To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings. James opens his letter, in verse 1, with this: “To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” Then he jumps right into it. We would expect in...

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Today, I want to encourage the parents. We are doing a baby dedication for Mother’s Day this Sunday at the church. It has me thinking once again about how parenting is not for sissies. Parenting...

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In an attempt to become more authentic, we seem to be under-valuing the gathering of Christians. And if we gather, we don’t want it to seem like we care that much. Like, “we don’t really...

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We often think of Christian fruitfulness in terms of our own personal growth only.  But Jesus left us with clear instructions that our purpose is larger than personal growth.  The growth of others is of...

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One of the most comforting things that we can experience is when someone validates our pain – they seem to understand it, and recognize it as something that is real. This is empathy: the ability...

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The Role of Grace in our Transformation In Galatians, Paul teaches us that eternal transformation comes through the grace of God.  We are sanctified the same way we were justified. It is God’s LOVE for...

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Here I am again tackling an enormous and complex topic in about 15 minutes.  I want to talk about this latest school shooting in Florida this past week, and I’m going to do it without...

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T. Keller quote: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot...

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