Why Missions? | Nahum 1

Nahum is not a common book to preach from in general, but even so, using it as our platform for discussing the reason and heart behind missions is more than a bit ironic. If any minor prophet is thought to have a missional theme, it would be Jonah, the reluctant prophet whom God sent to …

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How We Pray | Colossians 1:9-14

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and …

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Loving God & Neighbor Through the Fourth Commandment

Theologians have often divided the Ten Commandments into two tables, one pertaining to the love of God and the other describing how to love neighbor. The most traditional division is between the Fourth and Fifth Commandments, for fairly obvious reasons. The Fourth Commandment requires the remembering and keeping of the Sabbath day holy, while the …

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IV. The Holy Day | Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, …

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Sabbath: Exalting God | Humbling Man

As I turned my computer on this morning, I was greeted with an image of some beautiful Alaskan mountains, curtesy of Bing, that said, “What to get away from it all?” My heart’s answer was yes. Yes, it would be great to escape the pressures of everyday life, to behold firsthand the breath-taking wonders of …

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Our Identity | Colossians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother. To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Colossians 1:1-2 ESV   Like all of Paul’s letters, the opening greeting is full of introductory concepts and phrases for us …

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Why We Still Need the Ten Commandments

The first five books of the Bible, commonly called the Pentateuch or Torah, are not merely the opening act of God’s revelation to humanity nor should we read them simply as a historical account of our faith’s roots. Instead, alongside the rest of the Old Testament, we affirm these writings to be the presently applicable …

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