Category Archives: Church

Church Write-Up: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Mark 9:30-37; James 3-4

The LCMS Wednesday Bible study started up again.  Here are some of the points that I got out of it. A.  One of the texts was Jeremiah 11:18-20, in which Jeremiah complains of people from his hometown (Anathoth) trying to … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Help My Unbelief, I John 3, Calling and Humility

Time for this week’s Church Write-Up. A.  The LCMS service focused on Mark 9:14-29, the story of the father with the demon-possessed son.  The father humbly said to Jesus, “I believe, help my unbelief.”  The youth pastor said that it … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Stressed Moses, Three Mountains

I went to the Pen Church and the LCMS church last Sunday. A.  The pastor at the Pen Church started a new series on stress.  His text was Exodus 18.  Moses is stressed out over judging the people of Israel’s … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Lots on Obedience and Service

Here is my Church Write-Up for this week: A.  I went to the LCMS church.  The text on which the pastor focused was Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9.  The pastor said that one of his favorite books is John Steinbeck’s East of … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: I Kings 8, Exodus 33, Service

Time for this week’s Church Write-Up. A.  The pastor at the LCMS church preached about I Kings 8.  Solomon is dedicating the Temple, while acknowledging that no earthly Temple can contain God, since the heavens and the heavens of heavens … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Idols, Two Cities, Romania

Time for this week’s Church Write-Up. A.  The theme at both the LCMS church and the “Word of Faith” church was idolatry. At the LCMS church, the Scripture text was Joshua 24, in which Joshua exhorts the Israelites to stop … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Despairing Elijah, Worship After Justice, Home for Unwed Mothers

Time for my weekly Church Write-Up. A.  At the LCMS church, the pastor preached about I Kings 19, in which the prophet Elijah flees from the wicked queen Jezebel after the fiery demonstration of God’s divinity and might before Israel … Continue reading

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