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The Man Who was God – 1 John 1:1-4 10/7/2013

When John wrote his letter, his epistle, he was trying to save people from believing in a fake Christ. John believed – as do Christians today – that Jesus was both God and man. He was both when he lay in the cradle, both when he was baptized in ... read more

Making Jesus Known Where He is Not Known – Romans 15: 20-22 9/30/2013

“How come all the Christians seem to get guidance to live in the nice places?” Why do they feel led to the places of safety, comfort, affluence, places where there are already churches almost everywhere? Why are they not guided to the dark, ... read more

Partners in the Gospel – Philippians 1:3-6 9/23/2013

Paul not only remembers the Philippians, he gives thanks and prays for them because they have been his partners in the work of God, knowing that God will never stop his work in their lives until the day of Jesus. read more

Faithful God – Lamentations 3:22-24 9/16/2013

One of the interesting things about this passage is that for twenty verses before this the writer has listed all his struggles and afflictions. Life is hard; life is tough; life is full of pain and difficulty. But, he says, there is something that ... read more

Dealing with Draining People – Mark 8:11-13 9/9/2013

Sometimes you can never do enough. You cannot say or do the right thing. You’re giving everything – making lots of sacrifices – honestly giving your best – and it still won’t do. That’s not fair and not right. But it happens. It ... read more

Don’t Look Backwards When You’re Going Forwards – Acts 1:10-11 9/2/2013

The apostles staring into the sky feared Jesus' going to heaven was the end. It was far from the end. One day he would come back just as obviously but far more gloriously than he had left, and meantime there was much to do so that many would ... read more

The Ascension – Acts 1: 9 8/26/2013

The moment of Jesus’ return to heaven looked dreadful. The truth was very different. It was actually the beginning of the best of times. read more

Dynamic Power – Acts 1:8 8/19/2013

Jesus' words in Acts 1:8 put disciples to work on the greatest, most important, eternally significant task ever set before men and women. But his words must have seemed almost ludicrous when Jesus uttered them. It must have been overwhelming and ... read more

None of Your Business – Acts 1:6-7 8/12/2013

There are moments when God gives the ‘none of your business’ answer to questions we ask. With our limited ability to understand why God does what he does, the answer “That’s not for you to know” is often the right one for u read more

When Evangelism was Banned - Acts 1:4-5 8/5/2013

There is one time in the New Testament when evangelism was banned. The disciples were told they must not reach out to anyone with the gospel. That sounds so odd, so wrong. Usually people are urged to tell the good news, so when were disciples ... read more