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Homosexuality and the Church

I have a friend from the LGBT community. She and I have been friends for twenty years, and though we disagree on so many things we have kept a strong friendship and taught each other many things.  For instance she … Continue reading

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Do We Know What It Says?

Are we reading the Bible for ourselves? Do we know what it says? Or do we just know what the pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders tell us it says? Don’t get me wrong, these people can be a wonderful … Continue reading

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How Seriously Do We Take It?

There are subjects in the Bible that we take very seriously, but then there are those that feel so pervasive we kind of just find ourselves giving up on taking them seriously. Perhaps we’re asking ourselves the questions: If it … Continue reading

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Enter His Rest this Christmas Season

Why are the concepts of Sabbath and rest so significant in the Bible? I was recently reading through Hebrews and it struck me for the first time that Sabbath, Rest, and Salvation are all interlinked,. In Hebrews 3:18, 4:1-10 “And to … Continue reading

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We All Need to be Freed from the Bondage of Sin

Last week we talked about how there is no neutral ground here on earth. Either we are darkness (sin and death) or we are of the light (God, His Righteousness, and life)  What’s interesting about this is that this same … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 4)

What if the baptisms we think of in the Bible as being of water actually are’t water baptisms? I know, it’s kind of a crazy thought, but bear with me. We have the Holy Spirit baptism of the disciples (Acts … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 2)

Where does John the Baptist’s type of baptism come from? And why was Jesus baptized by John? If we go back to the Old Testament, we don’t see baptism exactly, but what we do see is a cleansing with water. … Continue reading

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Knowing Good and Speaking God’s Opinion

As Christians within the church (and really as humanity as a whole), we’ve been taught too often to sit down, shut up, and keep our opinions to ourselves. But what about when the opinions we are expressing (or should be … Continue reading

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Responding to the King when you’re living with the Flesh

In 1 Samuel 25 there is the story of Abigail, a woman “of good understanding and beautiful appearance” who is married to a man “harsh and evil in his doings.” 1Sa 25:3 Abigail was stuck with this man, this Nabal, … Continue reading

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What Is Sin? Why Does It Cost Us?

In the Bible we read that the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). There is a cost that comes when we sin, but what is sin? Why is its wages death? Why do we own this cost and to … Continue reading

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