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Inheritance of Faith

As I’ve said, the theology is thick in the middle of Galatians. The promises made to Abraham were fulfilled in Christ. In the meantime the Law was given, not to make us to righteous but to act as a guardian … Continue reading

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The Spirit Comes by Faith

As proof that we are justified by faith and not the Law, Paul asks by how we receive the Spirit. The Galatian Christians had already received the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ. There is no reason to go … Continue reading

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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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Advent Faith

Lighting the Bethlehem Candle reminds us of the faith of Joseph and Mary. Joseph did as the angel commanded. Mary declared herself to be the servant of the Lord and added “let it be as you have said.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Advent: Week 2, Faith

Today we light the Bethlehem candle and read about the faith of Joseph of Mary. I’ve said many times that faith is more than belief. Today’s sermon looks at faith in terms of trust, response and action.  

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Advent Faith

December 6, 2015 text: Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25 The theme of last week was Hope and we lit the Prophet’s candle in our Advent wreath. This week our theme is Faith and we light the Bethlehem candle. It took great … Continue reading

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May I Suggest Advent?

Originally published in The Calhoun Times November 21, 2015 I love Christmas and always have. I want to get that right out in the open before anyone gets the wrong idea. There are some things about the celebration of Christmas … Continue reading

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Standing on the Promise

October 25, 2015     |     text: Galatians 3:1-14 Paul wrote his letter to the Galatain churches to address a crisis; after he had been there and preached the Gospel, which many received, a group of Jewish Christians … Continue reading

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The Weightier Matters of the Law

August 23, 2015     |     text: Matthew 23:1-12, 23-24 All of Matthew 23 prescribes woe to the scribes and Pharisees but I would like to focus on two particular paragraphs. Jesus speaks of the Pharisees sitting on … Continue reading

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