What about divorce?

I have the longest running marriage in my family for 3 generations. For the last intact marriage in my family, you have to go back to my Great-Grandparents. When my grandmother got married, she knew my grandfather had problems. He was an alcoholic. He might have cheated on her. But he was hardworking, she loved […]

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Does God Hate Gay People?

We have been working through some pretty tough, but good questions as part of our Got Questions? Message Series Questions that many of us have probably wanted to ask for a long time, and haven’t for some reason.  The next two weeks we have what probably are our toughest two questions. I think these are […]

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Can faith and science go together?

A little boy comes to his dad asks, “Dad, where did human beings come from?” and his father says, “Well, we descended from apes.” The little boy goes to his mom. “Mom, where did human beings come from?” She says, “We were created by God in His image.” The boy says, “But Dad said we […]

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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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