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Can’t touch this

Written by Kurtis Parks | October 31, 2010 | Psalms 42 - 45

Imagine having someone on your side more powerful than the Incredible Hulk, Superman, Spiderman, and all the X men COMBINED! (Notice I left out Batman, because really… he was just a rich kid with weapons)

Well folks, we have that SOMEONE in our awesome God. He is mighty, powerful, and omnipotent. In these few Psalms, we read how David knows this all too well. He lets God do his fighting …

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Let’s Be More Religious

Written by Dave Schmidgall | October 29, 2010 |

The Message
“1So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:  Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering.”

Offering is an interesting word used quite frequently in scriptures.  1368 times to be exact.  I actually counted the rows in the concordance.  I love how some Rabbi’s choose to translate the Hebrew word …

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Romans Book Intro

Written by Maegan Stout | October 27, 2010 | Romans 1 - 4

The book of Romans has a breadth to Paul’s theology that we don’t get in other epistles. Paul was writing from Corinth to the church in Rome about AD 57. Like other epistles (letters), this letter was written to address specific issues within the community receiving the letter.  Paul’s focus on the Jewish-Gentile relationship is indicative that there may have been tension between the two groups of believers over the …

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The Vocabulary of Grace

Written by Heather Zempel | October 27, 2010 | Romans 1 - 4

Good grief. I am not qualified to write devotional material from the book of Romans. A summary of Paul’s theology, it is one of the richest and complex books of the New Testament, and it’s influence in historical and systematic theology is unparalleled. It’s the book from which Augustine developed his theology of original sin and Luther made his personal discovery of justification by faith and Calvin derived the doctrine …

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I dont want to be….(Matthew 25-28)

Written by Jenilee LeFors | October 26, 2010 | Matthew 25 - 28

Sometimes when I read the Bible I just read it not taking time to meditate on the Word.

Then there are days like today where I can’t do anything BUT meditate, and read it with a repentant heart, and prayerfully comb through each word, and comb through my life wondering if I am living my life according to His Word.

I don’t want to be the bridesmaid that …

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Badass Jesus

Written by Will Johnston | October 25, 2010 | Matthew 21 - 24

I love Matthew 21-23.  If you haven’t read this, you need to.  It’s incredible.

Jesus shows up in Jerusalem and heads to the temple.  The first thing he does is kick out the people who are trading dishonestly.  Then he heals a few folks before leaving town for a bit.

Next, he comes back to the temple and proceeds to make the self-righteous religious leaders look stupid, repeatedly.  The way …

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Isn’t it Ironic? Don’t You Think?

Written by Sarah Magallanes | October 24, 2010 | Matthew 17 - 20

My best friend recently lent me a book called “Freedom of Simplicity” by Richard J. Foster. In the few pages, Foster talks about the central paradox of living in simplicity and calls it the “paradox of simplicity,”

The fact that a paradox lies at the heart of the Christian teaching on simplicity
Should not surprise us. The life and teachings of Christ were often couched in
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Matthew 9-12

Written by Nina Schmidgall | October 22, 2010 | Matthew 9 - 12

I recently read the book, “Radical” by David Platt, a pastor in Birmingham, Alabama.  The book has messed me up a little.  The author confronts American Christians on our allegiance the American dream and the idea that we can accomplish anything to which we set our minds. 

“The dangerous assumption we unknowingly accept in the American Dream is that our greatest asset is our own ability.  But the gospel …

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Tradition vs Scripture

Written by Andy Pisciotti | October 20, 2010 | Matthew 1 - 4

Matthew Chapter two is one of my favorite bible stories because of the tradition that is pulled from it, albeit incredibly presumptive and somewhat ridiculous tradition. But that’s why it’s so good. Of course I’m talking about The Three Wise Men, Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar, the Babylonian Magi who came to worship the baby Jesus in the stable on the night of his birth and present their gifts of gold, …

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The Gospel According to Matthew

Written by Andy Pisciotti | October 20, 2010 | Matthew 1 - 4

The four canonical gospels describe the life, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The Gospel, known as ‘Good News’, was detailed in each the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, and the Gospel of John.  Traditionally, Matthew is considered the first written Gospel followed by Mark, then Luke, and finally John.

The Gospel According to Matthew (Matthew) was written by the Apostle Matthew, …

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