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4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)

Conflict is inevitable. You can try hard to avoid it, but the Bible says that “all have sinned” (Rom 3:23); therefore, the potential for conflict is always present. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Even though sin is… Continue reading 4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)

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Our Values: A Mighty Flowing River

While a lake may be beautiful, a river is powerful. Jesus designed His church to be more like a powerful river rather than a leisurely lake. While many factors contribute to this power, consider that it is the banks of the river that channel energy and momentum. Last week we discussed what we are supposed… Continue reading Our Values: A Mighty Flowing River

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Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)

Conflict is unavoidable.  The sooner one accepts that fact the better.  Everyone, at some time or another, will be embroiled in conflict and hostility.  Conflict may mean anything from harsh words to loss of property or life.  Jesus was no stranger to conflict.  He experienced conflict and spoke on the subject on many occasions.  In… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)

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Beware of Cheap Imitations (Luke 13:10-17)

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  That may or may not be true.  Sometimes imitation can be good.  I am thankful for some imitations such as “generics” (medication, food, etc.) because they usually imitate the real product well for a fraction of the cost.  Sometimes, however, imitation is not… Continue reading Beware of Cheap Imitations (Luke 13:10-17)

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Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (Mark 11:1-11)

A remarkable aspect of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was that He entered Jerusalem on a colt (a young donkey). Have you ever wondered why Jesus did not walk into Jerusalem as He had always done before? With the exception of traveling by boat, this is the only instance recorded in Scripture of Jesus not… Continue reading Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (Mark 11:1-11)

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Jesus: The Great Divider (Luke 12:49-53)

Who said the following? I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather… Continue reading Jesus: The Great Divider (Luke 12:49-53)