Monthly Archives: March 2010

Moving Towards Good Friday (Part 2)

O, death, where is your sting?   Let’s pick up where we left off last time with the Heidelberg Catechism in the section exploring the Apostles’ Creed… 40. Q. Why was it necessary for Christ to humble Himself even unto death? … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Good Friday (Part 1)

In keeping with the theme of last week’s postings and in preparation for Good Friday later this week, I humbly offer to you a series of readings – each from some years ago, each focusing our attention upon our Lord’s atoning … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History (Part 2)

Okay, why else should we bother with Church History? It’s a reasonable application of biblical commands.  Psalm 77:11-13 says, “I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.  I will ponder all your … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History (Part 1)

“Don’t know much about history Don’t know much biology Don’t know much about a science book Don’t know much about the French I took “But I do know that I love you And I know that if you love me … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Ascot Throw You

Francis Schaeffer Also known as, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  The wisdom behind this being not to hastily dismiss the value of something (or someone) simply because of curious appearances.   Case in point – our church’s current Adult … Continue reading

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The Providence of the Irish (Part 2)

Patrick was uniquely suited for communicating the timeless universal message of the gospel to this particular time and place.  And the Irish were particularly suited for the saving of Western Civilization and, even more importantly, one could say Christianity as … Continue reading

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The Providence of the Irish (Part 1)

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th is near.  Now for many of us, the mentioning of St. Patrick brings the question, “Isn’t he the guy on the Lucky Charms box?”  And, along with that, the mentioning of St. Patrick’s Day prompts … Continue reading

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“I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow”

Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”  … Continue reading

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Storytime: Throwing Darts (Part Two)

Okay, last time I said this raises a reasonable question.  That is, when we throw the darts, who are we really hitting?  Ultimately, who takes the wounds? Well, who is it?  Think of this at three different levels. LEVEL ONE:  … Continue reading

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Storytime: Throwing Darts (Part One)

I came across a story recently I want to pass on… Sally took a seminary class taught by Professor Smith, who was known for his object lessons. One day, Sally walked into class to find a large target placed on … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault!

Such were the immortal words of Han Solo, that “scruffy looking nerf-herder,” as the tempermental hyperdrive failed in the Millenium Falcon yet again.  Charming to the last, that old pirate.  And where did such excuses get him?  Frozen in carbonite, … Continue reading

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