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Reading the Old Testament – Numbers

This is a continuation of a series on helpful hints for reading the Bible. Previous posts in this series:  general guidelines, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus The book of Numbers has a rather simple progression: it begins with the old generation that … Continue reading

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Wisdom – Sin

Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”? – Proverbs 20:9 Proverbs has quite a bit to say about sin and the removal of sin.  The proverb above seeks to bring self-awareness to … Continue reading

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Wisdom – Life Decisions

I think it is the general desire of Christians to please our Lord in all our decisions.  But we wrestle with the “how”.  God doesn’t make our decisions for us or tell us what to do.  That’s what it means … Continue reading

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Extending God’s Invitation

This is part 3 of the series The Invitation.  See also part 1 – Hearing God’s Invitation, part 2 – Responding to God’s Invitation. Most of the time God involves you and me in the process of extending his invitation … Continue reading

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God Pleasers – Galatians 1:10 (True Gospel Series)

Previous posts in the True Gospel series: 1.) A Gospel Primer, 2.) An Astonishing Trade I want to encourage you: Live for the pleasure of God in all of life. Here’s our text for the day, Galatians 1:10 (my translation), … Continue reading

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New Testament Reading Challenge – May 2011

We finished our first month of the New Testament reading challenge using the New Living Translation (initial review of NLT).  I must say that I enjoyed the NLT much more than I thought I would.  You see, I’m a big … Continue reading

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God with a Skin Face

During my first year at Dallas Theological Seminary I attended Legacy Church in Plano, TX.  It was there that I heard my all time favorite Christmas sermon preached by pastor Gene Wilkes.  He called the message “God with a Skin … Continue reading

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Hard Questions of the Faith

A group of men from our church have joined together for a short season to grow in faith by (humbly) looking into the hard questions of the Christian faith.  You can track their journey and topics here.

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Kick-Starting the Plateaued and Declining Church

Just a quick post to point you to the above title series that Ed Stetzer is rolling out on his blog. Part 1 – Called to Love, Serve and Lead People Part 2 – Cultivating a Heart for the People … Continue reading

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