Category Archives: christianity

How Can We Always Be Happy?

…even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8 Sometimes we struggle to grasp the biblical view of joy because of the way it is … Continue reading

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Does God Ever Ignore Us?

How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1) Every Sunday in worship we pray for our homebound members, the sick and the hurting. During the week we ask God for … Continue reading

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Moses, the Burning Bush, and Choosing a Major

“Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10 The question of vocation seems to be a crisis at … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Do on the First Holy Saturday?

“He descended into hell.” The Apostles’ Creed (359 A.D.) According to the Gospels, Jesus’ disciples mourned his death and hid in fear. According to Luke, the women prepared spices and ointments on Friday, rested on the Sabbath and went to … Continue reading

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Zacchaeus and The Disadvantages of Being Short

He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. Luke 19:3 As I prepare for this Sunday’s sermon about Zacchaeus, my mind keeps wandering. What was it like being short … Continue reading

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Can Christians Be Certain?

Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 One of my favorite quotes comes from a book titled The Workshop Way of Learning, which was written in 1951. Dr. … Continue reading

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Father Abraham and Sexual Exploitation

“He treated Abram well for her sake…” Genesis 12:16 The Old Testament is replete with sexual violence, which is not so different from The Game of Thrones or the news. Thankfully, organizations like the International Justice Mission are opening our … Continue reading

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