The Words of Fools

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says... on October 28th, 2009 by (1,101 views)
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This past Sunday in my sermon, I eluded to the fact that we are a part of a society that likes to talk, talk, talk–unceasingly expressing our unsolicited opinions. We put our opinions out into the world as if the world depends on them, as if people desperately need to hear from us. What may […]

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Overthinking The Three Little Pigs

Posted in Sermon Snippets on October 21st, 2009 by (3,305 views)
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As great as the story of The Three Little Pigs is, its self-stated moral is a lie. It says that simply trying harder to do one’s best will make you survive the wolves of life. The real moral of the story is that trying harder when you’re using the wrong technique or perspective wears you out or makes your susceptible.

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Ordered Response

Posted in Church Life, Thinking Theologically on October 9th, 2009 by (975 views)
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By placing communion after the sermon I believe we are making a statement that the work of faith is not simply the responsibility of the pastor and an individualistic response of a few who might be new to the faith, but rather a time for Christians young and old, both in age and maturity, to respond as one body to the call of the preacher to continue to follow faithfully on the path of discipleship.

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May God Equip You

Posted in Benedictions on October 9th, 2009 by (1,082 views)

May the God of peace,    Who through the blood of the eternal covenant    Brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,    That great Shepherd of the sheep, Equip you with everything good for doing his will, And may he work in us what is pleasing to him,    Through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for […]

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The Importance of Church History or Why Dead People Matter

Posted in Christian Living on October 1st, 2009 by (981 views)
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Studying church history is often given the gracious descriptors such as boring, tedious, endless, and unproductive. I’ve utilized these terms myself, especially when captivated by educational shows like “The Office” are playing on the television. In fact, I must admit that I enjoy “The Office” so much that I record it every week. If I […]

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