Reformation “R & R” This Weekend!

Maybe you’ve been to one of those places that treats you like a VIP.  A fancy restaurant or posh resort.  A spa.  Or even grandma’s and grandpa’s place. You’re addressed as “Mr. and Mrs.”  They open the door for you, pull out your chair.  The sheets are turned back with...

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From Death to Life

Most people fear death– and rightly so!  It’s a direct result of sin, and it’s not what was supposed to happen to us.  Way back at the time of creation, Adam and Eve ignored God’s warning and ate from the forbidden tree, and thus brought death into the world.  But...

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Infused by the Holy Spirit

Have you ever had “infused” water?  It’s when you strain water through fruits or vegetables to give it a natural flavor.  There are pitchers and cups that are specially designed for this process, and it’s a wonderful way to liven up your water with vitamins and taste. We Christians need...

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Jesus– Your Good Shepherd

This week, on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, many in the Christian Church take time to recognize our resurrected Lord as our Good Shepherd.  In John 10 Jesus used this picture to describe his relationship to us– a picture that was very familiar to people of his day who would...

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Celebrating Easter is Not Over!

I’m going to be honest.  This coming weekend for many churches is a “down” weekend for attendance.  I suppose that after attending, in many cases, several services over Holy Week, together with the awesome celebration of Easter Sunday– people just need a “week off.” I hope you’re not one of...

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Working Together

Ever since my Sesame Street days, I’ve had drilled into me the concept of cooperation.  The more people you have working together in a task, the quicker it goes.  This is certainly true in the church.  As we work together to do the things that support and spread the gospel, God...

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Which Way Will You Go?

The way of the Lord, or the way of the world.  Which way will you go?  Just so you know: the easier way is the world’s way.  Your friends, society, the entertainment industry– you name it– they’ll all support and encourage you in the world’s way.  God’s way, as Jesus once...

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“They are weak, but He is strong.”

Remember singing “Jesus Loves Me” when you were a kid?  Whenever I hear this song, I think of a group of little children singing the words at the top of their lungs– sometimes out of tune– just because their hearts are so proud and filled with Jesus’ love that they...

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Point to Jesus!

Back in the days of the early Church, in the first century, Christians had real challenges as they shared their faith.  Some faced verbal attacks, but others dealt with losing their jobs, their business, and even their families.  Some even lost their lives. When we hear of such persecution, it...

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