Do Not Fear–God Has a Plan
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Do Not Fear–God Has a Plan

Amidst this time of graduation celebrations, we are reminded of all the planning and decisions that have transpired—what to serve, who to invite, where to host, but even more so, do I continue my education, where do I do so, what will I do after further training, or even where will I work or train...

A Longing for God
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A Longing for God

We long or yearn for many things: in January we long for the warmth of June, and in June we long for the coolness of our air conditioning; when we hunger we long for food, and when we are full we long for our ‘fat pants’; when our schedules are full, we long for stillness,...

Blessed Be Our God
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Blessed Be Our God

I suspect very few of us do anything without a reason. I do the dishes at night because Gloria does the cooking, I take a shower and brush my teeth in the morning so folks won’t run away from me, and I put gas into the car so we can drive to Caribou coffee or...

God Who Leads Us Through Suffering
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God Who Leads Us Through Suffering

“God, why?” I think we’ve all asked that question before. We each go through heartbreak, and hardship. Suffering is a part of our human experience, and it leaves us with many questions. It’s my hope that through this message, you’ll discover God’s purpose through allowing suffering in our lives, and the hope we can cling...

God Loves Those We Hate
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God Loves Those We Hate

We do not have to look too far today to see the evidence of hatred in our country. The media glories in stories of hatred and violence and it seems as if everyone, even Christians, hate each other. We are a country divided by ideology, race, gender, political parties and religious doctrines. Our society is...

No Savior But God
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No Savior But God

We are coming into an incredibly important week in the life of our nation as we prepare to cast a ballot for President. Always a significant moment in our national life, this year’s election is poised to be even more so as the contrast between parties, candidates, and policies is so dramatically different. I suspect...

Christianity on the Move: When the Word of God Prevails
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Christianity on the Move: When the Word of God Prevails

In all of life’s comings and goings there is the reality that as certain things or events occur there are correspondingly certain and particular results. For example, if you are a man with a wife or girlfriend and forgot that it was Valentine’s Day, the result is likely that you might still be in the...

Christianity on the Move: Making Known an Unknown God
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Christianity on the Move: Making Known an Unknown God

I recall a few years back seeing data taken from a study of some 1500 parents of small children that inquired of how many questions a child generally asks in a day’s time. Any guesses? How about 73!!! I got a kick out of a few funny examples parents offered, including “Why do I have...