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Do you know God’s name?


If I asked this in church or on the street, most people would just look at me funny. They might ask “What do you mean ‘do I know God’s name?’? It’s God! Well, yes and not exactly. Names in the ancient Near East often functioned differently than names do today. In addition to identifying a […]

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500 years of Protestant religion


Today marks this anniversary and it is a good one because of what Paul wrote in his letter to the Roman church. We don’t have to give money to a specific church or doctrine or denomination in order for us to be saved. Jesus accomplished that for all of us on the cross by paying […]

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Today’s sermon for all


Romans 15 & 16 Taking up where we left off last week, at Romans 15: 17 and following through chapter sixteen, Paul is writing his message to those in the Roman church but he is also writing to us as well. The Roman church was soon to undergo some terrible persecution as were many Christians […]

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2.5%? Really?


I am not speaking of the Social Security increase that our government is graciously giving to us out of our own money, which will supposedly come next year. I am speaking of a report which said that Christians in America tithe at the rate of 2.5% of their income! I know that jobs are hard […]

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Follow Jesus


Romans 14   Disagreement between believers. In Rome believers squabbled over whether or not to eat meat or whether to observe Jewish holy days and customs. If they had kept their convictions to themselves, there would’ve been no problem but they began to criticize and judge one another. The squabbling hasn’t abated even today. We argue […]

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Our bad side and our good side


During disasters, which seems to be the only time, much of the goodness comes out in people. You see people helping others, regardless of color of skin, without regard to nationality or political party. Nobody asks if you are a Democrat or a Republican, how much money do you have or where do you work, […]

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Taking advantage…


Do we take advantage of our opportunities or do we miss them or even throw them away? De we even notice when something comes along? I am not talking about taking advantage of people in order to make money from them. I am speaking of taking advantage of an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus. […]

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Don’t brag….


I saw a picture a while back and it brought this to mind for me to write: Animals don’t have to tell you what they are or what they are capable of, you just know by looking at them. People usually have to tell you what their job or vocation is because when you look […]

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Understanding your role (part 3)


I didn’t realize that my sermon was quite so long, so I am having to add another post to finish it. I hope that you enjoy it. Remember, the first part is at http://inhisservicetilhecomes.com. Part 2 was published on this site, so it should be easy to put them together. Try to read them in […]

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Which god do you follow?


In today’s society, we have many gods. Phones, careers, cars, games, family, Facebook, all qualify to some extent as our “gods” at one time or another. Sometimes, we have more than one. We can’t leave the house or even get up in the morning without checking our phones and then we check in on Facebook. […]

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