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The Wrath of God: Jews (2)

Romans 2:17-29 In these verses, Paul adds a new dimension to the ongoing tension between Gentile and Jew within the church and that new dimension is that being a “Jew” in the New Testament is something quite different that it … Continue reading

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A Roman Lesson

You might have noticed a couple of things that give us insight into God’s workings in our world. Two of these, I thought would make an interesting little discussion. The first of these is the fact that Paul employed a … Continue reading

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“My” Relationship… “Our” Relationship

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5 Each … Continue reading

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Church as Relationship

Church began with relationship, the relationship between Jesus and His disciples. Each of the disciples knew Jesus; in fact they knew Him pretty well, at least in human terms. They spent three years together travelling, eating, talking, laughing, crying and … Continue reading

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Perspective on Matthew’s Continuing Narrative

Matthew’s Gospel is one long narrative, with five themes that make up the five main sections of the book. Yet, even though there are shifts in theme, it is still one long narrative. Actually, if it helps you, we can … Continue reading

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TLP Inspiration: 10/27/19

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TLP Living: 10/12/19

Pride, Arrogance and a Fool’s Errand Several years ago, four to be exact, I had an interesting experience in an interview. There was this church about a thousand miles from where I lived that asked me to apply for a … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Video

When I ran into this video last night, I really couldn’t believe I’d never seen it before; it’s been around for about six years now. Clayton Kershaw may well be the best pitcher of his generation, but make no mistake- … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes May 5, 2019

Title: Problems in the Church Text: 3 John John’s last letter. So short, so telling. John is writing to his friend and brother Gaius.  He seems to have been a leader in the church, and even though there are other … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: April 14, 2019

Title: Follow Me to the Cross Text: Mark 1:118; Matthew 28: 18-20 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow me,” Jesus … Continue reading

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