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Why I love teaching about Jesus from the Old Testament

This year, we did something a little bit different and we did a series called "Christmas in Genesis". Entering the series, we wondered if we would have enough to do a whole series on just the Christmas related material in Genesis. Finishing the series makes me wish we had another month because there is so much more Treasure to dig for ...

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The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah

Isis, inflation, mass gun violence, political debates, economic hardship, health issues...Yikes! Has this world been left to it's own devices or is their still a sovereign God who is in control? And if He is in control, can we be sure that He is good? ...

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Falling for Cheap Joy

Too often we fall for cheap joy. It's a substitute for the longing of real desires deep within us, and we allow it to be temporarily satisfied by a deficient substitute. Cheap joy often comes wrapped with a bow during the Christmas season. It's the flashing of the Christmas lights, the poorly made Christmas movies, and the once-a-year sales you can't find in any other time...

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Hope is Greater Than Suffering

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, ...

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Everyone's Call to Make Disciples

So, last week we looked at the fact that there is not supposed to be a Senior Pastor Super-Man who stands before the body, possessing all the gifts, and being the one in charge of all things "churchy". It's an interesting sermon, because everyone loves to give a "Ra-Ra", down with the single pastor, guy who calls all the shots, mentality. But there is a flip side to this...

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Upcoming Oregon Church Planting Conference

This weekend, Pastor Eric from Remedy is going to be speaking at a small church planting conference hosting by a sister church in our network from Oregon. This is a little bit about why we think its a good thing to go cross country to talk to people about planting churches, and what we hope to achieve from it. ...

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Visionary Dads: Men, What Is Your Vision For Your Family?

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives…"...

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American Christianity vs The Sold Out Life

Is Radical Christianity something that is expected of every Christian? Does God really expect that everyone who bears the name of Christ is going to go "all in for Jesus" or is there room for mediocre zeal? ...

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Theology & Racism: A Christian Perspective

Growing up in Georgia as a kid, I saw various forms of racism first hand. For example, my grandmother (who was born and raised in Alabama during the Great Depression and beyond) with nearly a native tongue would refer to African Americans… as you may expect. Much of that generic cultural racism lingered around the South, and yes, most of it was with the white popula...

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The young, no-so-ancient question: Does God really exist?

Every summer I aim to pursue some new area of study that I have not formerly explored before. I enjoy learning new things, and it’s kind of a hobby of mine. So currently I am exploring the Age of Enlightenment, that one century of history that radically changed the western world forever. This is no place to begin some footnote-ridden blog post about Rosseau or Volta...

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