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The Significance of Kneeling

As we either grow up in the church or begin participating in services after salvation we are exposed to a lot of traditions that don’t really seem rooted in anything. 1,365 more words


Five Ways to Gain Wisdom

“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6).

A former professor of mine told our class, “Sometimes common sense isn’t so common.” I don’t remember to what he was referring and I don’t know if the comment was original with him. 482 more words

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Domain: In the Beginning (part 3)

(excerpt from a recent sermon on Genesis 1:1)

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

I’ve been breaking this single verse down into chunks as a way of digging into God’s domain, his sovereignty over everything we can see, everything we can’t see, everything we can imagine, and the time in which we see, don’t see, and imagine. 1,058 more words

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Five Ways to Tell if Someone Loves Jesus

They Love Others
People who love Jesus genuinely love others. Their love is marked not only by words, but by actions. Their vocal expressions of love leave you knowing that they mean it. 269 more words

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Domain: In the Beginning (part 2)

(excerpt from a recent sermon given on Genesis 1:1)

In part 1 of the series, I briefly touched on God’s relationship to time. This second portion continues the first verse in Genesis, turning to God’s role as Creator and his continuing interest in human creativity. 1,043 more words

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The Two Other Guys

According to Matthew’s Gospel, both criminals condemned with Jesus mocked him. Check it out in Matthew 27:44, “In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. 1,366 more words


Domain: In the Beginning (part 1)

(Excerpt from a recent sermon given on Genesis 1:1)

JK Rowling was in the news this week (she created the whole muggles & magical world of Harry Potter, right?) because of some tweeting with a fan. 1,202 more words

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