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Q Zone: Culture Questions

Got questions? For sure, especially in light of the letters to Pergamum and Thyatira. So in addition to the the three questions I answered this morning from last week, here are four more from today’s service. Q: What are the current pagan practices of this culture today? A: I’d contend these would be on the […]

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Tetelestai: A Short Story

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Tuesday’s Christmas Prayer: God the Son

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Election Questions (which no candidate will attempt to answer probably)

Okay, so I teased you with the title; this post has nothing to do with the upcoming election. But everything to do with the more important election—God’s! When I taught through Romans a few years back, the biblical doctrine of election became more than a theological point; it became a precious jewel in the cluster […]

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Q Zone: Why Did God Require Jesus’ Death?

Many often wonder, usually under our breath, why God required the death of his Son to atone for sin. We think to ourselves, “Surely there was an ‘easier’ way, wasn’t there? After all, he’s God, right? Why couldn’t he just accomplish the same result in a different manner?” Take a look for some insight on that […]

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Why Christians Should Pray During Ramadan: A Former Muslim’s Perspective

Each year our church makes available a limited number of copies of VOM’s “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World” to be used during Ramadan. This year was no different. And though we’re nearing the end of this specific prayer focus, I wanted to address a question I get annually: “Why?” To help me […]

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Jesus Has Come: A Short Story

The air was thick with summer heat. Though evening was settling in, I was still noticeably perspiring from a full day out in it. But no one would notice yet, for I was alone, waiting for the others to arrive. It was good to finally be inside. They, too, would probably have the look and […]

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Q Zone: Loving the Leftovers

Our mini-series through Hebrews 8:1-10:18—“Jesus and the New Covenant”—was gospel-packed, Christ-centered, cross-focused, and blood-saturated. For sure God’s Word and work left us humbled in passionate worship week after week, and remembering the Lord’s Table, while always a meaningful time in our service for me, was especially and appropriately sanctifying during those weeks. But that 4-week set […]

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Our Great High Priest: So Much Better!

Remember as a kid getting separated in the grocery store? You start scanning every aisle, hoping the next one reveals your mother. You’re nearing the end, you’re scared and about to cry, almost in a panic, when you suddenly see a shadow on the floor at the end of the aisle. Is that my mom? The […]

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Getting a Grip on the Gospel: Personally

Read Part 1, The Gospel Historically, here Read Part 2, The Gospel Theologically, here The Gospel Personally “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless […]

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