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A Simple Test

In Matthew 12.46-50, we find the story of Jesus' family coming to visit him. Apparently Jesus was in a house speaking to a crowd of people. Someone called to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." How did Jesus reply?...

Is Christianity about rules?

Last Sunday, our theme was "Killjoy God". The premise was that some people's obstacle to faith is that Christianity has too many rules--that God doesn't want us to have fun or enjoy our lives. This is part of our "I Want to Believe, But..." series that is covering...

Celebrate God’s Salvation

This week we continue our study, “Ancient Wisdom for Today”. Our psalm this week is Psalm 118. Like Psalm 95 from last week, this psalm was used as a liturgy in ancient Hebrew worship. It was first used as an entrance into worship to celebrate God’s salvation—possibly...

“It’s Your Call”

Our psalm this week is Psalm 95. Psalm 95 is thought to have been used as an entrance into worship at the ancient Hebrew Temple for celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths). This festival commemorated the Israelites’ pilgrimage in the wilderness after the...

“How to Pray about Your Problems”

This week we continue our study, “Ancient Wisdom for Today”. Our psalm this week is Psalm 40.  Our topic will be “How to Pray about Your Problems”. We all have struggles. But what should we pray to God about them? Should we ask for deliverance and comfort and safety...