Exodus

The Lord is a Warrior

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The people of Israel are now beginning their journey through the wilderness. They have discovered that God is not concerned with how fast they get there, but who they are when they arrive. And it is in the wilderness that the people will become more like God; seeing, trusting, and praising Him. In Exodus 14, […]

Theology

A Message Even Prison Can’t Shut Up

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I still remember that gut-wrenching feeling As I looked down the manhole in the floor beneath me. I was on a study expedition to Rome with Southern Seminary, and our group was visiting Mamertine Prison, the place where the Apostle Paul more than likely spent his last days before being executed. The hole lead straight […]

Exodus

Following God

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Life is filled with decisions; what to eat for breakfast, where to go to college, whom to marry, where to live, work, and leave a legacy. Everyday life is filled with decisions, big and small, that will impact our lives and the lives of others. So in all those decisions, how will you decide? If […]

Theology

The day forever ended 

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   Once a year the people of Israel would gather and hold their breath as the High Priest would go into the Holy of Holies to meet with God.  The High Priest entered through brood and with blood.  Blood to make atonement because there was a relationship that needed restoring. God was holy, perfect, and […]

Theology

To love is to hate. 

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We often think of hate as the enemy of love, but sometime hate is its companion.  For example: To love good is to hate evil.  To love life is to hate murder.  To love truth is to hate lies.  To love purity is to hate impurity.  To love dogs is to hate cats.  To love […]

Exodus

Remembering

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Have you ever noticed how easy it is to forget things? Most of the time, the here and now consumes us, so we spend little time reflecting and remembering the past. After all, the past is in the past, right?  Yet some things are very important for us to remember. For instance, anniversaries are important […]

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9 reasons Jesus is #1 

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1. He is the image of God. If you want to see the invisible God, look into the eyes of Jesus.  2. Firstborn of all creation. This doesn’t mean He was the first created thing (look at number 3), but rather that He out ranks all creation and is preeminent over it.  3. He created […]