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Building 2020

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I think you would agree that God is using this pandemic to get our attention, in a number of ways, concerning a number of different areas. I hope you've been considering what He might be revealing to you through all this about your own faith and your own path. But I hope you've also thought about what God might be saying to us as a faith family? The elders believe He ...

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That Time Jesus Referred to the Foreign Woman as a “Dog”

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When we read often-neglected stories like this, we're reminded that it's very easy to slip into a mentality of, “Jesus? Oh yeah, I know Jesus. I know all about Jesus.” But God is so good to unsettle us in terms of the often unsettling truth about the real Jesus....

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Hamilton's Little-Known Ending

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Faithful fans of Hamilton will certainly know how the play ends. But few people know how the final hours of Alexander Hamilton's life actually 'played out'... yes, “in the room where it happened”....

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What God Says About Diversity

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Having just finished another study in the deeply meaningful, but often misunderstood, book of the Revelation, I couldn't help but reflect on how John's vision in chapter 7 speaks to our current, culture-wide conversation about race and inequality....

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Fighting for Fellowship

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Social influences, insecurities, selfishness, and many other factors can keep us from the faith-shaped relationships we read about in Scripture. Currently, it is the unexpected reality of a global pandemic that has not only distanced us socially, but also tempted many of us to fizzle rather than fight when it comes to fellowship. But why?...

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100.4.15

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From now until the end of the month, you can, amazingly, provide over 100 meals for a person in need in our community for just $15! We are pleased to partner with All Faith Community Services in Buckeye to bless so many who are struggling in light of the current crisis....

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"Cases of Urgent Need"

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Consider for a moment the Apostle Paul's encouragement regarding the church in Titus 3:14. He writes... And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. Brothers and sisters, is Way of Grace an "unfruitful" church in regard to "cases of urgent need"? I hope we aren't. In fact, if your past eag...

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Where is God in the Best and Worst of Times?

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Behind that question is one that's been asked for millennia. It's often referred to as 'the problem of evil'. Why does God's plan include the rescue of some and not others, the severe suffering of some and not others? Frankly, there are no easy answers to such questions. But the assumptions behind our questions can be helpful. Your piece assumed the value of all human life...

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Easter Every Day

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Resurrection apart from death is not resurrection. It is reconfiguration. It is reinterpretation. It is renovation and remodeling. But it isn't resurrection....

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7 Bible Verses to Consider in Light of COVID-19

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Many people today are looking for answers. Pandemics, like most crises, have a way of driving us in that direction. But many seem hungry for more than just health advice, social guidelines, and up-to-date statistics... I would offer up that these people are looking for what we might call spiritual answers. That collection of ancient scriptures we call the Bible is (and for...

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