Who Are These People?

“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. (Acts 20:27, ESV)”  Do some parts of the Bible give you more difficulty than others? Are there parts that you just skip over reading entirely?  


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God and Government

I’m always surprised when I see a sermon that gets an unusual number of hits on our website.  The one from Sunday July 15 Government Is God’s Servant


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They’re Coming to Us

My news feed the last several days has blown up with the news of children separated from their parents at the border as they cross into the US illegally.


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It’s Not About the Cake

Once again, the battle between religious freedom and gay marriage remains unresolved.  


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What Are [your] Words For?

In 1982, the band “Missing Persons” asked the question, “What are words for, when no one listens anymore?”  Today, I wonder if they still feel the same.


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A Wedding No Less Royal

This past Saturday, unless you live in a cave, you probably heard (nearly incessantly) about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  


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How Good and How Pleasant

This is a summary of the message I was asked to bring at the National Day of Prayer service on May 3, 2018.

 

The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is UNITY


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Blinded By The Light

In the hospital where I work part-time, the Engineering department has recently changed the lights in a couple of the halls to LEDs, which are a great deal brighter.  Having walked these particular halls many times over the last five years, it has been very strange to see. Even though these particular halls are filled with windows, the amount of extra light is a bit surreal.  I could always see well in these halls, but now, I can see everything.

 

In John 8:12, we are told,


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What Would Jesus Post?

Having spent most of the last decade on Facebook, I have seen the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.  I have a variety of friends, with a wide variety of perspectives on life, so naturally there will be content that is, inappropriate, offensive, or false.  I expect to find these things, but I start really having trouble when I see inappropriate things posted by Christians that I know.


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Some Thoughts on Esther

My current trek through the scriptures led to me reading the book of Esther over the last couple of days.  If you haven’t read it, or it’s been a long time, a pretty Jewish girl wins a beauty contest to become the queen, putting her in the position to save her people from certain annihilation.  It is the story of how the Jewish festival of Purim came to be.  And, it’s pretty satisfying to read because the bad guy gets what he deserves.


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