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Before Church Buildings

by Matthew

While the foundation and practice of the church is built on an unchanging foundation, we can’t deny that many things about the church have changed in the two thousand years since Christ’s ministry. Some things are improvements; some aren’t. What do you think it was like to be a Christian in the days before church […]

Summer Campaign Prayer Guide

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Campaign for Christ Prayer Guide This guide is meant as a tool to aid as you pray for our campaign. Don’t feel bound to it-explore the possibilities of prayer as you take this special effort to the Father’s throne. 1.      Pray for ourselves a.      …that God will give us a burden for the lost. b.      […]

What’s the Good News?

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What’s the good news? Did you know that patients who believe that they have hope usually recover quicker and live longer than those who don’t? Did you know that troubled marriages in which the partners believe that things can get better are significantly more likely to get better than in identical circumstances without an optimistic […]

A Spiritual Journey

by Matthew

James’s annual pilgrimage to New Zealand to teach in the South Pacific Bible College always makes me think about traveling. It’s something everyone does; it’s a healthy thing to experience. You pack-and realize that yes, you can actually survive out of the belongings of just one suitcase for a few days. You plan a route […]

Our Man Is in Heaven

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  He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3       Several years ago Ed Fudge wrote a commentary on the Book of Hebrews and called it Our Man In Heaven.   Sounds like an appropriate title for the work of the risen Lord as he completed his work on earth and went back to […]

First Guest Speaker This Sunday!

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Don’t forget–our first guest speaker for the Examine the Evidence Campaign is this Sunday night at 6pm. Steve Cantrell will be presenting “A Medical Doctor’s Look at the Resurrection.” You’ll be blessed by joining us!

He’s Not Here!

by Matthew

He’s not here! These words were spoken to a group of women who had come to the tomb of Jesus to give the body of dead Jesus a special anointing. When the Sabbath was over,

Fear and Risk

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People are funny creatures in the way they manage risk. Did you know that you’re more likely to get struck by lightning or win the lottery than to die in a plane crash? (You’re also more likely to become the next president of the United States, too!) Those facts aren’t enough to convince millions of […]

The Valley of Decision

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Decisions are sometimes hard to come by. There are some decisions that are easily made because there are clear distinctions that make up our minds quickly. Other decisions are agonizing because there is a close run for both sides.

House to House: Building Our Faith

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Faith is one of those words that can be tough to pin down. Some folks say it means a blind leap in the dark. Others say it is exclusively evidence-based. Which is it? I think the answer is both. Real faith is not kept in contradiction to reason, but it extends beyond reason. Faith begins […]