Monthly Archives: January 2016

Worthy of worship

Mark 14:1-11 The chief priests and the scribes supposed him a threat, so they conspired to arrest him and have him killed. Judas Iscariot turned traitor and made arrangements to betray him, receiving a handsome reward for his dubious effort. … Continue reading

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Trouble with the Church

1 Peter 2:6-16 It’s obvious; the world has trouble with the church. For those who belong to the world, two messages prevail. The first is “Get what you can and keep it for yourself.” The second is like it, “Do … Continue reading

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The faith of others

Matthew 9:1-8 He could not walk; he could not approach Jesus on his own. Friends brought him into Jesus’ presence. They carried him. They did this in order that he may be healed, restored, brought back to fullness. The paralytic … Continue reading

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A sure foundation

1 Corinthians 3:1-11 In order to build a structurally sound house, one must begin working from the ground up. To build on top of the soil, you have to dig well below the surface and lay strong foundational support that … Continue reading

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Life’s greatest question

Genesis 1:1-2:3, Hebrews 1:1-14 Since the beginning, humans have struggled to figure out just how, when, and especially why the world came into existence. When we think about history’s great discoveries, we realize most were made while trying to answer … Continue reading

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No Partiality

Acts 10:34-48 The young man sitting next to me in the airport seemed awfully worried. His face reflected the weight of his worry. After some time, I broke the ice. “How are you doing?” I asked him. I could not … Continue reading

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Called by Christ

Matthew 4:17-22, Acts 9:1-9 Four men were simple fishermen. They really did not have the qualifications we might think necessary to build a church. Their expertise was working with nets and boats, finding fish, catching and selling them. Another man … Continue reading

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