Advent Week Three: Rich in Mercy because of Love

- Rebekah leading Christmas Eve worship 2019 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)Ephesians 2:4-5 writer/teacher Derek …

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When we put on the “armor of God” – let’s not to forget to “walk humbly”

We aren’t fighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces of cosmic darkness, and spiritual powers of evil in the heavens. Therefore, pick up the full armor of God so that you can stand your ground on the evil day and after you have done everything possible to still stand. - Ephesians 6:12-13 One of …

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our relentless rebellion against love

A few days ago I shared a collection of photographs featuring the hawk family that recently moved into our neighborhood. Today I have a few more. The stately raptors are evidently attracted by the plentiful variety of available woodland creatures. I miss the constant traffic of the other birds around our feeder, but I can hardly fault their …

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