duty?  There are many good reasons to come to church, but the most important reason is to be a disciple.  And what do disciples do?  They go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of Christ.  Has that become taboo, old fashioned, or socially unacceptable?  It always has been.  How many people have you led...

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