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Authority, source and norm

Mark 11:27-33 As Jesus taught in the temple, many heard his words and were amazed. Some Pharisees, however, were not so pleased with Jesus’ teaching. They often found themselves to be the subjects of his lessons which pointed out to … Continue reading

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Good soil

Mark 3:31–4:9 When the Parable of the Sower is preached, it is likely most in attendance believe they indeed resemble good soil. We are at worship; we are hearing God’s Word and singing his praise. Yet, truthfully, as the seed … Continue reading

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A sure foundation

1 Corinthians 3:9-15 In order to build a structurally sound house, one must begin by laying a strong foundation. No matter the strength of your building materials, if the foundation isn’t sure and strong, it will buckle and the building … Continue reading

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To bear much fruit

John 15:1-8 A friend of mine is the keeper of a peach orchard. One thing about peach trees that I have learned is that they must be tended to year round. In these winter months, the beginning of the yearly … Continue reading

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Encountering the risen Christ

John 20:19-31 Isn’t it amazing how quickly Easter Sunday comes and goes? Oh, Easter isn’t over, just the hoopla that surrounds Easter Sunday. In too many respects, the world doesn’t quite understand Easter. The crowds may be gone, but the … Continue reading

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No Limit to Grace

1 Corinthians 4:4-16 The sign along the road said “Speed Limit 40,” but everyone knows you can go at least seven or eight miles per hour over. The blue lights flashing in your mirror suggest otherwise and you can’t argue … Continue reading

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