Tag Archives: Christianity

New Sermon Series in the Works

I am currently in the middle of a sermon series on the book of 1 Peter. I will be in this series for several more weeks, but I am already beginning to do some groundwork on the next series. The problem … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Says Prayer OK

The Supreme Court has concluded that prayer at council meetings is constitutional.  I guess Martin will not have to un-invite me from their Memorial Day program. You can find reports here and here.

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How Should Christians Think About the Violence of Football?

American football is a violent sport.  There is no secret to the number of injuries that happen on a regular basis.  Over the last few years the concerns of many have focused on the long-term impact of concussions on players, … Continue reading

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It Has Always Been About Grace

Amazing Grace is a song that everyone knows.  I bet even your unbelieving family and friends know at least some of the words.  What amazes me is that most people, even non-Christians, like the song. Well, it is a good … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: 1 Corinthians 2:9

1 Corinthians 2:9 is a favorite verse for those who like to talk about the future joys of heaven.  It sounds great: What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: Philippians 4:8

Quoting Scripture from memory can be a wonderful thing.  But, as with most things, there are also dangers.  How often have you heard someone recite a verse in an effort to offer biblical wisdom to a situation only to realize … Continue reading

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A Thought on Politics and Christianity

I am studying for a sermon from Luke 19:28-44 and ran across a quote from Darrell Bock that has me thinking.  The quote comes from The NIV Application Commentary on Luke: Society certainly runs better when it is conducted on … Continue reading

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Sermon Files Back Online

Well, I have finally gotten around to making my sermons available online via an audio player. This means you can listen to them without the necessity of downloading the files to your computer. Of course, if you prefer to download … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Read Through the Bible

I have read through the Bible many times over the years using many different plans: cover-to-cover, chronological, both Old and New Testament readings each day, etc.  However, I have found one thing to be true about all of the reading … Continue reading

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Journibles – What a Concept!

Early this week, I returned from a pastors’ conference here in Michigan.  Conferences are always a great place to pick up free books and/or deep discounts on resources from the bookstores and publishers present. At this conference, I was given a … Continue reading

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