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Want God to Love You More?

Would God love you more if you read the Bible more? You know the spiritual slide.  You find yourself neglecting to read the Word of God. You read Facebook.  You read Twitter.  You read the Daily News.  You read your favorite News Dot Com.  You read the latest fiction.  Anything but the Bible. And then…

The Manger’s Missional Mandate: Love

Today we continue the season of Advent to prepare our hearts for Christmas. In the Advent season, we keep in mind both “advents,” both “visits” of Christ, the first in Bethlehem and the second yet to come. Because Christ has already come once, the white Christ candle has remained lit the entire Advent season, and…

A Stained Glass Baby Book: Love

Today we continue our season of Advent and light the fourth candle, the Candle of Love.  Our Advent theme this year is “A Stained Glass Baby Book.”  Many of our mothers kept a baby book with details and highlights from our first few years of life.  In our Advent season, we will walk through some of the details…

Love Your Neighbor This Christmas

We are called by Jesus to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  That’s not just those who live next door to us, but they’re certainly included, and there is no better place to start than right next door.  It’s not an accident that you are their neighbor.  God wants to use you to show…

The Rescue: Love

Today we complete our season of Advent, which is the season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “The Rescue.”  Although the light of Christ is shining in the world today, the world is still a very dark place and will get darker according to the Bible as we near the end of…

Yes, Indeed, God Loves “Gays”

“Why doesn’t God love gays?”  That was the question a teenager asked on a recent Wednesday during our youth ministry time.  To be honest, the question was sort of out of the blue since the discussion was on the return of Jesus, but clearly it was on the heart of at least one, if not many, of the teens there that night. …

Hope of the Nations – Love

This week we continue the season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Hope of the Nations,” and we are thinking on the world-wide hope found in Jesus Christ.  We’re meditating on the ideas of light, life, liberty, love, and Lord. Our focus this week is on love.  We read in Ephesians 2:1-7:…

Homosexuality and the Golden Rule

God tells us through Paul, as translated in the KJV, to rightly divide Word of God, the Bible (2 Tim. 2:15). Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. People like to take the Scripture—especially the words of Jesus—and fill them with a different meaning than intended by God. Recently, President Obama did just that on May 9, 2012 when he announced in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts that he now supports the legalization of homosexual marriage and used the Golden Rule as one of his reasons…

How Long, O Lord? – Christ

  This week we continue the season of Advent by lighting the 5th and final candle, the Christ candle.  Our 2011 Advent theme is “How Long, O Lord?” and each week we’ll be looking at a passage of Scripture that focuses on the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our text this week comes from Revelation 22:6-7: And he said to…