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This Sunday's Sermon Will Be Incomprehensible

I know what you're thinking. How is that different than any other sermon Jared has preached? But I assure you, this time will be different. This Sunday, instead of focusing on what we know about God, I want to think about how much we don't know about God. I figure I am just as qualified as anyone to talk about things no one knows anything about. Throughout this sermon ser...

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Is Anything Too Hard For God? The Doctrine of the Omnipotence of God

A 747 jetliner was halfway across the Atlantic when the captain got on the loudspeaker and said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lost one of our engines, but we can still reach London with the three we have left. Unfortunately, this will make us one hour late.” An hour later the captain made another announcement, “Sorry, but we lost another engine....

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When Sentiment Drives Your Theology

Mothers’ Day is coming up this Sunday. It’s a time to express love and appreciation to our mothers, which of course we should do often, not just on this particular day. Mothers’ Day evokes an outpouring of sentiment for our mothers, expressed through cards, flowers, a nice meal out, and a phone call if you and your mother are separated by distance. When sentiment...

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The Omniscience of God

Some ago I went to the doctor for help with some sharp pain in my neck. The doctor ordered an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This procedure is a noninvasive medical test that physicians use to diagnose medical conditions....

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Our Great God

What you believe about God determines how you will live, what you live for, and why. It determines how you view yourself and others and how you interact with them. It determines your ethics and priorities and sense of reverence and gratitude or the lack thereof....

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What Is a Xenophile?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hospitality”? Maybe you think of hosting dinner parties, or Martha Stewart. Maybe hospitality means always having home-baked cookies and fresh-squeezed lemonade on standby in case someone drops by. Or, maybe you’ve been thinking about hospitality in the church context. ...

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The Purpose of Parables- To Conceal and To Reveal

If you read last week’s article, the following story will sound familiar: Once upon a time was a very wise, gentle, and loving king, who ruled over his land with great skill. The people loved him very much. And as this king grew older, he had to determine who would rule in his place as an honest and loving king....

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The Key

Once upon a time there was a very wise, gentle, and loving king, who ruled over his land with great skill. The people loved him very much. And as this king grew older, he had to determine who would rule in his place as an honest and loving king. He had three sons from which to choose. Making the right decision would not be easy....

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When You Have a Slow Heart

Jesus was crucified. He died and was buried. But on the third day, He rose again. These events are well attested to by eyewitnesses. And there are other convincing proofs that attest to the reality of the literal, physical resurrection of Christ. So why do so many not believe, or live as though they do not believe? ...

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An Appeal to Guard Your Heart Against Hardness

On Palm Sunday, Jesus was welcomed by the cheers of the people. As He entered Jerusalem He paused and sobbed bitter tears over how the people of Israel had rejected Him. Over the next few days, He taught openly in the temple courts. ...

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