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A Glimmer of Light

As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I want to remind you that God specializes in bringing light out of darkness. As a matter of fact, “Let there be light” are his first recorded words (Genesis 1:3). If you are in despair, do not be afraid to ask him for that ray of light. We will watch for that light together. ...

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Mourning with Hope

The bible teaches us to mourn with those who mourn. The Psalms teach us how to do that. We sow our tears that one day we might reap a harvest of joy. ...

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Everyone Needs a Pastor

If you do not have a pastor, then you have no one to guide you through the difficult decisions of life. You can only take abstract comments made by pastors who don't know you and do your best to apply them to your situaty...

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Why Do We Have Denominations?

Let's assume that God is good and still directing what happens to His church. Why then would he allow denominations? Because denominations provide the best way for the church to reach the world. ...

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2014: A Year in Review

2014 was a year of growth, goodbyes, new ministries, and consistency. God has given us every reason to look forward to next year. ...

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Failure is Always an Option

When you set out to correct a besetting sin you will fail, often. The key is to keep getting up, keep asking for Jesus forgiveness, and keep trying. Some people feel so much guilt with each failure, they are tempted to give up completely. The only way to fail is to quit trying. ...

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For a Tradition I Recommend Santa Claus

Many people want to celebrate a family tradition around Christmas. I recommend Santa Claus; he gives presents and makes everyone happy. Whatever you do, please do not mistake the incarnation of the Son of God as a mere tradition. If the incarnation is true, then it challenges and changes your entire life. I encourage you to examine the incarnation and either reject it or b...

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A Short Case for Infant Baptism

Infant baptism is a hot theological topic that often divides Christians. To get past the rhetoric and misconceptions, let's look at what the Presbyterian theology of infant baptism actually is. ...

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A Prayer for Christian Parents

A prayer for the christian parents of a newborn child. ...

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Misinformation

We fly to misinformation like moths to a flame. If a new idea or product appears to make the world simpler, we want it. Finding out the truth is too hard and too scary. ...

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