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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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The Greatness of God – Revisited

The Greatness of God – Revisited

I wrote this article four years ago in response to a conversation I had with my youngest daughter but as I read through it again this week its point took on new meaning. Many, right now are anxious and worried about the outcome of the Presidential Election and its...

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