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18
Jan

The Fruit of Peace

Last week we looked at the manifestation of joy in our life with Christ.  That joy, stemming from the love of Christ, will thus lead us to peace.  This manifestation melts away the worries of life and leads us to be calm in Christ.  Examine the advise Jesus gives us in the Sermon on the …

9
Nov

…and He Loved Them Anyway

In my teenage years I started to listen to heavy metal music, one of my favorites being Motley Crue.  At that time, I never thought about names of bands, but I later learned that motley is phrase referencing diversity but it generally has a negative connotation.  I am not writing on a metal band today, …

26
Oct

Deceiving Standards

Truth is best defined as “fidelity to a standard” meaning that something is true if it matches the object that it is defined by.  God commanded the Israelites to have honest measures to weigh out quantities of foods for payment or sacrifice.  He commanded the weights to be exactly as said they were and not …

5
Oct

Building the Tombs

History is in the eye of the beholder, and we can never say what we would do if we suddenly found ourselves generations past.  If we were in the time of Columbus, would we think that the earth was round or flat?  If we looked into Copernicus’s telescope and considered his model for the sun-centered …

5
Oct

Sanctification – Of God or Man?

A great debate has occurred in my church with some of the members, it was related to that oh great debate of Predestination!  The conversation quickly moved onto the topic of sanctification.  This is not usually misunderstood (or at least not debated hotly), but it was in this case.  One side of the argument suggested …