Category Archives: Church

Church Write-Up: Does God Find Us Attractive?

At church this morning, the pastor was saying that God does not find us attractive. Rather, God loves us because he loves us, not because we are inherently lovable. The pastor acknowledged that this may be hard to hear. But … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 150 and Christian Sanctification

At church, had our final class on the Book of Psalms, studying Psalm 150. Class will not meet next week because of the Fourth of July, but, the week after that (July 12), a class will start on Paul’s Epistle … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: The Need for Salvation and Psalm 130

Some items from church this morning: A. The pastor told a story about when he was little and his family was on vacation. He was sitting around, and his father said to him, “Don’t just sit there. Do something!” The … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: God Moment, Psalm 100, Jesus as God’s Face, Long Happy Life

Some brief items from church. A. The pastor told a story about when his daughter and son were in Norway and missed the bus to the airport. Someone came and gave them a ride to the airport and they considered … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Two Stories and Psalm 90

Some items from church this morning: A. The pastor told a story about when he was 21. He was earning money to go to seminary and was working at an ice cream place. His position was management-track, but he started … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Pentecost Sunday and Psalm 46

Some items from church this morning: A. It was Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost commemorates God’s giving the Holy Spirit to the church in Acts 2. The youth pastor visited two kids for his children’s message. One of the kids testified that … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 23:6 and Psalm 40

Here are some items from church this morning. A. The theme of the service was Psalm 23:6: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 41 and 23:5a

Here are some items from church this morning: A. The Bible study class was about Psalm 41. According to the pastor, the setting for this Psalm was the rebellion of David’s son Absalom against King David. David is sick and … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 51; Rod and Staff

Here are some items for church this morning: A. The Bible class was about Psalm 51. Psalm 51 is David’s prayer of repentance after his adultery with Bathsheba. There are two psalms that relate to this: Psalm 32 and Psalm … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 19; Psalm 23:3a

Here are some items from today’s church activities. One of the items, technically, is from my personal study, inspired by the Bible class. A. The Bible class this morning was about Psalm 19. Psalm 19 has three parts. Part 1 … Continue reading

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