A few years ago I got a call from my grandmother with a Bible question. She has been a Christian since she was 18 or so. When I lived with her throughout my teenage years, I would wake up in the morning and she would have been awake for hours praying and reading her Bible. […]

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For a while, I was very resistant and antagonistic to church. Growing up I had been fed the party line about God, the church, and the Bible…but there came a time when I started asking some tougher and deeper questions. When they wouldn’t or couldn’t answer them it pushed me away. Some people are really […]

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Mother Teresa is known throughout the world as having started multiple ministries to the homeless and impoverished of India. I once knew a girl who was taken in by one of her orphanages and adopted by an American couple. Writing about her early days as a Nun, Mother Teresa says, “I was traveling to Darjeeling […]

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How do I know if I’m saved?

As a kid I was made to go to church, as were some of you. Sunday morning, Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, revival services…you name it I was in church. And while it was the same 30-40 people every single week, we regular heard the pastor call us to confess our sins and accept Jesus Christ […]

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What is Baptism with the Holy Spirit?

On Thursday I was sitting in a classroom and watch an interaction with one of our students at the school. He was sitting there, computer off, doing nothing, and talking to people around him. The teacher asked him to quiet down and get back to work. He said, “I was working, but I had a […]

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Why can’t Christians get along?

Today we are starting our new message series entitled, “Got Questions?” And boy do you ever have some questions! I love doing this kind of message series because what we are engaging in is very important…we are doing the work of Ethics. Ethics is where you take a belief or foundational structure and work to […]

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Leaving Leviticus

Way back in February we started a journey through one of the more difficult books of the Bible. Leviticus is not known for its easy reading nor its accessibility. It is a tough book. Today is the last day of the series and I wanted to take some time to reflect on some of the […]

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The Sabbath

Normally, when I preach on a passage I am at least working on the area I’m preaching about. I’m just a normal person wrestling with God’s word and striving to get better at living out the Christlike life. I’m not always very good, but I’m trying. Today, I stand before you as a full blown […]

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Let them feast!

There is an old hymn titled, “Come and Dine” that goes: Jesus has a table spread Where the saints of God are fed, He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”; With His manna He doth feed And supplies our every need: Oh, ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time! Refrain: “Come and […]

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What is love?

How do you define love? If you are like most people…you answers are scattered all across the spectrum. Merriam Webster defines it as: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person On a website called canyoudefinelove.com People write in their answers…some are obviously better than others. “Love is like DNA: Different for Everyone.” […]

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