Archive for June, 2009

On Purpose! The Dangers of American Christianity

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

What is the most dangerous aspect of being an American Christian?  Warning!  This might be a trick question!  But I’ll be nice and give you a hint.  The trick is discovered by asking what is unique to being an American; not what is unique to being a Christian.  

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Wonders from the Word – The Implications of Baptism (John 7:22-23)

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

  A badge of honor among the Jews was circumcision.  To their dishonor, they lost sight of the implication of circumcision.  They clung to the meaning – a singular special covenant relationship with God unknown among the nations.  Unfortunately they had forgotten the implication – they were desperate without God. John 7:22-23 – (22) “For this […]

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Wonders from the Word – A Happy Ending (Matthew 21:1-11)

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Triumphantly, Jesus enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11).  Fulfilling prophecy, the Christ rides a colt both humbly and royally.  Friends spread their garments before their King as a symbol of submission (2 Kings 9:13).  Palm branches spread out symbolizing victory (Suetonius, Caligula, 32).  No wonder this is called “The Triumphant Entry.”   No wonder, too, this is […]

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