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“The Christ of Christmas: His Humanity” (John 1:14 sermon)

Several years ago, the President of Ursuline College made headlines when she decided to move into the women’s dorm at the college. So many college professors and administrators are accused of living in their academic “ivory towers,” far removed from … Continue reading

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God’s Understanding Towards Us

Psalm 103 is well-loved for its opening words “bless the Lord, O my soul,” and is a great Psalm of praise to God for His blessings towards us. Among the emphases of the Psalm is the blessing of God’s UNDERSTANDING … Continue reading

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Sum-pathos

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15) This verse reminds us that God intends for us to share the joys and pains of the members of our church family.  This is no “formal”, casual … Continue reading

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Compassion, Not Condemnation

There is something touching about God’s command in Exodus 22:21, “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” Indeed I think it is intended to call out the empathy of … Continue reading

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