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Trusting Providence In A Fallen World (Matt. 2:13-23 sermon)

I hope that you are among those who had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year — but I know that not everyone did. Our lives are often very difficult, and if you’ve never noticed, problems don’t usually take … Continue reading

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“You Were Unwilling”

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.” (Matthew 23:37) These … Continue reading

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“The Certain Process of Sanctification” (Philippians 1:6 sermon)

Cheryl & I are both fans of the English author Charles Dickens; Cheryl has read a number of his novels, and I have a personal tradition of reading his “A Christmas Carol” every December during Christmas season. Dickens is famous … Continue reading

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Trusting The Creator of Gender

“And He answered and said, ‘Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female …’”. (Matthew 19:4) These words of Jesus are often overlooked. But we neglect them today to our detriment, … Continue reading

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When God Answers An Outrageous Request

“Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’” “And He said, ‘Come!’”  (Matthew 14:28-29) Can you imagine the gall that Peter had, to make this outrageously brash request of Jesus? … Continue reading

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Is God Really In Control?

If your circumstances have ever been so bad that you wondered whether God was really in control, you are not alone.  Those living in the days of Jesus and John the Baptist must have had occasion to feel the same … Continue reading

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When It’s Time To Keep Your Mouth Closed

“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, because it is You who have done it.” (Psalm 39:9) Although we do not know the exact nature of it, David was in a life crisis here in Psalm 39. … Continue reading

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