This MLK Holiday

Reading with the Pastor Matthew 15, Proverbs 15, and Psalm 15 The staff are off today and the office is closed. Today we take time off and remember a man greatly used of God to move the nation forward toward justice and peace. Though recent years have proved that there is far more work to do, … More This MLK Holiday

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Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Musings “Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel great spiritual dryness … More Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

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Eating the Book

Thursday is for Discussion Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16 It is in the nature of things that all created sentient beings (angels and mankind) could not possibly comprehend … More Eating the Book

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Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel

The good news of the Gospel is good because of some really bad news. We have been pronounced guilty before . . . an absolutely good being, an absolutely holy king,  an absolutely righteous judge, an all seeing, all knowing sovereign  who knows every thought and intention of our hearts, every behavior of our past, every secret … More Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel

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Are There Any More Sobering Words in Scripture?

Discipleship is Not a Little Thing 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty … More Are There Any More Sobering Words in Scripture?

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