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Sadness & The Church

Sadness. Everyone experiences sadness at some point; it may come in the form of discouragement, the "blues," mourning over tragedy, depression, etc. Sadness is part of the Christian life. Did you know that? Or did you think that sadness only happens to those who are not following Jesus? The psalmist certainly knew sadness: My tears have been my food day and night...Why ...

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A gentle and quiet spirit? Who, me?

Peter exhorts us to have a gentle and quiet spirit. That is not my natural inclination, but by God's grace I am learning to fight for it....

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Gratefulness

Reading Colossians forces the reader to grow in thankfulness and gratitude. ...

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Why should I come to a Women's Bible study?

We need to be in God's Word together, to encourage and exhort one another and to deepen friendships. This year there are 4 opportunities to learn and grow together. Come and join us for a great year in God's Word!...

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The Jesus Agenda

If you are like me, you are really frustrated with the current state of our world. It seems as though there is an agenda out there for every cause (I am not going to list, or even mention, any of them, you know what they are)…....

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Best Marriage Advice Ever

The apostle Paul stopped by this morning and gave me the best marriage advice ever......

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Does Your Way Lead to Death?

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. (Prov 14:12) Proverbs 14:12 points out a systemic problem in our choices and viewpoints each day: we convince ourselves that our way is the right way. We deceive ourselves by choosing to read only those things that reinforce our way, rather than those things that reassess our way. We befriend t...

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What Should You Read?

So you have some extra time this summer, how should you use it? Last week, Colleen gave some great ideas on how to use the summer wisely, especially with regard to family worship. Let me now expand on one of those ideas: reading.  Even if you don't enjoy reading, you should still read for the benefit of others (see yesterday's post). But maybe you don't know where to...

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Read for the Benefit of Others

Christians are called to read. That may sound bold, and even alienating to those who do not enjoy reading, but it is a true statement. Think about it: Christianity has always been defined as a religion centered on reading words. Christianity was birthed from the story found in the words of the Old Testament. The revelation of God to Israel was written down in words. In J...

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Summer Sunday Mornings, revisited

A few ideas for ways to use your Sunday mornings to feed on God's Word this summer, even without Sunday School!...

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