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Dec 11
Sam Crabtree
A letter from Joe Smith, President, Fidelis Foundation (Minneapolis):   To consider things like commitment to shepherding the souls of the flock, being accountable to another brother, being more intentional in loving and leading our home, and...
Dec 10
Sam Crabtree
Mark Salzman was the designer and Liane Laurion was in charge of the creative team that assembled the Advent banner currently hanging at the front of the North Campus Sanctuary, and which has also adorned the Downtown Sanctuary in past years....
Dec 9
Sam Crabtree
In the U.S., 2.3 million couples wed every year. That amounts to an average of nearly 6,200 weddings a day. The average age of a bride in the U.S. is 25.3, and she has (presumably) dreamt about her wedding for a long time. The average age of a groom...
Dec 6
Bryan DeWire
Note: This is a guest post by Pastor Sam’s assistant, Bryan DeWire. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received...
Dec 5
Sam Crabtree
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.—1 John 5:18 God is so thoroughly interested in the holiness of the elect, that their progress in...
Dec 4
Sam Crabtree
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.—1 John 5:14–15 Faith,...
Dec 3
Sam Crabtree
Understatement: Man is not omniscient.   Context: Six years ago, warning of global warming, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize during his acceptance speech said the North Pole would be ice-free by 2013.  Here we are in 2013. The end of...
Dec 2
Sam Crabtree
Why go to God with a request that all go well with someone you love? Answer: Because God is sovereign over, supportively under, and pre-eminently involved in every aspect of your loved one’s life—every moment, every episode, every molecule,...
Nov 27
Bryan DeWire
Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.—Matthew 20...
Nov 26
Sam Crabtree
We love because he first loved us.—1 John 4:19 God is always the initiator. He is always first. No one and nothing comes prior to God. We speak because he first spoke, speaking everything into existence, and speaking to everything he brings into...
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