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January is a month for new beginnings and fresh opportunities. I know every year in January I take time to take stock of where I am in life as well as where I want to be. Our family sits down in the weeks leading up to January to evaluate plans, budgets, goals, dreams, etc...

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Ever Changing...Always the Same

This year I cross the 20 year threshold of being a Christian. I can still remember when I first picked up the Bible and began reading. It was quite an intimidating period in my life....

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"Resolved" - A Note For Father's Day

The culture we've found ourselves in seems to be changing so quickly. As conversations about marriage, gender, race, politics, religion, finance, and any number of other important issues arise and take place we must ask the question, "How do we live lives that are consistent, honorable, and filled with integrity in a world which seems so fluid and so untethered to any abso...

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From Here to There - Pride and Humility

On Sunday I delivered a message from Philippians 2:1-11 that focused on humility. During the sermon I mentioned several resources used in the preparation of the message....

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Easter Sermon from 167 AD

From the final section of Peri Pascha (On the Passover), one of the earliest Easter sermons extant, written around 167 AD. This translation from the Latin appeared at http://www.kerux.com/documents/KeruxV4N1A1.asp....

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Bonhoeffer on Good Friday

In his Good Friday sermon of 1928, Dietrich Bonhoeffer drives this cosmic tragedy home like three cold steel stakes pounded through the nerves of humanity's own wrists and feet....

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8 Ways to Get Ready for Easter 2015

Jesus is alive, and in a few days we'll celebrate the resurrection! Here are eight things you can do between now and then to get ready Easter Weekend:...

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Why 50 Monroe?

One of the questions I've fielded over the last couple of weeks is "Why 50 Monroe"? If you've seen the new space the Church at Martinsburg recently moved into you've noticed on the front of the facility we didn't opt for a sign with the church name, rather we used "50 Monroe"....

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8 Ways to Get Ready for Easter 2014

Jesus is alive, and in a few days we'll celebrate the resurrection! Here are eight things you can do between now and then to get ready Easter Weekend:...

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The Final Days of Jesus

This is a book I'll enjoy reading again this week and in the years to come. I'd encourage you to drink deeply from this resource. I'm confident it will not only encourage you...it'll lead you to a place of worship and celebration of the life and the final days of Jesus....

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