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Cousin Eddie… and the Cross.

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Holidays are awkward. Like Cousin Eddie—in his bathrobe—dumping RV sewage in Clark Griswold’s driveway. Cousin Eddie is an iconic Christmas figure because Christmas time reminds us we are part of a family with at least one or two “Cousin Eddie’s.” Family is beautiful—but it’s also crazy. Matthew begins his gospel with a genealogy to show […]

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Don’t Fumble the Faith

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And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.  Judges 2:10 In Judges chapter two, a generation dies, and the next generation walks away from the Lord. The dead generation were the […]

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Jesus sat so you can stand.

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The Levitical priests did important work. They made atonement for people—and themselves—through blood sacrifices. Since holiness and sin cannot mingle, only blood can bridge God and man. Blood sacrifices were made daily, over and over by priests who never sat down because their work never ended. The writer of Hebrews exalts Jesus as our great […]