What ever happened to Dad’s chair?

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Some of my earliest memories are of a game my grandpa and I used to play. He’d be out of the living room and I’d crawl on to his green-leather chair. I’d wait for him to come into the room. There was always a sideways look and then a methodical walk to where I sat. […]

What we all need to experience real grace


Can we trust the body? Last week we looked at some of the problems of togetherness. Trusting the body is one of the toughest truths to live out. We can almost convince ourselves we can trust the Bible…and if you don’t I suggest you take the time do so. We can learn with patience and […]

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The Problem of Being in Community

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So far in our “Did God Really Say?” Series we’ve looked at how we can discern what’s right and wrong by two of the three tools God has given us. We’ve looked at why and we can trust the Bible. We’ve looked at why and how we can trust the Spirit. Today we start in […]

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3 ways to know it’s the Spirit speaking

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Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia,but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them […]

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Don’t think you know fathers until you read this


There is something lacking in our culture and it’s a healthy (and Biblical) understanding of fathers. In this article we’ll look at how God has revealed himself as Father and what that means for us today. Don’t think you know fathers until you read this. In the Hebrew Scriptures we see God reveal more and […]

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4 tips I’ve learned to hear the Spirit speak


This message is part of our “Did God Really Say?” series, that shows us how to wisely use discernment. We’ve looked at why you can trust the Bible. We’re in the the middle of looking at why you can trust the Spirit by discussing how to know what the Spirit does and how to know how […]

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Can you trust the translations of the Bible?


Do you have a favorite translation? Maybe you’re lost in a sea of choices? Maybe you wonder if you can trust any translation of the Bible. In this video I talk about why you can trust the translations and why we have so many. Ask me any comments or recommendation in the comments. I’d be […]