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Whispers of Grace: Dry Bones Come to Life

Through out the Old Testament, the story of  salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is subtle.  But as we read the Old in light of the New we can see God clearly speaking to us.   815 more words

Jesus

God Let's Nothing Go to Waste

What comes to mind when you think of Moses? Maybe the phrase “let my people go” comes to mind. Or perhaps you recall how he parted the red sea so that the Israelites could cross over to safety. 598 more words

Bible

Podcast: The God In-Between

Here’s the message I preached on Sunday, September 14, 2014, titled “The God In-Between.” The lectionary reading for that Sunday was Exodus 14:19-31, and continues the story of God with the nation of Israel from Abraham through the Exodus experience. 14 more words

Sermon Illustrations

More synchronicity: Rivers of Babylon

Just after posting the previous post, I had a bit of free time, so I played the musical free-association game: I choose a song to start with and play it, and when each song ends, I play whatever comes to mind next — which will generally be related in some way. 255 more words

Coincidence / Synchronicity

Sovereignty & Judgment

Thoughts About What We’re Reading…

This week I thought I would do a brief overview of the importance of the twelve books known as the… 536 more words

Devotional

Can babies sin?

I lived for four years in a country that believed that children are incapable of sinning until they reach the age of 13.  At that point a child is an adult.   835 more words

New Testament

Deference … Again

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

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Essays