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Ephesus: Everything but the One Thing

The seven churches of Asia referred to in the book of Revelation were geographically identified assemblies of ordinary believers.  They each had various conditions of terrain, politics, and economics.  Each received their spiritual identity from…
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Ephesus is Desirable

Ephesus, your assembly is representative of the birth and early years of God’s community, the Church.  From disciples and apostles and from Acts to the epistles, a foundation was established.   You existed in a secular…
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“Seven Churches Journey”

The “Seven Churches Journey” will begin Sunday, September 2nd and continue through December 2nd. There will be blog posts, presentations, dramatic readings and more! Eugene Peterson, in his book, Reversed Thunder/ The Revelation of John and…
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Resurrection, Insurrection

This is the fourth and the last post in a mini-series that began as True Faith, Real Faith.  We have been looking at the foundation and the manifestations of the kind of faith that is…
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Teach Us To Pray

We observed in the gospels that Jesus prayed.  He prayed alone and in most cases, we have no record of what He prayed.  As a devoted Jew, He prayed the Shema every morning and evening. …
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Kingdom Manifesto, Conclusion

Jesus’ use of parables was to provoke thought and action in reference to his kingdom.  Insights that emerge from the parables are lingering and progressive.  Within the nearly forty stories in this genre, the following…
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Kingdom Manifesto

Any study of the person and work of Jesus Christ will prove to be fulfilling and fascinating.  The pursuit of over thirty parables spoken by Christ is no exception.  When responding to an inquiry about…
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Fractures

“In Christ, the absolute Other of God is said to enter into the mundane world and set up a home among us.  Here God is neither reduced to the world of objects nor remains in…
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