Life Has Changed

John 14:27:  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Being in the Twin Cities last week was weird. There was no rush hour. Like Rapid...

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Exodus in the Gospel Part 1 of 3

This is the holy time of the year for Jews and Gentiles alike: Passover, Good Friday, Resurrection Day and (for some) Lent. So, we’re going to spend a little time in Exodus because it is the key to this part of the calendar. In the early church, up until the...

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Do The Right Thing

It can be scary when God calls on us to do something for Him. Whether it is to simply reach out to a neighbor in need, or to study Scripture with somebody new, or to take the ethical high road, doing His will – as the Holy Spirit leads –...

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Jesus the Messiah is Born

Christmas is the time most people think about the baby in the manger, giving gifts, giving to charities and a season for being nicer to each other. It is the season of short days and long nights made brighter by Christmas lights, love and joy of the season. We don’t...

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God’s Holy Name

Prayer should take up a large part of a Christian’s life. The Apostle Paul wrote that we should pray without ceasing and give thanks for all things (Colossians 3:17, 1 Thess 5:17-18 and Psalm 86:12). What do we prayer for? How encompassing is the list of things to pray for?...

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The Impromptu Bible Study

Acts 8:32–35: Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation?...

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Proverbs

Going Forward in the New Year

Many of us are working on resolutions for the New Year as the calendar flips to 2019. We’re trying to come up with one resolution that we can keep – certainly not losing weight or eating healthy (we’ll break those before week’s end). Experts say that folks stop working out...

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Revealing Sin and Worshiping God

There is an ancient holy chorus that worships God while it reveals our sin. And when we enter heaven we will hear the same chorus. We sometimes sing the Reginald Heber hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” in church, raising the anthem in worship as a congregation. We sing it as an...

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