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Misplaced Priorities – Haggai 1:3-6 5/27/2014

Christians are kind people, and our instinct is to let people off when they don’t fulfill their promises. We choose not to see or deal with their shortcomings. We don’t like to hold people to account, so we tolerate lack of commitment or ... read more

Molding God’s Will to Ours – Haggai 1:1-2 5/20/2014

God is not playdough, but sometimes we act as if he is. We shape his nature to be harsh or generous; we flex his standards to be what we want; we change his plans for our lives to fit our new circumstances. The Jews who were first to return to ... read more

‘Just Meddling?’ – Romans 1:28-32 5/13/2014

The second half of chapter 1 of Romans is sobering. God does not ignore sin, and the consequences of setting your face against God are serious. But Paul has not failed to stress that the gospel “is the power of God that brings salvation to ... read more

Abandoning God’s Way for Human Relationships – Romans 1:26-27 5/6/2014

At this early point in his letter to the Romans, Paul is giving examples of what happens when people abandon God’s ways. Three times in chapter one he uses the strong phrase, “God gave them over…” – God removing restraint and allowing ... read more