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Sex and Stew

Written by Jeremy Sexton | October 19, 2010 | Hebrews 9 - 13

I enjoy puzzle solving. Sometimes there are passages in the Bible that strike me as little puzzles that are there for us to solve. One of them is in the reading today. It’s chapter 12, verses 15-17. The part is puzzling to me is specifically verse 16: “that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.” This leaves me with a …

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Hebrews Book Intro

Written by Maegan Stout | October 18, 2010 | Hebrews 1 - 4

The book of Hebrews was originally written to dejected Jewish Christ followers in circumstances filled with tension and conflict. The writer gives a deep and theologically rich explanation of the supremacy of Christ, the supremacy of faith, and the implications of both.

The author of Hebrews is unknown. Popular suggestions have been Paul, Barnabas, and Priscilla, among others.  Given the references to sacrifices and offerings in the text, the book …

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TODAY

Written by Kurtis Parks | October 17, 2010 | Hebrews 1 - 4

These 4 chapters in Hebrews are all about us answering the call. The cornerstone is “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion”.

Throughout chapter one, the author (some say is Paul, others Apollos, and others Priscilla), lays out that Jesus is the true Son of God. He is higher than the angels, “seated at the right hand of the Majesty on …

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These are the Commands - Leviticus 25-27

Written by Chris Jarrell | October 16, 2010 |

“These are the commands the Lord gave through Moses on Mt. Sinai for the Israelites.” Leviticus 27:34

Those are the very last words in the book of Leviticus.  As we finish up our readings in Leviticus, by far a book that I have a greater appreciation for after reading through it with the understanding what is to come.  I have a greater appreciation for what the priests had to go …

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Be Holy

Written by Heather Zempel | October 14, 2010 | Leviticus 17 - 20

Be Holy. Is that even possible? There are lots of theories floating around Christian theology to describe how that happens. For the Reformed, it is a matter of sanctification. For the Wesleyans, it is a matter of a second infilling of the Holy Spirit. For the Fundamentalists, it is developed in the strict adherence to rules. For the Catholics, it is a trip to Purgatory. For Ryan and Heather Zempel, …

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Leviticus Book Intro

Written by Maegan Stout | October 13, 2010 | Leviticus 1 - 4

The major theme of Leviticus is holiness – the word is mentioned over 150 times.  God says, “You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” (Lev. 19:2) Sounds good in theory, doesn’t it? But then we read the book and it seems a bit strange, a little redundant, bloody, and interestingly detailed. Needless to say, everyone is wondering, “how does this translate??”

The book of …

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Sermon Series - Gospel

Written by Maegan Stout | October 13, 2010 | Leviticus 1 - 4

We’re currently in a series called Gospel. Gospel is a word that has been misused, misunderstood, and if we’re honest can be… vague.  What is it? How does it apply to us? Why do we need it, why should we care?

The definition of the word Gospel is “good news.” In its very simplest form, the Gospel is when something wrong is made right. In its ultimate form, it …

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Ceremonially Clean (Leviticus 13-16)

Written by Jenilee LeFors | October 13, 2010 | Leviticus 13 - 16

You are unclean. You live in the time of Leviticus, and this is what you have to do to become ceremonially clean:

  1.)Go to the priest
  2.) Priest will examine outside of camp.
  3.) If priest sees healing, he will perform the purification ceremony which consists of
a.) Two live birds that are ceremonially clean
b.) Stick of cedar
c.) Scarlett yarn
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Fear God

Written by Will Johnston | October 12, 2010 | Leviticus 9 - 12

I usually write these posts with some sort of hook.  I try to come up with a catchy title or use some sort of funny metaphor or photo.  I also try to write with pith, to make a short yet powerful statement that will stick with you.

Today’s post is neither catchy nor pithy.  The topic is serious and requires more than 250 words to explain.  It is long.  It …

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Are you Sensitized?

Written by Sarah Magallanes | October 10, 2010 | Leviticus 1 - 4

Today’s reading brings us to Leviticus chapters 1-4. God has just delivered the Israelites from Egypt and has brought them to the foot of Mount Sinai. In this place, God hands down teachings and rules that we reference today as Levitical Law. These laws provide clear standards and exact methods for the Israelites to follow in order to be truly set apart as God’s people, atone for sin, and enter …

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