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Pillars of Christian Character: Love

Last week some things in my life sort of felt like they were imploding, so I failed to post sermon number three here. It was a sermon about humility.  I did share it on Facebook, but couldn’t find time to write … Continue reading

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The Word: Hebrews 10:1-18

Given yesterday’s Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement post, this passage seemed a good choice today: Hebrews 10:1-18 ESV: For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it … Continue reading

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Understanding Yom Kippur as a Christian

Observant Jewish people are busy preparing for Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown today and lasts through tomorrow. The day is described in Leviticus 23:27-28 “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the … Continue reading

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The Word for Maundy Thursday: Jesus in the Garden

Matthew 26:36-36 (NASB) Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and … Continue reading

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“Marriage is Good”

Although I’m not yet married, I enjoy hearing the wisdom of those who are married. I particularly appreciate this piece by Jen Pollock Michel in Christianity Today (which I found linked at Challies.com).

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Christianity: It Isn’t About Doing, It’s About Done

I think it is all too easy for the human heart, the Christian heart included, to fall into the trap of works righteousness. Scripturally we know the law cannot save us, and was actually a means to show us our … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Les Miserables

I finally got to see Les Miserables this weekend. It’s such a heartwrenching tale with themes of law, grace, love, sacrifice, injustice and mercy. I had avoided reading anything about the latest film version of Victor Hugo’s novel, which is … Continue reading

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