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You’re out there. Life’s pushing you around. You may even feel like you’re about to get crushed in the squeeze life is putting on you. But Jesus is going to get you through. He’s going to take you to a safe place, and he is going to stay with you. But, in addition to that, […]

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I was reading Psalm 7 this morning, and I found my heart resonating with the opening verses: [1] O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, [2] lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver” (ESV). There […]

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God Is Near Us

January 29, 20152 Comments

I see three mistakes we make when it comes to God. One is that we think God is against us. But the truth is: He is not. In fact, He is moving heaven and earth to bring us to Himself. A second mistake is: We think we have to make things right with God before […]

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God Is Above Us

January 12, 2015No Comments

Exodus 33:17-23 (NRSV)       17 The LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18 Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before […]

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Romans 1:18-23 (NRSV)          18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 Ever since the creation of the world […]

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Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV)       1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we have observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay […]

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Savior and Lord

December 19, 2014No Comments

On December 15, I posted a sermon based on Luke 2:8-20. Prior to preparing those remarks, I composed another sermon, one that I did not preach. I present it now as an alternative to the one I did preach. This alternative is more narrowly focused on verses 11 and 12 of Luke, chapter 2. Not […]

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Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV)       8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then the angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be […]

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A Sermon on Luke 1:5-20 (NRSV)       5 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all […]

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