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Christmas from Christ's Perspective

Hopefully by now you have been able to process the coming celebration of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of the John the Apostle. What we have in his first 18 verses are gloriously… Read more

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Christmas Expectations

It can be highly stressful for a parent to watch their kids unwrap gifts at Christmas. How will the kid react when he sees the present Aunt Mary has hidden beneath the three levels of protection she… Read more

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The God Who Speaks

Any serious student of God must concede that the way He has chosen to communicate with humans is of first importance. How can we know anything of God unless He reveals it? Most of our theological… Read more

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Happy Sukkot

We’ve been reading names and places in scripture lately that are a bit daunting to pronounce. The guttural utterances of Hebrew make for quite a challenge to a Kentuckian—a Hoosier would… Read more

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Teaching the Teacher

I just wanted to remind you of a verse that I mentioned last weekend. It is the verse that a lot of us memorized perhaps when we were early in the stages of discipleship. That verse is Ezra 7:10. … Read more

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Comtemplation

As we approach the communion ceremony this weekend, I would like for you to join me by taking some prayerful time in reading Paul’s words to the Corinthians. Paul is reminding them, and us, of… Read more

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Mid-Terms

In our current series on Nehemiah, we learn that he takes two terms as the “governor” of the region that includes Jerusalem. He was appointed as that, not elected, and it got me thinking… Read more

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Perk - An Advantage or Benefit

Perk [p…ôrk] … Read more

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The Season of Community

Acts 2:42 … Read more

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Going to the Chapel

It is always exciting for me to hear about folks getting married in our community, especially in our church. We are often asked by potential brides and grooms about our process for weddings, and many… Read more

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Living Water

Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop… Read more

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Brick by Brick

Just last evening our beloved Tri-State weatherman, Wayne Hart, used some of my most favorite words for this time of year. He actually said that last night we would experience the “cool… Read more

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You Did That on Purpose

Intentional: Done with purpose; deliberate. … Read more

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Guard and Keep Watch

So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. … Read more

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Happy Birthday CFC

With all the strife and conflict that happened in the 1960’s, there was also a relentless hope. Paired with that hope came an authentic search for real peace, love, and authenticity. The Jesus… Read more