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Using Today’s Technology Wisely: Part 2, 7 Tips to Consider

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In the previous post, I offered observations about the nature of technology and how the biblical storyline (Creation-Fall-Redemption-New Creation) helps us think about technology. In essence, technology is using things created by God to amplify our abilities, but such abilities also come with a cost (on this side of the fall into sin); thus we … Continued


Using Today’s Technology Wisely: Part 1, Technology and The Story of Scripture

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Because we live in a world with so much ever-developing technology, it seems wise for Christians to regularly reflect on this technology available to us. Over the past few years I have given thought to cell phones (see this post from 2018) and the internet (see this sermon series from 2021), and I recently examined … Continued


I (Still) Believe in the Holy Christian Church

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Many people have given up on the church. Declining membership and decreased attendance (both less people and less frequently) in many churches and denominations in America and the Western world as a whole reveals and reinforces this trend. These lower numbers indicate that many people believe other things are more important than the church and/or … Continued


Mental Health Aids from Ages Past

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Attention to mental health has increased in recent years and especially since 2020, as the World Health Organization noted that anxiety and depression increased 25% in 2020. While things have settled down some since that tumultuous year, depression, anxiety, and mental health challenges that emerged and deepened during that … Continued


Gentle, Humble, and Patient

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This week’s post is written by Bob Wille. Bob is an ordained elder at Faith Church who serves and teaches in our men’s ministry. He is a deep thinker and gifted writer who recently shared with me some thoughts he has reflecting on in his stage of life. I believe that his thoughts and perspective … Continued


Introducing Jeremiah

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This week in Faith Church’s 4 Year Bible Reading Plan, we started reading the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah. We will be in this book for quite some time (over 7 weeks!), so I thought it wise to give some background to the book that can help those who are reading through the book now … Continued


“Did He Do It Again?” Jesus’s Actions in the Temple

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One of the most fascinating events that happens during Holy Week is Jesus’s “cleansing” of the temple when he drives out those who were buying and selling, overturning the tables of the money changers and pigeon vendors. It is an event that seems to go against how people typically think about Jesus – he doesn’t … Continued


The Events of Holy Week – Day By Day

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Palm Sunday marks the start of what is often referred to as “Holy Week.” The importance of the events of this week that culminated in Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead can be seen by the amount of space the New Testament Gospels devote to these events. For example, the Gospel … Continued


What is Faith?

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Our current sermon series at Faith Church is in the New Testament Book of James. A big concern of this letter, written by the half-brother of Jesus, is the nature of true faith; he wants to make sure Christians don’t have “divided faith” or “dead faith” but true faith. In light of that focus on … Continued


When James Met Paul

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Over the years, many people have claimed that the writings of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament stand in contradiction to the Book of James. It is easy to see the basis for such a claim, as Paul writes, “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law” … Continued


St. Patrick: The Man Behind The Day

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March 17 stands as St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that has been celebrated in Ireland (as a religious holiday) for over 1,000 years and one that has been observed with various festivities such as parades in America for hundreds of years. (Fun fact: the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in America, not Ireland!) … Continued


Common Questions About Demons and Spiritual Warfare (Part 3)

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This post stands as the third (and planned to be final) installment in a series of posts addressing questions I’ve been recently asked concerning demons and spiritual warfare.  I struggle with the same sins as others in my family. Could demons cause this? Are there such things as “generational spirits or demons?”The sinful behavior of … Continued


Common Questions About Spiritual Warfare (Part 2)

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In the previous post, I discussed five common questions about demons and demonic activity: Does demon “possession” as seen in the Bible still happen? Is there a difference between being “possessed” or being “oppressed” by demons?  What causes people to be “demonized”? Can a Jesus follower be demonized? Can children be demonized? I’ll continue to … Continued


Common Questions about Demons and Demonic Activity

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Our sermon series called “Pushing Back the Darkness” has prompted people to ask a variety of questions about demons and other aspects of spiritual warfare. While I have written blog posts in the post on spiritual warfare, the origin of Satan and demons, their activities, what Scripture says about “possession” and demonization, and how we … Continued


The Devil is in the Details – And Divisions and Distractions

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“The devil is in the details” is a common expression that originated in the 1960’s and is actually a variation of the phrase, “God is in the details” which points to how God cares about even the smallest things. “The devil is in the details” means that sometimes things which appear simple at first glance … Continued


A Spiritual Labor Shortage

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There has been a lot of talk recently about a current labor shortage, as many businesses find themselves short-staffed and unable to find or keep employees. I’ll defer to those with more expertise in the economic field to offer explanations why this is happening and what can be done to solve it. Instead, I want … Continued


Help! I’m Reading a Genealogy in the Bible

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As part of the 4 Year Bible Reading Plan, many of us at Faith Church have been journeying through the genealogies that compose the first few chapters of 1 Chronicles. While it is the longest section of genealogies in the Bible, it is not the only place where you will find one of these lists … Continued


Why Read 1 and 2 Chronicles?

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If you were to ask people to name  their favorite book(s) in the Bible, I doubt that many would mention either 1 or 2 Chronicles. However, if you flipped the question and asked people what book(s) of the Bible they least enjoy reading, I suspect some (maybe even many) would mention these books. This is … Continued


5 Ways to Prepare for Communion

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Every family has traditions they celebrate, and some traditions are the same as those practiced in other families while some are unique to their family. Similarly, churches have certain practices they share with other churches and others that may differ from other individual churches or branches of churches. One area in which you will find … Continued


Worshipping God Monday-Saturday

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The majority of our time each day and each week is not spent at church, reading the Bible, praying, singing songs of praise, or doing other things that we might consider “spiritual.” Instead, most of our time is spent at work, at school, caring for others (children, grandchildren, parents, etc.), taking care of chores around … Continued


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Enter In

Whether read, recited or sung The Lord’s Prayer resonates with the churched and unchurched alike. Its familiar phrases roll off the tongue effortlessly. But what if The Lord’s Prayer is more than a rote recitation? When Jesus unveiled this blueprint, he did so to guide our uniquely personal conversations with God. Enter in the space where you and God live, dwell, and abide together. Your heart is his home. Enter in…  where true life happens.

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