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Archive for November, 2017

November 30, 2017

I hope that you all had a really wonderful thanksgiving week, and that it provided you some time to rest and recharge as we enter the holiday season. It was fun to hear the students talk about their time off of school, and all of the many traditions that they upheld with their families over […]

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Slow Down

It’s 12:07pm on Sunday morning/afternoon as I write this. I’m in my office playing hooky while Toby is preaching his big heart out on the “assurance of salvation”. If you didn’t get a chance to hear this excellent sermon, check it out by clicking on the link to the left. Anyway, I’m working on this […]

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Priming the Gratitude Pump for Thanksgiving Week

Reprinted from The Gospel Coalition, November 20, 2016 Scotty Smith’s Heavenward Blog So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col. 2:6-7  Lord Jesus, on this [Monday] before Thanksgiving Day, we […]

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November 16, 2017

As some of you know, I’m preaching this weekend so I called in a reinforcement to help teach last night. Ryan Donovan showed up, made us laugh, and brought us the Word last night. A big thank you to him. Here’s a quick update on what we talked about: The question that we addressed last […]

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I Love The Bible Project

In the vast sea of Bible study resources available there is one I am uniquely excited about. The Bible Project is a relatively new non-profit animation studio based in Portland whose mission is to show how the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. Their primary work is producing short, animated videos explaining either […]

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November 9, 2017

Next week we’ll jump back into our study on student questions, the next one being: Why is homosexuality bad? Isn’t God the image of love, shouldn’t everyone love each other? Since I will be prepping to preach on the weekend of the 18th-19th, Ryan Donovan has offered to step in and teach at youth group next […]

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When the Exception Becomes the Rule

I cannot imagine the terror of the worshipers in that small Texas church last Sunday as the gunman walked up and down the aisle seeking new targets. But for those who survived, the awful nightmare continues. Their building is riddled with bullet holes, the blood is likely still being cleaned up, and half the congregation is dead. How […]

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November 2, 2017

This week at youth group, we talked about the question of: So many other religions claim to be true, how can we know that Christianity is the truth? Here’s an update on our attempt to answer it. For starters, there are a couple different approaches that we could have taken with this question, one being a […]

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