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Made in the Image of God (part 4 of 4)

March 26, 2019

Children of God Our contemplation about what it means to be made in the image of God must take into consideration the aspect of being children of God. The Apostle John speaks to us as children of God (e.g., 1 John 3). Being an offspring of God certainly carries the connotation of being in the…

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Made in the Image of God (part 3 of 4)

March 20, 2019

How we understand what it means for us to be made in the image of God should affirmatively answer this question, “Does my understanding of how man is made in the image of God exalt Jesus Christ?”

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Made in the Image of God (part 2 of 4)

March 13, 2019

Previous post: (part one) Are there aspects of God’s image He does not share with us? We need to know what “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him” does not mean. In other words, we need to keep in mind what attributes God does not give to…

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Made in the Image of God (part 1 of 4)

March 6, 2019

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  God created man in his…

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Does Hell Exist?

February 20, 2019

Religious Pluralism and Christianity The purpose of this post is to help us understand the religious pluralism movement and its impact on Christianity.[i]   Religious pluralism teaches we need to have a positive attitude and acceptance to the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society. Perhaps you have seen the bumper sticker encouraging people to “coexist.” It…

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To Lent or Not to Lent?

February 13, 2019

Why we choose not to practice Lent at Christ Community Church Lent season is coming soon. This year, Lent begins on March 6. Before long, we will be seeing people post what they have “given up” for Lent, or some of our coworkers will show up with a spot of ash on their forehead. At…

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Why Observing the Sabbath is Not Applicable to the Christian

January 22, 2019

What should the Christian position be regarding the 4th Commandment? Should the Christian observe the Sabbath? Should the Sabbath be on Sunday or Saturday? How should the Sabbath be observed in practice? Is Saturday the Jewish Sabbath and Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

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Camel, Needle, Salvation, and a Gate

January 21, 2019

It’s easier for a camel In December, I gave a message in which I spoke about the rich young ruler. After the ruler walks away, Jesus tells His disciples: And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples…

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Celebrate Dependence on God on Independence Day

June 27, 2018

Celebrate Dependence on God on Independence Day Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The signers of the document declare independence from the present King of Great Britain while stating causes which impel them to throw off British governance. They did not consider…

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Why Read the Bible Every Day

April 23, 2018

Why Read the Bible Every Day I like to read the Bible every day. In talking about this, I like to think of it as, “No read, no feed.” This means, if I am unwilling to read the Bible, I should also be unwilling to put food in my mouth. Let me share a bit…

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Members of One Another

April 16, 2018

Romans 12:1-7 1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove…

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Strength to Carry On

March 22, 2018

The Apostle Paul told the Colossians a specific prayer he had for their church. The prayer was they “may be filled with the knowledge of His (God’s) will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding …” (Colossians 1:9). God’s will is the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on…

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