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The House Will Crack If The Foundation Shifts

I’m not an architect or a contractor, but I think I’ve got this right.  When a building is going up, getting the foundation to be firmly grounded on an immovable area is vital to the life and longevity of whatever building is to be built.  In the Bible, there are a...

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Is reading the Bible all that important?

A new year has begun and it's a time for us to consider our lives in a unique way.  There's no magic in changing pages on our calendar or in a different number used to identify a year, but for many of us it is a time to think about what has been, what will be and,...

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Prayer Walking With Passion

Here are a few things to consider as we walk the streets and pray for the city God has currently placed us in: Know your purpose. Jesus urged us to pray for the will of God to be done on earth. We pray for real people in real places, using all the insight and...

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How should we understand the letters of the New Testament?

Hermeneutics (How we study the Bible) –  contextualization process for the epistles  (moving from the ancient text to our modern application in the letters of the New Testament):   How can we read ancient letters in the Bible and find their meaning for us today? ...

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“The body is a unit…”

"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ."  (1 Corinthians 12:12) I totally understand that our bodies have many different parts and almost all of them are essential to us...

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Seeking to understand God’s Message

Seeking out God's Message when I read the Bible... The Bible is the most important book ever written. It claims to be the very words of the almighty, infinite God, given to reveal Himself to humanity. The “living and active” Word of God is able to penetrate the hearts...

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He gave up His life so we could have it

We've been looking at the way that Jesus IS the life, and how he becomes our life when we receive him.  Still fascinating to consider the changes that come when we are living out his life in us, rather than continuing to try and find the "good" life on our own.  Not...

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The Whole Gospel…

When Jesus was here on earth and sent his disciples out to share the "Good News", what did he have in mind?  What is this "Gospel" that God offers to the world?  ....  And what is it in it's fullness - without reducing it to a list or a proposition or a few steps of...

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