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The Dinner Table

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24.3-4 The desire of my wife and I is that wisdom would fill our home just as Solomon speaks of. Though we desire it to be a thread through the fabric of everything we do there is one place in particular that is sacred...

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Internalizing the Word (Psalm 119.9-16)

Psalm 119 is a beautiful poem of celebration and complexity. It is a lengthy work praising not the Scriptures, but the Author of the Scriptures. C. S. Lewis compared it to a piece of embroidery, done stitch by stitch in the quiet hours for the love of the subject and for the delight in leisurely, disciplined craftsmanship (Reflections on . . ., pp. 58-59). The second se...

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Firstborn

It is important as followers of Christ that we continue to grow in our knowledge of Jesus. It is not merely for intellectual exercise, but to grow in our love relationship with Him. One thing about Jesus that we don't talk about much, but need to understand is the thought of Jesus being the firstborn.What does that mean? On Palm Sunday, we looked at Jesus' entry into Je...

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Maundy Thursday

I am looking forward to tonight and hope to see you there. It is always a special time to gather on this Thursday of Holy Week. This day is called Maundy Thursday. What does Maundy mean? Great question! Maundy Thursday, gets its name from the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment, remembering Jesus' words to the disciples during the Last Supper, "A new commandmen...

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Don't Be Like The Crowd

As we learned this past Sunday the setting and context of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem was most intriguing. It was Passover time, and Jerusalem and the whole surrounding neighborhood were crowded with pilgrims. William Barclay records that nearly 2.5 million could have been in Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. John MacArthur says nearly 2.6 million. They both share the...

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