Month: November 2018

O, Come Let Us Adore Him

This advent season, I am making a very conscientious effort to find moments to be still and remember the reason for the season – to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With the calendar quickly filling up, holiday events to plan for, numerous meals to prepare, gift shopping to do – all in addition to the …

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Commitment vs. Involvement

When you sit down to have a breakfast of bacon and eggs, one can easily say the chicken was involved. The pig, on the other hand, was committed. Likewise, at Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey was committed. Perhaps these are not the most pleasant thoughts when enjoying dinner, but as a Christian it’s a concept we have to examine in our …

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As Surely As

Pastor Kevin DeYoung asks the following questions of believers: have you ever come to church feeling dirty for the way that you stared at a young woman at the Gap, or sat through an entire sermon thinking about how you blew up at your kids that morning, or come to the end of a worship service realizing that you were …

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Suspicious of Christ’s Blood

The following took place a few years back in Aurora, Denver. “And if you’re right, what do I do?,” that was her question.  Given the context, it was a good one. For the past hour we were discussing the effects of her sin on her family. How selfish decisions, small and great, had created ruptures that were seemingly irreparable. And …

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Apples to Apples

A couple of weeks ago Jen, Everett and I went apple picking. It was a wonderful fall day to spend in an orchard and we were enjoying time together as a family, picking (and eating) lots of delicious fruit. It was about 20 minutes in when I saw it: the perfect McIntosh apple. ou know, the kind of fruit that …

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