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When the Preaching is Bad…what are we to do?

This is a great post on how to approach church when the sermon is bad.  There are many reasons for a bad sermon – poor preparation by a preacher, poor oratory, bad listening by church attendees, and even heresy.  There are probably other reasons as well.  But Nick Batzig gives some advice on…

Church, Culture and some articles worth reading

Here are some articles worth reading about contemporary issues that you may have missed: Cakes and Conscience Biblical Values and America’s Founders Hate group labels and Christian endangerment Basic Bioethics: How to illuminate the Christian Perspective The Four Crises every marriage must…

Some of The Promises of God to His people

In my preparations for this week’s sermon, I decided to create a list of some of the promises of God.  Here is a partial and incomplete list of the promises of God to his People.  I hope you find these an encouragement, comfort and aid to your prayer life. Promise never to leave you or forsake you or cast you away if you come to him. (Heb 13:5, Jn 6:37) Promise to…

The Sin that So Easily Entangles

The Sin that So Easily Entangles The Christian life is full of joys and trials.  It is full of victories, but then there are those times when we seem to be defeated.  Hebrews 12:1 tells us to “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”  But that isn’t always as easy as it seems, is…

Loving your enemies

A devotional thought on loving your enemies or not living by human wisdom but by heavenly direction, from Extreme Devotion. June 17 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 In the sixteenth-century Netherlands, Dirk Willems had been labeled an “Anabaptist” during the rule of Spanish Catholics and imprisoned. Now he was…

The greatest news

“That same Christ who overcame every temptation and was perfectly obedient-that Jesus is in you now. The Jesus who had compassion on the crowds and who healed the sick – that Jesus is in you. The humble Jesus who led as a servant, who washed his disciples’ feet – he’s in you. The Jesus who repeatedly shattered racial barriers with his…

How to love others

“Now, in seeking to benefit one’s neighbor, how difficult it is to do one’s duty! Unless you give up all thought of self and, so to speak, get out of yourself, you will accomplish nothing here. For how can you perform those works which Paul teaches to be the works of love, unless you renounce yourself, and give yourself wholly to others? “Love,” he says, “is patient…