Monthly Archives: December 2012

Top Ten Books of 2012

Below I have given a top ten list of my favorite books read during 2012 (this is not necessarily a list of books published in 2012). My purpose in doing this is to share books that have been impactful on … Continue reading

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A Christmas Hymn

I wanted to share with you a lesser known Hymn written by Martin Luther. Luther wrote many Hymns and actually penned this one for children. Our little Lord, we give thee praise That thou hast deigned to take our ways. … Continue reading

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Contemplate the Lyrics

Music and song are a gift from God! When it comes to the congregational singing in the weekly worship service, I believe most people would describe it as an encouraging time. Our time of worship through song should also be … Continue reading

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Why Creeds

On occasion in our weekly worship service we will read a portion, or in entirety, an ancient Creed, such as the Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed. During the Christmas season we have been doing responsive readings on the Doctrine … Continue reading

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Absolute Power

The sermon text for today was Mark 5:1-20, which is the account of Jesus restoring the demon possessed man who lived in a graveyard. Thus far in Mark’s Gospel account we have seen several instances where Jesus has encountered demonic … Continue reading

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Why Advent?

Why observe Advent? This is a fair question. Let me first state what I am encouraging in the observance of Advent. I am encouraging the daily or weekly setting aside of time during the Christmas season to exclusively focus on … Continue reading

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Advent Resources

Here are some recommended Advent resources for those who are interested: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Nancy Guthrie Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room by Nancy Guthrie Free Devotional from Desiring God Free Family Devotional from The Church at … Continue reading

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