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Faith Seeking Understanding Habakkuk 3

NOTE: These studies are now available as a free Android app.     Anselm was a Medieval philosopher in the Catholic Church who became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. He wrote a book called Proslogion but I draw your attention … Continue reading

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Bad Thoughts Do Not Cause Rain

    Nor does joking about a plane crash cause it to be “jinxed.” Humans can be so superstitious sometimes, as if there is no God. Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown on the pitcher’s mound. “Can thinking bad thoughts cause … Continue reading

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Jesus Is the Chief Shepherd 1 Peter 2:21-25

    Our current eldership is asking for the church to appoint more elders, more shepherds. This is the most important, or at least one of the most important tasks the church family has. As we study the work and the … Continue reading

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Holiness and Love

    In his book, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification, Sinclair Ferguson suggests that holiness ultimately refers to devotion. To say that God is “holy,” the Holy Son, the Holy Spirit, is to say that each of the members of … Continue reading

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Real Doctors and “Grey’s Anatomy”

    Understand that I have never seen the TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Based on the title of the show, I assumed (correctly, it turns out) that it is a medical drama program. It has been running for fourteen seasons. That’s … Continue reading

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Will We Be Guided by Emotions or Facts?

Before we get into our discussion, please understand that this is not a “put guns into schools” defense nor a “don’t put guns into schools” essay. In my comments, I’m not wanting to advocate either position. What I do want … Continue reading

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The Queen of Sheba, Solomon & Jesus Christ Matthew 12:38-42

    One of the Christmas movies we watch every year is Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin.  In case you are not familiar with the movie, it is about a family who goes to Paris, France for the Christmas holidays but … Continue reading

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The keys to effective prayer

Prayers Acts 2:42 At the end of Acts 2:42 we find “prayer” as characterizing those associated with NT Christianity. 2 Chron. 7. The time had come for Solomon to dedicate the temple to God (this the background of 2 Chron. … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Moses Studies in Deuteronomy Chapters 10-12

The nature of God does not change (Mal. 3:6). Nor does human nature. Because of these two facts, when we study God’s work in the Old Testament, with Israel, we see the same behaviors and reactions from God as we … Continue reading

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A “Bourgeois” Culture

    First, a definition… “bourgeois” refers to the middle class, those who lived in a “burgess.” The word typically refers to values and attitudes of the working class. In Karl Marx’s view, it as synonymous with capitalism.     From time … Continue reading

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