Month: March 2017

No Greater Love

While in prayer for this message my mind kept flashing to my son Michael.  You see, Michael is a Captain in the US Army and volunteered for a mission to the Middle East.  He shipped out a few weeks ago for his 3rd deployment.  Of course I prayed for his safety and tried to move on to the task at …

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What to Do When Christians Disagree

There are many times when people who have the same core beliefs – e.g. Jesus is our Savior – disagree on approaches to worldly problems. Certainly, this last election cycle brought out such differences and  emotions were raw. Gun control has its advocates and detractors. Immigration has its advocates and detractors. Even differences concerning traditional hymns and contemporary songs can …

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Living Lives of Faith in an Age of Doubt

That was the subtitle of the men’s retreat in September of last year. Why is this necessary? When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome to explain God’s righteousness and the salvation from death, which can only be achieved through faith in His only Son, Jesus Christ, he described an unrighteous world under heaven filled with sin that …

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Omission Accomplished: When Doctrine Is Ignored

After the 1912 presidential election, the victorious Woodrow Wilson was approached by a Democratic Party stalwart who had worked tirelessly for Wilson’s triumph. Sensing a request for a favor, the president-elect shut the job-seeker down: “Remember that God ordained that I should be the next president of the United States. Neither you nor any other mortal or mortals could have prevented this.” …

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God Above Us, God With Us, and God in Us

Isaiah 57:15:  For this is what the high and exalted One says he who lives  forever, whose name is holy:  “I live in a high and holy place, (1)  But also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, (2)  to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the  contrite. (3)   “Transcendent” means that God is not like us; …

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