Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Passover Restrictions (Exodus 12:43-51)

Reading legal briefs and wading through technical jargon is tedious.  In fact, most of us just skip over the fine print in our contracts and move on.  Who has ever read every word on every page when they signed the … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus, Where's Jesus

The Replay of John 14:1-14

There are two ways to the Father: The way that Jesus took and the way all other people must take.  Jesus’ way involved death, betrayal, submission and obedience.  It was a path of great difficulty and culminated in immense physical, … Continue reading

Posted in John, Replay

Heidelberg Catechism Q74

Q. Should infants, too, be baptized? A. Yes. Infants as well as adults are in God’s covenant and belong to God’s people. They, no less than adults, are promised the forgiveness of sins through Christ’s blood and the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Heidelberg Catechism

On a Vibrant Congregation

“A congregation which is full of life, speaks, prays, and sings daily together, is a mighty fortress against the continual danger of lukewarmness.”  – Count Zinzendorf What a powerful statement about the health and vibrancy of a local church.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship

The Plague of the Firstborn and the Passover (Exodus 11:1-12:42)

As a final display of judgment upon Egypt, God sets out to kill the firstborn in the land.  But as he has done so often before, the Lord declares that he will not kill the firstborn of Israel. But among … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus, Where's Jesus

Heidelberg Catechism Q73

Q.73. Why then does the Holy Spirit call baptism the washing of rebirth and the washing away of sins? A. God has good reasons for these words.  He wants to teach us that the blood and Spirit of Christ wash … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus? The 8 middle plagues – (Exodus 7:25-10:29)

I have determined to treat the 8 middle plagues of the Exodus story separate from the first and last plague.  In my previous entry we explored how the plague of blood could and should have been enough to cause the … Continue reading

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Just a thought

“Those who pay no regard to religion and seriousness in the persons whom they send to the legislature of any state are guilty of the greatest absurdity and will soon pay dear for their folly.” John Witherspoon, signer of the … Continue reading

Posted in political

The Replay of John 13:1-13

We are called to serve one another as a way enjoying the blessings of Christ.  This is really an easy thing to do but we shy away from it and avoid service to God and others because it is humbling … Continue reading

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John 13:1-17 Jesus Sets the Example

Next week officially begins the Lenten season, but since we are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a church during lent this year, we are starting our Lenten preaching series today.  Some of you may be wondering, “What is Lent?”  Lent … Continue reading

Posted in John, Sermons