No More Sound of Weeping – The Third Sunday of Advent

What is Not of Faith is Sin – The Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King

The War of Shame – The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

No Condemnation – The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Forming A Gospel Culture (Part IV)

Forming the Gospel-Framed Mind | Forming A Gospel Culture (Part IV) What is the Gospel-framed mind? Let’s go back to what we have said in our previous posts. The Gospel truth is the view of the world according to God. A Gospel framed mind sees the world the way God does. It has a Gospel-based world view.  This explanation may still be at too… Read More

Trust is Hard – The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Forming a Gospel Culture (Part II)

The Challenge of A Gospel Culture | Forming a Gospel Culture (Part II) Ray Ortlund, in his helpful little primer The Gospel says “It is striking that Jesus began his first extended sermon by emphasizing a gospel culture.” (pg. 71.) By this, he refers to the Beatitudes which open the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5. Let’s read them: Matt. 5:1 Seeing the crowds,… Read More

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Choosing Wisdom From Above

James 3:13-18; “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish… Read More

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A Life to Cherish

If you look strictly at statistics, this previous year has been very discouraging for those who believe the killing of an unborn child is wrong.   Some of the setbacks include Planned Parenthood being awarded two million dollars in November 2019, in a lawsuit that exposed them for selling aborted baby body parts. Instead of being horrified about the practices at Planned Parenthood, the jury… Read More

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Forming a Gospel Culture (Part I)

Forming a Gospel Culture (Part 1) What is a Gospel culture? It is a good question, and it is likely you have not really heard that phrase before. Perhaps it is more helpful if we start with the word “culture” itself.  It is a word we easily take for granted in our conversation. We speak of various ethnic cultures, ancient culture, high-culture encompassing the… Read More