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Our Greatest Task

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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The ministry of Jesus can be divided into two parts: Doing for and Being done to. In Doing for others Jesus taught the seeker, fed the hungry and healed the sick. In His ministry of Being done to His beard was plucked, He was betrayed, beaten, and crucified. Surely both ministries were important, but His […]

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Wearing the Green

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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So…It’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Wearing o’ the green, four leaf clovers, Kiss me, I’m Irish, dancing the jig, and green beer. But’s what it all about? What story is behind the seventeenth of March? For the answer one must venture way back in history. More than 1600 years ago, to be more precise. His name […]

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Valentine Who?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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‘Tis the season for heart-shaped candy boxes, syrupy love cards, and flowers. Whoop! Whoop! It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Most of us are familiar with the day, but what’s the story behind the tradition? Who the heck is Valentine? And why should I care? From the mists of history, Valentine emerges as a Christian priest around […]

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Iconoclast

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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The book of Job, ancient Hebrew literature, little read today, is arguably the oldest and best written of the Old Testament lexicon. It portrays God as the original iconoclast. The word iconoclast is not a word regularly used in today’s conversation. It is German. Icon means image. Clast means “to come against.” So an iconoclast […]

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What Your Work Says About You

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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The Book of Proverbs In a museum in Amsterdam, painter Rembrandt’s Descent From the Cross is on display. The painting tells one much about the artist. The dark background says there’s no hope in nature. The crowd around Jesus’ cross is disheveled, ignorant, swayed by every emotion. No hope in people. Rembrandt painted himself in […]

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The Ties That Bind

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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What is This Thing Called Love? 1: Love is more than a fine feeling. It is an act of the will, a choice to always show up and act in your spouse’s best interest. 2: Marriage is the most concentrated form of human relationship. 3: Remember that history began in a garden with a wedding […]

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The Power of a Story

Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Scripture Reference: Luke 15:11ff People are hard-wired to want storytelling. My 4-year old granddaughter will sit for an hour on my lap while I read her stories. Ancient cave dwellers chronicled their hunting stories by pictographs drawn on walls. Medieval balladeers trooped from village to village like singing newsreels heralding the stories of their civilization— […]

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How Do I Know If She/He is the RIght One?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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“How do I know if I’m really in love?” This frequently posed question comes in several versions: “Can I be certain he/she is the one for me?” or “Should I marry this person?” We often answer the question with vague appeals to our glands and emotions. “I feel…” we say, or “I feel in my […]

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You Guys Are Really Gonna Be Different

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one would sue you and take […]

Your Five Duties As A Christian Citizen

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?.” Psalm 11:3 In Africa at night campers in the bush build huge bonfires to scare the wild animals away. But as the night wears on and the fire burns lower and lower, the wild animals lose their fear and creep closer and closer until their […]

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