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At Christmas, Jesus Came For Our Condition

One of the great things about the Christmas season is that no matter who you are or where you come from, once you enter into Christmas you will begin to associate the season with the ideals of peace and hope and love and joy. Whether … Continue reading

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Want More Thankfulness? Try More Giving.

Thanksgiving is a strange time in America, for it affords many Americans an opportunity to practice spiritual disciplines without knowing that these are spiritual disciplines in the first place.  During Thanksgiving Americans will slow down, pause, reflect, and command our souls … Continue reading

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Sermon: Unlocking The Secrets of Marriage Part 1

In this sermon I tried to establish a baseline definition of the Biblical notion of love.  I wanted to clearly distinguish what Paul understands as love (agape) from what the world largely uses to mean love (romantic feelings). In conclusion, … Continue reading

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Why Hope Is Preferable To Optimism: A Prayer For 2015

One of my favorite scenes from the Christmas classic Home Alone (1990) is when Peter McCallister is attempting to encourage his curmudgeon brother Frank as the family hurriedly rushes out of their Winnetka, Illinois manse en route to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport … Continue reading

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