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It All Comes Together

It All seems So Weird The text this week is John 3:1-17.  This, of course, contains the justly famous John 3:16, “for God so loved the world…”.  Yet the passage starts out oddly.  First, it has Nicodemus skulking around at night to find Jesus.  Obviously, he is nervous at being seen by the authorities.  Second, […]

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75 Years of Grace

A Date Worth Remembering The date this essay will be published is May 20th. As it turns out that is the date of my parents’ anniversary. This year would have been their 80th. wedding anniversary. 2024 also marks the 100th year since their birth. These are memorable dates for our family to be sure.  As

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Birthday of the Church

A Descending Fire The text for this week is John 15:26-27, 16:4-15.  This is the text that describes the arrival of the Holy Spirit.  The church commemorates this day as the Feast of Pentecost.  The word Pentecost comes from the Greek word  Pentēkostē, meaning “fiftieth”.  This word is used because Pentecost is always celebrated on

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Be the Vine

Were You Expecting an Industrial Analogy? The text this week is John 15:1-12.  This is a vintner’s dream text.  It is full of allusions to vines and growing and pruning and the like.  This is not surprising, as Jesus communicated in a way that His listeners would understand.  Any good preacher would do the same. 

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The Henry Hazlitt Series: Taxes Discourage Production

The Hazlitt Series This latest stewardship post is a continuation of our monthly exploration and modern application of the economic writer  Henry Hazlitt, and his seminal work, Economics in One Lesson. This work draws heavily upon the insights of the great French economist Frederic Bastiat.  His key insight was to look at that which is

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