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Why Do We Do What We Do?

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                There is a lot of confusion these days about why Christians do many of the things that they do and why they don’t do many of the things that they don’t do.  Why do Christians make such a big deal about going to church?  Why pray?  Why don’t many Christians accept the modern day […]

Consistent Sexual Sacrifice

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Sermon Crumbs from Revelation 14 We’ve spent three Sunday mornings in Revelation 14 and it’s time to move on. But there’s one verse I did not preach but is still worth commenting on: Revelation 14:4 says that the followers of the Lamb keep themselves sexually pure. Is that relevant for the church in our day […]

Jesus’ First Words?

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In the late first century, Jesus’ youngest follower, John, wrote down the final biography of Jesus. Do you know what the first words Jesus speaks in that gospel are?  Before you read on, take a look.  You will probably be surprised. Or… you can just read here for the answer, as most of you just […]

We All Lead: But to What End?

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Much is made of leadership in our culture.  We speak of league-leaders who top a statistical list in their given sport.  We elect leaders to positions of political responsibility or student governments.  We understand the that our boss leads us (or is supposed to lead us) on the job. And because much is made of […]

10 Questions You’ll Never Hear the Media Ask a Pro-Choice Candidate

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This piece by Trevin Wax, appeared on the Gospel Coalition blog.  I share it with you in conjunction with Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 20, 2013. Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a […]

Out Of Our Minds – Should We Build? (Part 3 of “Three Questions from Acts 20”)

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Given the size of our facility it’s amazing how much time we spend looking for space. One huge topic during my time at CCC has been finding adequate space for our children. I’m not talking square feet … it is possible to do children’s ministry in tiny, subterranean cubicles below the sanctuary; possible, but not […]

Out of Our Minds – “Gratitude”

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Confession time.  Ready? I skipped the Thanksgiving morning service  for eight years in a row.  My list of excuses was a mile long.  We were busy with our young children.  I work at the church all week long.  Why do I want to go back there on a holiday?  I’ve been busy and deserve the […]

Out of Our Minds – “The Need for Biblical Counseling in the Church”

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If we have access to secular counseling, why should we look into biblical counseling? One can get psychological counseling for marriage difficulties, child rearing, depression, anxiety, and other personal and relational problems. Wouldn’t we be better off to leave these matters to the psychologists, and other mental health professionals?  The answer is somewhat complex, but […]