Back to Basics

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What makes professional athletes so great in their individual fields of sport? Let me suggest it is simply this- they have mastered the basics of their sport. They have practiced over and over again, and continue to practice, the fundamentals of their game. A great basketball player has mastered dribbling, passing and shooting. A MLB player has spent decades hitting off …

We Are Rejects

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  Over the course of a year or so we have seen close friends and family members leave our congregation for all sorts of various reasons. Some more head scratching than others yet all of them awfully painful. Head scratching because the nature of the departures have been swift and sudden, with little explanation or clarity. Painful because losing a brother …

God’s Only Solution For Sin

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The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” ~ John 1:29   During this time of year I have come to anticipate the showing of The Ten Commandments on television starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Vincent Price & Edward G. Robinson. Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 …

Did the Resurrection of Jesus Really Happen and Does it Really Matter? (Part 2 of 2)

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  Yesterday I addressed the topic of the resurrection. I made note that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is not simply a peripheral doctrine of the Christian faith but the very foundation. If you remove the doctrine of the resurrection then Christianity crumbles. There is no Christian faith if the resurrection of Jesus was not a real, historical event. So, …

My Mom Is Dying A Tribute to Shirley Koerth

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  My mom is dying but it’s not her first death. About 20 years ago my mom was dead to God. She had given up on life. Here are her own words that she shared to our church…   “It’s sad how we can be so hurt and angry that we walk away from God. It’s not that I blamed …

A Peace the World Can’t Give

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.” ~ Jesus Christ   When I was in high school I was involved in what was called the “Party Scene”. Each Friday and Saturday night me and my friends would drive around looking for a house party (Usually, some kid’s …