Does Hell Exist?

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?

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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The Father’s Face

Luke 15:20-24 “So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am…

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Christ the Lord

Philippians 2:9-11  “God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory…

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Romans 1, Homosexuality, and the Judgment of God

In my current preaching series through Romans, our church family had to join with me in navigating the ethical high wire act Romans 1:24-32—the New Testament passage that most clearly and thoroughly discusses the sin of homosexuality. This article is an “edited for reading” version of my two sermon manuscripts on that passage. It is…

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How To Win A Spiritual Battle

  Spiritual Warfare: How to Win How to win a spiritual battle To human reasoning, it seems impossible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to accomplish great spiritual feat. To the Jew, the cross is a stumbling block. To the Greek, the cross is foolishness. But to God, it is powerful to rescue His saints…

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