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9 questions to see if you’re alive in Christ

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At the end of his gospel, John gives us the purpose behind his writing. That purpose is for us to believe in Jesus, but not believe only, because John knew true belief always leads to new life in Jesus. That’s why John includes the word AND. After all, the point of Christianity is not for […]

Theology

Our biggest problem

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Our biggest problem is not external, but internal. Our sins aren’t to blamed on bad raising, lack of education, or inherited behavioral traits. Our sin and rebellion is to be blamed on our hearts (says Jesus). For our sinful desires grow inside before they appear outside. It’s our hearts that cause us to think evil […]

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Show off your colors

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Did you notice the trees this morning on your drive to work or dropping off the kids? All those brilliant colors of purple, pink, yellow, white and red? I love the way the colors of Spring point to new life, as all the dead-looking boring trees, turn into jaw-dropping works of art that catch our […]

Theology

Is Jesus a Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

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Why did the Jew seek to kill Jesus, and eventually succeed by demanding the Romans execute Him? If you read the New Testament, the reason is obvious. Jesus was killed because He claimed to be God (a lot). Look at John 10:33. And since Jesus claimed to be God over and over again, C.S. Lewis […]

Exodus

Salvation & Judgment

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If you asked a random stranger about the story of the 10 plagues, more than likely they could give you a rough retelling and perhaps even name a few of the plagues. And if a stranger couldn’t, you could bet anyone who made it through Sunday School as a kid could. This is because the […]

Exodus

I AM and I will

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At the end of chapter 5, Moses accused God of being evil for letting His people suffer and not acting on their behalf. Now in chapter 6, God reminds Moses who He is and what He is about to do. At this point, Moses and the people have their eyes fixed on their present distress, […]