LENT: HEAR

Mark 1 As you read the Gospel of Mark, it sounds much like the nightly news. The camera spans quickly covering highlights, providing a grand overview. Why, within the very first chapter, we jump from John the Baptist to the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry (baptism, wilderness escapade, the call of the first disciples) and proceed…

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Advent Day 5: The Depravity of Man

Read Genesis 3:1-7. Our first real encounter with Eve occurs in the Garden of Eden. And nearly instantly, we see the depravity of man unveiled. She is approached by a “serpent who is more crafty than any other beast in the field” (v.1). The Meaning of Crafty Here’s what “Crafty” does NOT mean: His favorite…

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Day 26 – Why Do We Wander Away From God?

Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily cause them to wander away from God.  The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of “Who’s Who and Who’s Not.” We see…

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The Testing of Faith

It is easy to become distraught at the world around us, but as believers we have something more to hold on to!

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Is Temptation a Good Thing?

A temptation becomes sin when we surrender to our own evil desires. Unless it is enticing, it has no pull.

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Why Does it Feel like Someone is after Me?

There is something good happening when all seems to be failing.

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