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Do you believe all of Romans 12?

Do you believe all of Romans 12?

If you open your Bible to Romans 12:9-21 it probably has a heading like “Marks of the True Christian” or something closely related and rightly so.  In this text, one finds such things as genuine love, abhorrence of evil, holding fast to what is good, love for one...

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Jesus Christ the righteous

Jesus Christ the righteous

In the first chapter of 1 John, John reminds his audience that the message he proclaims to them comes from first-hand experience.  He heard it, saw it, and touched it. The promise of eternal life from God the Father had come to earth in the man Jesus, the Christ.  He...

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Five Real Reasons for Jesus’ Advent

Five Real Reasons for Jesus’ Advent

Beloved, how much more can be said about God assuming humanity?  What could I, a creature, say of the Creator "sharing in human nature" (Phil 2:7; NET)?  The entire proposition is preposterous (me saying anything profound).  I think we might be wise to simply cover...

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Why Advent?

Why Advent?

Why Advent?  I posed this question in a sermon I preached on the first Sunday of Advent and ask it now to you. In asking the question, I am not asking what Advent is, what one might do during Advent, or what is the purpose of Advent. I am asking why Advent is...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Rod and Staff Ministries

Happy Thanksgiving from Rod and Staff Ministries

 16 Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~ 1 Thessaloniaons 5:16-18  Beloved, What do we do with a year that has been fraught with turmoil and nothing seems the same—when...

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