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Easter Sermon: What Difference Does the Cross Make?

What difference does the cross make? How can a man who dies on a cross be considered influential? It goes against everything we’re taught about power, and culture, and lasting influence. Jesus had no money, no military victories, no legions … Continue reading

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 Cities of Refuge #12 (the Bible says what?)

One of the strangest passages I’ve ever read in the Bible is in Deuteronomy 4:41-43. There, Moses establishes three cities that will allow anyone who had unintentionally killed a neighbor to find safety. These were their ‘cities of refuge.’ Different? … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Samson- Repentance (Character Counts)

Football is over; baseball has not yet started. That means it is basketball season – and March Madness is coming! I like basketball – it’s five teammates against five teammates. It’s simple and to the point… most of the time. There are … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Gideon – Perseverance

  No one wakes up in the morning and prays, “God, please increase my perseverance.” It just isn’t in us to want more perseverance – because the only way to grow perseverance is to be tested – over and over again – … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: David – Compassion (Character Counts Series)

David was a man after God’s own heart. He was also a courageous boy with a hand full of rocks, an outlaw and fugitive, a singer, an adulterer, a king, and a seeker. But in Second Samuel 9:1-12, he was something … Continue reading

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Things Jesus Never Said: The World Is Going To Hell

I remember the voice more than I can distinguish the man’s features as I look back into my college career. (It’s getting farther and farther away, you know!) He would appear in the spring, when the weather was warm enough … Continue reading

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Letter To My Younger Self (A Mustard Seed Musing)

For my English class, I instructed students to write a letter to their younger selves to see what advice they could give, and what they might learn from the reflection. To be fair, I thought I should write one myself. I am … Continue reading

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