Tag Archives: sin

Things I Learned About Myself, When I Wasn’t In Church

Perhaps this sounds like a strange admission, but there have been times in my life when I had no church home. While I believe those were legitimate absences, upon reflection, I may have learned more about the need to be … Continue reading

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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: 1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of … 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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Don’t Miss List: “Favorite” Heresies, Don’t Trust Your Heart, How to Reach the Suffering and More

This list has been a long time coming. Quite a bit of ground to cover, since I haven’t done this for awhile. I’ll start with the most timely subjects: “This is the last spastic breath from the Religious Right before … Continue reading

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Are you really preaching the gospel?

I ran across this post today, “You Know You’re Really Preaching the Gospel When…” on the For The Church blog. Pastor Dave Harvey makes some really great points, and although it is most useful as a read for pastors to … Continue reading

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