Author Archives: Clark Bunch

About Clark Bunch

Pastor (Unity Baptist) author (God is Near) husband, father, blogger, coffee enthusiast.

Accepted by the Apostles

Last week we examined Paul’s calling by God. As we begin Galatians 2 his call to share the gospel among Gentiles is accepted by the Apostles at Jerusalem. Why do these things matter to us now? Because we have received … Continue reading

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Called by God

Continuing in Galatians 1, Paul’s apostleship was not conferred by man nor did he receive the gospel from any man. Recall from Acts that Paul was called by God on the Damascus Road and had a personal encounter with Jesus … Continue reading

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No Other Gospel

We are beginning a sermon series in Galatians. Paul begins by reminding the Galatian churches that there is no other gospel than the one they received.

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Religion vs. Relationship

“Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” We are invited into a relationship with God the Father, made possible by Jesus the Son. Ideally Christianity creates a healthy relationship but that doesn’t mean it is not a religion. As … Continue reading

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Go and Tell

There are different talents and skills, there are different gifts of the spirit, there are many different tasks to which Christians are called. Each Christian believer has a similar calling, however, to tell others what Christ has done. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Epiphany

January 6th, the traditional date for celebrating Epiphany, falls on the first Sunday in January this year, a date that many Christians have been observing more recently. The Christian celebration of Epiphany marks the wise men (Magi) finding Jesus and … Continue reading

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Simeon and Anna

Luke 1 offers some prophetic words from Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Zacharias, father of John the Baptist. Both spoke great truths being filled with the Holy Spirit. In Luke 2 we meet two individuals at the Jerusalem temple … Continue reading

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Peace: Week 4 of Advent

The angels declared “Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men.” Is the world at peace? Of course not, but don’t let that stop you from finding peace. We have peace with God and can be at peace in the world that … Continue reading

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Joy: Week 3 of Advent

We light the pink candle, the only brightly colored candle on the advent wreath, and celebrate the message of joy the angles brought to shepherds in the field. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

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Faith: Week 2 of Advent

We light the Bethlehem candle to honor the faith of Mary and Joseph. They made the difficult journey to Bethlehem perhaps not understanding but walking in faith.

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