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Archive for October, 2017

SafePark

Well before I was a balding giant, I was just a kid. I had wonderful, God-fearing parents who for a time, couldn’t make ends meet and so we went through a short period of homelessness. Thankfully, we were never on the streets, but only because of the safety net of family and church. As I write […]

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October 26, 2017

Can you believe it’s already the end of October? I had that realization today, and it astounded me that time could move so fast. In recap of last night, we focused on a student question of: How Do I Know If I’m Really Saved? Our primary text was Romans 10:9-13, in which Paul says that […]

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Who Am I?

Last weekend I addressed the issue of homosexuality in our Ten Tough Questions sermon series (listen here). While all these messages are challenging, this was easily the most difficult. The reason is simple: this issue touches so many people, so deeply and so personally, most of all, obviously, those who find themselves attracted to the same sex. The feelings they experience […]

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October 19, 2017

Well, we started our new ‘series’ at youth group last night, and to be honest, it was tough. I don’t mean that in a bad sense, but I mean it in a “I feel like I just got smacked with hard theology” sort of way. As you know, for the next couple of months, I’ll […]

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Of Broken and Break In

We were setting up chairs last Friday for the worship night when one of our hallway lights went out.  I likely wouldn’t have given it a second thought except that this has been happening a lot lately. The ballasts in our florescent lights apparently last for about 10 years because we have replaced about 15 of […]

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October 12, 2017

It was great to see all of the students at youth group last night. As always, here’s a little review on what we did to keep you “in-the-know.” Last night was our review and game night. We started by singing some songs in praise to the Lord, and then moved into a time of Jeopardy, which […]

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Dear Senators Murray and Cantwell

I’m putting all my cards on the table right off the bat.  I am writing today to urge you to contact your senators and urge them to pass the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”  Last week the House of Representatives passed this bill which would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, one of America’s most grisly […]

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Strive Hard to See His Mercy

As I’m sure is the case for many of you, I woke up yesterday to the sound of an alarm clock (in this case, my phone) and golden lights peeking through my bedroom curtains. After fighting the urge to stay underneath my warm blankets, I drug my groggy self out of bed to get ready […]

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