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Contributed on Jan 18, 2020
How do we deal with the Babel of people teaching in the church?
Saying the Same Thing 1 Corinthians 1:11-18 If there is anything that plagues the church today, it is the myriad of voices spouting all sort of “Christian” teachings. Christians are separated from each other by walls of doctrine. If it was ever true, the claim of a unified church which all ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2020
Who would want to pastor the church at Corinth?
Living our Call 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 We all wish our churches were perfect. We all wish we were perfect. We often get discouraged by the failure to reflect Christ. We see our failings at every level and wonder when we will be the Church and when we will be true Christians. We tend to think of Peter ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2020
If and when we are persecuted, how shall we resond?
The Christian Response to Persecution Acts 4:23-31 In America, where I live, we formally have freedom to worship and express our religious views. I use the word “formally” because there is increasing erosion to these freedoms. We have not suffered the severe persecution our Christian brothers ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2020
Peter and John are emboldened by the Spirit to defend themselves before the Sanhedrin.
These Are not Idiots Acts 4:5-22 Peter and John had been under great pressure before when Jesus was arrested by both the Temple guard and Roman soldiers. Peter made a temporary and futile attempt at bravado before he caved miserably. The two of them followed at a distance and came into the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2019
Why is baptism so important? And what is meant by Jesus, the sinless One submitting to baptism?
Jesus Comes to be Baptized by John Matthew 3:13-17 The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is mentioned in all four gospels. Even though it is not explicitly stated in the Gospel of John, it is strongly implied. What was the relation of John the Baptist to Jesus? All of the gospels deal with this ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 23, 2019
Confession O Lord, we remember you, O Lamb of God Born this day to take away the sin of the world; O Word become flesh, Who came down to share our humanity; You alone are worthy. Help us remember You not only with our lips, But with our hearts as well; Help our lives proclaim Your truth. As we ...read more