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Short Devotion: What is Church? Ephesians 3:10-11

Ephesians 3:10-11      His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Some people these … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Numbers or Nurturing?

Numbers or nurturing? Do church youth groups have to be big before they are successful? Isn’t nurturing kids more important than numbers?   Deuteronomy 32:10   In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He … Continue reading

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21st Century Christ

A modern stained glass church window… I think it says it all….

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4 Minute Devotions: Gospel Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas’ famous Musketeers have been a favorite of mine since I was a boy. Their motto “All for One, and One for All” is a great message for our churches today. Christ died for all, so therefore all should … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Sleeping in Church

I love the story of Eutychus because he reminds me of myself. When I first became a Christian, I was a ‘twicer,’ which meant that I used to go to church services twice each Sunday. I went to my Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Drive By Devotions

Seeking guidance from the Spirit of God can affect the outcome of our plans and goals. Sometimes we have daft notions that go nowhere because we don’t put God first. Podcast version here Zechariah 4:6             So he said to … Continue reading

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Beware the Golden Compass

 Audio version here    There’s a new movie coming out just before Christmas called “The Golden Compass.” It’s a fantasy movie based on a best selling trilogy by the author, Philip Pullman. It’s the usual good vs. bad story, with … Continue reading

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Tertullian Revisited: Chapter 6 – Heresy is sinfully chosen over the will of Christ

 To reject a heretic is to disarm him of any credibility. The task of the Church is not only to neutralize the ideas and opinions of heretics, but also to enhance and edify orthodox beliefs. The unity of the Church … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus – the work of the church is to bring others to Christ

John 12:21     They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”  This is one of my favorite verses from the Bible because it encapsulates the work … Continue reading

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