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Sunday 02.12.17 (love like Jesus loved)

This Sunday we'll start a new sermon series that runs between now and the week after Easter, journeying through Jesus' final hours before the crucifixion and his ministry after the resurrection as told in John 13-21. We start with John 13:1-35 and see how we are to love like Jesus loved. Sunday evening, we'll continue… Continue reading Sunday 02.12.17 (love like Jesus loved)

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Ancient Landmarks (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set. ~Proverbs 22:28 When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment of the Law,” he answered, “Love the Lord your God with your whole being and… Continue reading Ancient Landmarks (a daily proverb)

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Love Covers Sin (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from each chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. ~Proverbs 10:12 You probably heard the quote: “Love covers a multitude of sins.” It’s from the Bible—1 Peter 4:8, to be exact. But the idea originated in the… Continue reading Love Covers Sin (a daily proverb)

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Intoxicated in Love (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from each chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. ~Proverbs 5:18-19… Continue reading Intoxicated in Love (a daily proverb)

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Good Reads 11.02.16 (on: parenting, church unity, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On church history / Reformation Day (note: Oct 31 is the anniversary of Martin Luther publishing his 95 theses which sparked the protestant reformation. 10.31.17 will be the 500 year anniversary of this event): What is Reformation Day? by… Continue reading Good Reads 11.02.16 (on: parenting, church unity, and more!)

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Good Reads 10.26.16 (on: suffering and the gospel, manhood, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On biblical manhood: Nine Attributes of a Real Man by Vince Miller In reading the grand story of God in the Bible, and searching for ideal representations of men among the kings, priests, prophets, warriors, and leaders we meet,… Continue reading Good Reads 10.26.16 (on: suffering and the gospel, manhood, and more!)

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Bearing Burdens (a meditation)

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2 In the final chapter of his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul spoke about the law of Christ, a hint back to 5:14 where Paul summarized Jesus’ teachings: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your… Continue reading Bearing Burdens (a meditation)

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I would take hell that others might have heaven (a meditation)

Say what you want about the Apostle Paul, but one thing is certain: he was not a boring writer. As the Holy Spirit inspired his words, much of Paul’s passion and emotion bled through onto the parchments. Romans 8 ends with a grand, ringing cry: a great reminder that those who belong to Jesus will… Continue reading I would take hell that others might have heaven (a meditation)

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Good Reads 03.02.16 (on: fighting sin, loving enemies, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On happily and humbly relating to others: The Gospel Frees You to Be Happy for Someone Else by Michael Kelley Very practical stuff here. Practical, but difficult, and not just because your personality might not be emotional. It’s difficult… Continue reading Good Reads 03.02.16 (on: fighting sin, loving enemies, and more!)

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Don’t awaken love until it’s ready (a meditation)

Song of Solomon is a book that sometimes makes us uncomfortable. Throughout the history of the church, many have tried to allegorize it instead of letting it speak as it is: an intense description of love and sexuality between a groom and bride. While the book is explicit in its detail it stays away from… Continue reading Don’t awaken love until it’s ready (a meditation)