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Ecce Homo!

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When Christ breathed his last breath, the earth shook. The veil was torn and our substitution was made....

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Does God Change His Mind When We Pray?

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Does God change His mind when we pray? This is a great question that requires us to reconcile the seeming contradiction between Bible verses that declare God is immutable, sovereign, and does whatever he wills with those verses that refer to God regretting and relenting....

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Break Glass in Case of Emergency

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Earlier this year while stuck at home from an extended sickness, I had the opportunity to reflect upon prayer and its benefits. Even as a pastor, prayer sometimes gets relegated to the status of break glass in case of emergencies. ...

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White as Snow

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Living in the Midwest has taught me a great deal about living through actual winters. Growing up in the South, if there was a chance of snow at all, the best thing to do was to stay at home and keep away from the roads at all costs....

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As With Gladness

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The first Sunday of Advent sometimes sneaks up on us, doesn't it? Having just recovered from the feasting of Thanksgiving, we gathered this Lord's Day past and it was that first Christmasy hymn that ushered in the new season....

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Give Glory to God for Judgment

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During this holiday season, many are reflecting on Christ. It is good to be thankful for his birth, ministry, and sacrificial work on the cross. But let me ask you something. When is the last time you thanked God for his judgment?...

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Always Flexible

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Do you remember Gumby, the 1950s green stretchy toy? Pastor Aaron explains how we can strive to keep our ministry opportunities 'Semper Gumby' in order to meet others where they're at and honor the Lord. ...

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Faith Like a Child

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Jesus told his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” [Matthew 18] What did Jesus mean by this? What is it about children that we should emulate? ...

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Let Steadfastness Do Its Work

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Do you feel battered by life's discouragements? Dear believer, do not fret the future or any present troubles. Receive whatever it is that Almighty God brings your way. Receive his providence with humility and meekness, for from this posture you will find the mysteries of contentment and joy....

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Pass it on

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It is easy to get caught up in tools and tactics when it comes to evangelism. Some of these are quite good and helpful. However, we may often find that the deepest conversations and the ones that have the greatest impact are those in which we simply share with others what God has done in our lives, and then point them to the life changing words of scripture....

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