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A death to redeem us

On Christmas Eve, we talked about a child who was born to save us. We talked about his purpose. Tonight, we see that baby, now grown, fulfill it. And I have to warn you — it’s not pretty. No longer a cuddly little baby in swaddling clothes, this grown man had been beaten, stripped, mocked, whipped, and could barely physically drag his pulp of a body out to this hill for the climax of this cruelty. It is not pretty. Yet this Friday is Good, precisely because it is Him doing what He came for. In order to save us ...

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Yes, he rose

Just a Thought: Did Jesus really rise from the dead? And does it really even matter? The answer to both questions is an emphatic YES!

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 8:11 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.

God will have his way

Just a Thought: God will have His way; His will, will be accomplished. If this is so, why do we need to bother to do anything? Why don’t we just sit back and “let God?”

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Posted: apr. 03, 2014 5:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.

In the Shadow of the Cross

I was blind for an hour. And that was enough. Granted, I paid for the privilege when that exhibit “Dialogue in the Dark” was in Atlantic Station. It gave you the chance to experience life blind for a short time. I’ll just say it was an eye-opening experience. I don’t know how truly blind people do it.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2014 5:31 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.

See sin for what it is —

Last week, we started looking at Genesis 3, that story of the first sin, to try to understand why we do some of the things we do. We compared it to the victims in a horror movie opening the door that we know so much danger is behind. Like helpless moviegoers, we watched Adam and Eve walk through that door. We saw how dangerous Satan’s lies are to lead us to sin.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2014 7:37 p.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Understanding death

Just a Thought: Have you ever contemplated death? No, I don’t mean causing death, just “death.” Where did it come from? Why does it come? What hope do we have in light of God’s truth: “…you are dust, and to the dust you will return” (Gen.3:19) “What man can live and not see death?” (Ps. 89:48a) It is appointed for men to die…(Heb. 9:27; James 4:14).

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Posted: mar. 20, 2014 7:34 p.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Just a Thought: It begins with individuals

Just a Thought: Let the church rise up!

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Grace Notes: See sin for what it is

I just can’t watch horror movies. I get too frustrated. You see, it bugs me that they always go through that door.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 3:51 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Just a Thought: Callous about sin?

Do you have any features that look like your mom’s or dad’s? Maybe you have his eyes, her nose or some other characteristic. Do you have any of your heavenly Father’s features? "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God…" (Rev.4:8) But what about His children? We are told throughout scripture that we are to be as He is; (Lev. 11:44a; 19:2; 20:7,26; 1 Peter 1;15; 1 John 1:7).

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Posted: mar. 06, 2014 3:38 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Grace Notes: The Son shines proof

Last Wednesday, at about midnight, one guy shoved something up my dad’s nose, another person shoved something down his throat, and then the kicker – this guy took a knife and cut my dad’s midsection wide open. And we thanked him for it.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Just a Thought: What is your life?

Psalms 139 is the strongest, most undeniable argument for when "life" begins in the womb. This passage makes it very clear all life is divinely ordained by God, formed by God, and designed by and developed by God. Having said that, let’s talk about our own life.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2014 2:51 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

If I only had a year to live ...

Ecclesiastes 3:9-14 (Contemporary English Version): "What do we gain by all of our hard work? I have seen what difficult things God demands of us. God makes everything happen at the right time.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2014 2:54 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Grace notes: What's the point

We go through a lot to do "church". Think of the time and money and effort and energy put into making sure we’ve got a place to meet on Sundays, all the work that goes into the various events and traditions. People give up so much in the name of church, so today I ask you, "Why?" What’s the point?"

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 3:14 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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