Tag Archives: forgiveness

The unthinkable becomes reality

Romans 5:6-15 is the epistle reading for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (June 18, 2017). The pervasive reality of sin had always been an obstacle for humans relative to God. No amount of work or effort or wishful thinking could remove … Continue reading

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Christians in Relationship 2

In the first post (Christians in Relationship 1) I presented an overview of Ephesians 4:17-32 as the heart of developing Christian relationships. This also forms the basis for marriage relationships. In other words, how do Paul’s words apply specifically to those … Continue reading

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Christians in Relationships 1

This is a two part blog on Christians and Relationships. We will end up considering marriage as a special subset. In this blog our focus is the background to relationships among Christians. The second blog will focus on marriage and the relationship … Continue reading

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Forgiveness for the fallen

Christ Calls to Calvary…the Fallen This is our theme for tomorrow night’s midweek Lenten series: Christ Calls to Calvary. Tonight, Christ calls the fallen. Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is … Continue reading

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Christ Calls to Calvary 1

Christ Calls to Calvary… That’s the title of the series of sermons for midweek Lenten services. The various weekly themes finish that statement: …the Faithful, Luke 18:31-33 …the Fallen, Matthew 26:50 …the Erring, Luke 22:61 …the Worldly, John 18:34-37 …the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in the Church

How does the Church live together day in and day out? It isn’t programs, musicians, leadership, spiritual giftedness. Rather the Church lives and breathes in the environment of forgiveness. There is no short-cut, not a handy bypass to avoid dealing … Continue reading

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The Liturgy of S(p)orts

Psalm 122:1 “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD.’” What an interesting insight the psalmist gives to worship. He rejoices to go to Yahweh’s house! Is that true today? Perhaps … Continue reading

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