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Desperate Not Drunk: When Good News Comes Out of Nowhere

1 Samuel 3; John 1:43-52

Can anything good come out of Ghana?

Two weeks ago a 26-year old soldier raced repeatedly into a burning Bronx apartment building, saving four people before he died in the flames. His name was Pvt. Emmanuel Mensah and he immigrated from Ghana.Continue reading

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Baptism: Jesus Burns His Draft Card

(Epiphany/Baptism of Jesus Sunday)

Mark 4:4-11; 

On October 15, 1965 . . . 

In a demonstration staged by the student-run National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the first public burning of a draft card in the United States takes place.

These demonstrations drew 100,000 people in Continue reading

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Adoption Not Abstraction

Adoption Not Abstraction
Galatians 4:4-7 (Is. 61:10-62:3 & Luke 2:22-40)

When the Santa Ana winds blow in the California desert, you get events like the Thomas Fire that began on December 4. It is now considered the largest wildfire in the history of California. … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before

’Twas the Night Before

Isaiah 62; Luke 1:46-55

On Dunder and Blixem! To the top the porch to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all! 

Donder and Blixem? Really? Can’t the preacher even get their names right?

Our Anglicized version is Donner and Continue reading

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Love God with All Your Mind or, This Is Not That

Dallas Willard contended that Jesus was the smartest human being to ever live. Some quickly respond, “Duh, he was God.”… Continue reading

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