The Purpose of the Sabbath

The word “Sabbath” means “rest.” In the Old Testament, it was the last day of the week, on which the ...
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/ / Sabbath, Worship

Advent Hymn Preview

I really enjoy our church’s hymnody. Someone might say, “Well, yeah. You get to pick them.” And I suppose that’s ...
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/ / Worship, Worship


Sometimes I say something in a sermon where, on further reflection, I think to myself, I didn’t explain that very ...
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/ / Apologetics, Apologetics

Jesus Is Jealous for His Children

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if ...
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/ / Uncategorized

Thy and Us

Have you ever noticed that there are two distinct sections of the Lord’s Prayer? Our Father, who art in heaven, ...
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More Than We Ask or Think

Sometimes in passages there are little side lessons. They’re not the main point, so in sermons I usually don’t get ...
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/ / Prayer, Uncategorized

Introducing Acts

During this Easter season we’ve been reading from the book of Acts where we would normally have Old Testament readings ...
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God and Caesar

It’s tax season. More importantly, it’s also holy week. During Holy Week, as the Jewish leaders were trying to find ...
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The Holy Spirit’s Toolbox

I have a drill. Actually, I have six drills … I think. Two of them do not work. I won’t ...
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You’re Dying; Repent

Ash Wednesday is right around the corner (February 17). On this day we remember that we are dying, and, not ...
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/ / Repentance, Worship