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Are Christians Persecuted?

I’ve been preaching a series titled “Leaving Good Things Behind.” Acts shows us that for a church to thrive, Christians must even leave good ministries behind. The apostles delegated their ministry for widows to 7 men so they could focus … Continue reading

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Are There Zombies in the Church?

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Several years ago a parishioner recommended that I watch The Walking Dead. I found season 1 mildly entertaining, but could never … Continue reading

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Is the Resurrection Ridiculous?

Many people think so. Artwork in the 18th century reflected the growing skepticism towards miracles. Halos and angels began to gradually disappear. Only what can proved by reason or scientific experience can be trusted. While there is openness to spirituality, … Continue reading

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Can Churches Perform Miracles?

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. – John 14:12 I’m trying to imagine … Continue reading

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Is Splitting Up All Bad?

They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord (Acts 15:39-40). We need partners in ministry: … Continue reading

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Is the Traditional Plan Biblical?

Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John … Continue reading

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Is Prayer the Key to Unity?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (Acts 2:1) As we get closer to the Special Session of the UMC is this weekend, churches, annual conferences and other United Methodist groups are calling for prayer. They … Continue reading

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