Archive for April, 2011

On Purpose! – Will-Control

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Sin needs a remedy, but so does temptation. How easy is it to give in to Satan’s inducements? While the following anecdote is not serious, there is a serious point. Does the following example seem “too real” to you? A lady on a diet was determined to make it through a full week without cheating. […]

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Wonders of the Word – A Baptism of Repentance

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

John preached a “baptism of repentance” (Lk.3:3). This repentance is not something simply and solely theological or personal. It is spiritual and practical; it reaches out to all because God reached down to us. Repentance is not just in the heart or mind. Repentance is not just looking to our sinful past. Repentance is a […]

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The Incarnation – God with Us (Mt.1.23)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

How do we decide right and wrong? There are precepts and principles, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand laws. I would like to suggest to you an image, a picture, but one set in time and reality, that can be used to help us see the meaning of ethics and morality – the […]

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Wonders from the Word – Location, Location, Location (Leviticus)

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Location, location, location. Those are the three rules of real estate. Sometimes the most innocuous statement can have great meaning. Sometimes from where something is said is as important as what is said. Would anyone deny where Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a Dream” speech gave the speech even more gravitas both […]

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On Purpose! – Psalms – From Pain to Praise

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

The book of Psalms is to be experienced, even felt, as our emotions overtake our minds, before we take it apart to study. Even taking it apart is a different experience than found in most books, because the book of Psalms is actually five different books (1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), none of which have […]

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