John 17 #03, Eternal Life & Glory

John 17:2-3 We tend to think of eternal life in rather limited dimensions. We think of its duration (forever – death is not final) and of its location (with God, perhaps in heaven) and perhaps enjoying future sinlessness. Oh, and being forgiven. On a good day we might extent that to “being with Christ”. In […]

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John 17, #02- The Glory of the Son

John 17:1-5 Jesus taught his disciples how to pray in Luke 11:1-4 and more famously in Matthew 6:9-13. That’s been called the Lord’s prayer, but it’s better to think of it as the believer’s prayer or the disciple’s prayer. Because of who he was, Jesus could never pray about himself, “And forgive us our debts”. […]

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Sunday, August 22nd 2021  |  Malachi 2:11-16 & Galatians 5:13-18 A review of what we’ve learned so far on the Biblical definition of marriage, as well as the basis for divorce: Marriage is a divine institute intended by God to be a lifelong (as long as both live), one-flesh relationship that is moored in a […]

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Matthew 19:1-10 Just what is a marriage? There is a lot of noise, confusion and pain on this topic in our culture and even among believers. What was God’s intent in marriage, and how do we, as Christians, live that reality out? What did the Lord Jesus think of marriage, and divorce? Where did he […]

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Sunday, June 13th 2021  |  Galatians Ch. 5 How do you define freedom? We generally think of freedom as the autonomous right and power to do whatever we wish, without external restraint of any kind. In the West and in America especially, this definition of freedom, with autonomy itself being seen as a virtue in […]

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What’s in a Name?

Sunday, November 8th 2020  |  Matthew 16:13-20 At the end of 3 years of training, Jesus takes his Jewish disciples to a radically confrontational and stressful pagan location and asks them two vital questions.  The application for our present difficult, confusing and stressful time is helpful and challenging.

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Philippians: The Condescension of the Son

Sunday, March 22nd 2020  | Philippians 2:1-18 We are told to have the attitude and mind-set of Christ Jesus. This is especially true with regard to choosing the downwardly mobile path of self-humility. If this life is made the center of our hopes and dreams, we’ll rebel against loss of face. But if, like Christ, […]

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