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The Church Picnic, Jeremiah 29:11, and the Dash

At church today, we had our annual church picnic.  We went to a park, had a church service there, and then ate, fellowshipped, and did a water-balloon toss.  My partner for the water-balloon toss and I did better this year … Continue reading

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Entering the Circle

I have two items for my blog post on this morning’s church service that I attended. 1.  The pastor told us the story of Gilbert West and George Littleton.  These two men were thinkers during the eighteenth century, and they … Continue reading

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Applying Luke 7 (Jesus Raising the Widow’s Son from the Dead)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about a story in Luke 7, in which Jesus raises from the dead a widow’s only son, who died at a young age.  This story has troubled me somewhat.  V 13 says … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves Introverts, Too

For its Bible study, my church is still going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card. I appreciated Michael Card’s depiction of John as someone who was quiet and liked to stay in the background, whereas Peter was … Continue reading

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A Truly Fresh Start?

I wrote a post on May 24, 2013 about the underwater memorial in Joshua 4:9 and Jimmy Swaggart’s view that the stones comprising that memorial were from Israel’s experience in the wilderness, and that the message of the memorial was … Continue reading

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The Hour Is Come!

For my Bible study, my church is going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card.  What I want to talk about in this blog post is an event in John 12.  Greeks are in Jerusalem to worship at … Continue reading

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Forsake Not the Assembling of Yourselves Together

Hebrews 10:23-25 states (in the King James Version): “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking … Continue reading

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Servant or Slave?

For its Bible study, my church is going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card. Last night, the group was talking about whether Jesus was a servant or a slave.  Michael Card, if I recall correctly, was saying … Continue reading

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A Tiny Speck in a Vast Universe

For my write-up today on Herman Wouk’s The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, I’d like to feature Wouk’s quotation of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman on page 65.  Feynman states: “It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous … Continue reading

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Pentecost and John 16:10

We celebrated Pentecost at my church this morning.  We sang songs about the liberating, creative, convicting, and yet gentle Spirit of God.  I especially liked one of the songs that we sang, “Spirit”, which went into the Holy Spirit’s activity … Continue reading

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