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Prayer for Purity

How Your heart aches when we have not followed the pattern so clearly laid out.

Father, Your plan is for marriage between one man and one woman to be a reflection of Jesus and Your Church. 274 more words

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Translation Tuesdays: 1 John 1-7

Hey all! Today begins Translation Tuesdays, starting with 1 John 1-7. I’m excited for this series; it should last until the end of April, when my class is finally over and we turn in our translation notebooks. 491 more words

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Retribution in the Sermon on the Mount? (Or, the Jesus You Find At the Bottom of a Well)

J.D. Crossan has apparently written a book about How to Read the Bible and Remain a Christian. In light of the obvious, almost trite, irony of a man whose rejection of basic Christian orthodoxy extends to even a denial of the resurrection of Christ, attempting to tell people how to remain Christians, one must wonder what the point of engaging such a work with seriousness. 1,755 more words

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Holy Week: The Disappointment of Judas

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the day when Jesus rode in to town and everyone’s excitement and anticipation were at a fever pitch. However, in just a few short days, the hopeful high that Jesus would be Messiah came crashing down into the reality of his arrest and crucifixion. 1,864 more words

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Pour Out Your Spirit Lord 

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…”

The Holy Spirit is the driving force behind all the ministry that will take place in the book of Acts. 406 more words

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Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:19
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” 237 more words

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Hidden Things 

Deuteronomy 29:29

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” 268 more words

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