Countering a catechism of misinformation with more Jesus, because Jesus is truth

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”John 18:37 - Back at HMPC This Sunday Rebekah and I returned to Hudson Memorial Presbyterian …

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My “trip” to speak in New York

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deedsHebrews 10:23-24 - Opening slide Saturday morning, with the help of imagination, technology, and the enthusiasm of a Presbyterian pastor, I showed up for my first speaking gig …

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The Amazing Power of Knowing Scripture! (“If I were teaching” – week 6)

- some of the Bibles on my bookshelf This weekend's "If I were teaching" post is going to focus - albeit very briefly - on the scriptures. In the chapter (10 Life-Charged Words), I focused on three keywords: SCRIPTURE: The sacred writings of the Bible.LOGOS: A ground, order, knowledge; the animating principle of divinity; the …

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God called us out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

But you are not like that (people who reject God), for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as …

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The paralyzing tension of mechanics vs the fluidity and freedom of grace

- hole #18 at Falls Village  But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit. …

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Some photos for Si (what a generous garden says about our church)

You should feed those who are hungry. You should take care of the needs of those who are troubled. Then your light will shine in the darkness. And you will be bright like sunshine at noon. - Isaiah 58:10 - in the WFPC garden Earlier today, when I got out of my Saturday morning men's …

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200 men, on their feet, shouting!

“Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” - Joshua 6:10When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout... the wall collapsed; so everyone charged …

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This just in…

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jesus, John 16:33 - Author Derek Maul Saturday morning my weekend men's group talked about the general topic of, "Is it possible to be a Christian part-time?" Many …

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Motive and Opportunity: immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have …

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Jesus – “Let the little children come… for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

- Rebekah looking more than a little happy to be in church Sunday morning (10:30 service) Some people brought children to Jesus so that he would place his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded them. “Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to …

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