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Twice weekly-ish thoughts from Pastor Rob's desk.

 

Big Rocks Go in First (Rebelling Against Exhaustion, Part 1)

Part 1 in a 3-part series on our culture's obsession with staying busy - what that means to our hearts and how Scripture calls us to rebel against it....

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Drawing Circles and Drawing Lines

Scripture warns us against being divisive while also warning us to clearly distinguish between true faith and falsehood. When does our need to draw lines become unhealthy?...

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Can't Get Enough

We live in an age where we each possess more things than most people in history ever have. Why doesn't it make us happy? It is important to remember that contentment has very little to do with how much you possess....

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Free Speech and False Teachers

There have always been those who challenge historic Christianity by presenting an "alternative" version of the faith. The way that the early church responded to such diversity has a lesson for our own response to the suggestion that our understanding of Scripture is just one of many possible paths....

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What Good Is an Elder?

Though our culture and our own sin may cause us to be wary of any authorities, God has given leadership to his church, and those leaders exist to bless God's people by following the example of Christ....

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Talking About Tragedies

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National tragedies spark national discussions. How ought we, as Christians, participate in the conversations surrounding events like the Las Vegas shooting? The tone and attitude of our message can be just as important as the message itself. ...

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The God with Dirt on His Hands

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The Christian's approach to their calling - whether in the home, at school, or on the job - is drawn from the way Scripture presents God as one who works. The tasks that fill the majority of our time are not distractions from the spiritual life but are instead one of the ways in which we follow and imitate our Lord....

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More than a Handshake

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Hospitality is a virtue that is commanded and commended throughout Scripture. But what does that word actually mean? We may have come to think of hospitality in terms of entertaining and hosting, but Biblical hospitality looks to God's gracious salvation as its model....

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Storm Clouds and Blessings

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The Bible doesn't teach us to interpret natural disasters as God's judgment on those who suffer from them, but instead calls us to look beyond our circumstances in order to understand true blessing....

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Why We Should Be Shocked

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Judges is a violent book. How does that turn our eyes to the grace of God in our own lives? In a world where images of sin and violence are just a click away, why is it important to confront the disturbing stories in the history of God's people?...

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