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Sermon 02-22-15: "The Meaning of Christ's Death"

In today’s scripture, Jesus sheds light on the meaning of his death when he says he came not to serve, but to serve and to “give his life as a ransom for many.” What does it mean that Christ was our ransom for sin? 2,851 more words

The Fuel of Compassion

Compassion, according to Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology is:

That (human) disposition that fuels Acts of kindness and Mercy. So Compassion could be seen as the unleaded petrol in a car which carries two passengers; kindness and mercy. 215 more words

Daily Life

Ah, Lord Jesus, Author and Word,
Speak into me Your eternal Light that I may see light,
May see You and seeing, be enthralled by Your gaze… 126 more words


Lie #26: Guilt and Shame

“Shame is the emotional state we experience when we feel badly about who we are. Guilt is the emotional state we experience when we feel badly about what we’ve done.” (Dr George Simon, PhD)  I propose that neither are really productive forms of transformation. 506 more words

The Lies

The Gospel According to Frank Underwood

What does Frank Underwood believe about Jesus? As Underwood, Kevin Spacey masterfully plays the House of Cards protagonist, a character with moral abandon seldom seen on the small or large screen.   1,077 more words


Abraham and the Love of God

Abraham, by Sufjan Stevens, ends with these words:


  Put off on your son

Take instead the ram

   Until Jesus comes

Abraham lived around 2000 B.C.E. 1,645 more words



James 3:5-6
“Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.  Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  263 more words