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The Family of Families

The people responded, "In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests." … Read more

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Take the Assessment

How often do you take a self-examination? That’s a daunting question isn’t it? I’m not talking about a physical examination, but rather a spiritual one. And the truth is, the best… Read more

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The Care of Souls

One of the benefits of being a kid is the prerogative of exploration. Cookie jars, bedroom drawers, photo albums, it doesn’t matter to a kid, everything that might hold something is worth an… Read more

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A Sympathetic Savior

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. … Read more

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Just Between Us

After probing and looking more deeply into Psalm 96, you should be confident that the message of this song describes the personal and missional aspects of worship. From our perspective, worship is… Read more

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Just Great!

Colossians 1:15-16 … Read more

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They're Playing Our Song

One of my favorite pictures that my mother keeps in our “Family Album’ is of me, not more than three years old, dancing on top of a walnut stereo that was prominently displayed in our… Read more

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Incarnacion

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. … Read more

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Until He Appeared

O Holy night. The stars are shining brightly. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. … Read more

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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