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Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

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To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

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Why Ruth should be your favorite book of the Bible

I dare you to read Judges chapters 19-21. Go ahead; I’ll wait. . . . Did you read it? Tell me that isn’t the…

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An Abnormal Christmas: How Can It Be a Great Christmas This Year?

What phrase would best describe you over this unusual year of 2020? You might have more in common with a pregnant virgin than you think. This year has been full of unpleasant surprises, and 2020 will conclude with an abnormal Christmas. But Pastor Jeremy helps us keep our perspective this week by looking at when an abnormal Christmas was very normal.

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Is the story of Christ just another conspiracy?

Conspiracy theories are on the rise. You can tell by just listening to people in your own family. In fact, you might have already…

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Heroes of Christmas: Elizabeth

When God wants to do something big, he sends one person. When he wants to do something really big, he begins his preparations before…

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Daylight Savings

We gained a full hour this month in most of the U.S. Magically in the middle of the night on November 1, we doubled…

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What Does Neighborly Love Look Like?

Being a good neighbor isn’t about what you can do for others. It’s about what was done for you.

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Bad apples: Judah and Tamar

Judah, Abraham’s great-grandson, was a prince in the growing Israelite community. Fourth son of the patriarch Jacob, he had wealth and standing. But his…

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Bad apples: King Manasseh

King Manasseh was one of the baddest apples ever to disgrace the Israelite barrel. He practiced things like sorcery, divination, witchcraft, consulted mediums, and…

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Bad apples: Rahab

You have probably heard the old saying about the risk of having even one bad apple in the apple barrel—just one rotten apple can…

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The water always wins

I would like to revisit an expression I heard when I was watching coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma: “The water always wins.” Meteorologists…