Who to Vote for in 2016? — Part 1

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There is no doubt about it—politics is polarizing. Perhaps that is why I’ve been reluctant as a pastor to say too much about candidates, elections, and how to vote… other than that we should vote. However, this year is going to be different because I’m going to tell you who I think you should vote… Read more »

Is It OK to Go to War?

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Please choose a color: In this past weekend’s message we read Jesus taught that we are not to resist an evildoer and to love our enemies (Matthew 5:38-44). A logical and timely question then becomes, “Is war wrong?”   This question has been debated throughout the history of Christianity. Until around the 4th Century—when Christianity became… Read more »

Weakness Exploited

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The Advantage of Weakness   We are not accustomed to embracing weakness. In our culture, being strong (or appearing strong) is the goal. Additionally, our pride whispers the idea that strength is what matters. Yet in Jesus’ Kingdom we encounter the radical and “contrary to popular belief” concept that God blesses and uses those who… Read more »

Moving, Not Drifting.

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God is always moving; yet we tend to drift.   The Bible and history show us that God is always moving. He moves to save, to bring justice, to restore, to form a people for Himself, and to exalt Jesus. However, we tend to drift … and we never drift toward God or good things. Think about… Read more »