The Offense of the Cross

Posted by Doug Brown on

But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. - Galatians 5:11 ESV The Cross offends us. The Cross offends us because it kills pride. Pride and being a follower of Christ do not...

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The Cross – The Wisdom and Power of God

Posted by Doug Brown on

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of...

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Prayer Hacks

Posted by Paul Johnson on

Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. - John 14:13-14 CSB But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. -...

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Mundane Miracles

Posted by Paul Johnson on

“Now, look, the Lord’s hand is against you. You are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time.” Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. - Acts 13:11 CSB My nine-year-old and I read Acts 13 the other...

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News from Italy

Posted by Anthony Testa on

Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you: “Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My...

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The Future is Here

Posted by Greg Standinger on

Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me. - Isaiah 46:9 In 1972 Hanna-Barbera produced a TV show for NBC called Sealab 2020 that survived only one season. As you may guess, it was a cartoon show about complete families...

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Living In The Shadow of The Cross

Posted by Doug Brown on

If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. - Luke 9:23 Usually when we hear that someone is living in the shadow of another, it is not a good thing. It suggests that this person is living off another’s convictions and doesn’t...

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Courage

Posted by David Brandts on

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV What is courage?...

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Really . . . ? 

Posted by Spencer Bernard on

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. - Psalm 18:2 NLT  “Are we really going to do this . . .?”  That was what our executive pastor, Rob Busse asked. It was Friday, March 13th, and we were discussing cancelling...

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Meditation 101 – 4

Posted by Bob Hibbing on

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and becoming. - Psalm 147:1 Meditation has become a largely discarded practice. We are just too busy for it. It has become a casualty of the war of options. It has become less important than getting things done...

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