Thursday, October 26, 2017

Recipe for Success

I like a good recipe, which is to say, I like a simple recipe. When the box says "remove packaging and heat in oven" that's my kind of recipe. Assuming I can determine the difference between the packaging and the actual meal, ten minutes and 350 degrees later, I have dinner.

The Bible gives straightforward instructions on how to transform your life. Join us this week as we look at the next step provided in Romans 10:9-10.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Know the Rules

According to the rule book of Major League Baseball:

Runners advance one base if a pitched ball "lodges in the umpire's or catcher's mask or paraphernalia." Rule 5.09(g)

If there are two strikes on the batter, and a runner steals home, and the pitch hits the runner in the strike zone, the batter is out. The run does not score if there are two outs; if there are less than two outs, it does. Rule 6.05(n)

Pitchers are allowed to switch their throwing arm in the middle of an at-bat, but only if they have injured the other one. If one does, they do not get an opportunity to warm up with the other arm. Rule 8.01(f)


Those are all significant rules, especially if a pitch gets stuck in the catcher's mask after hitting a runner stealing home because a lefty threw with his right arm.

Join us this week as we learn the most important rule of all in life:

Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mirror Image

Mirrors have been around for awhile. The earliest mirror was probably the neighborhood pond dating back to prehistoric days. Eventually water gave way to polished stones, which moved aside for polished metals, which finally gave way to glass and finally glass coated with metal.

Apparently, we have been trying to fix our hair for a long time.

Paul took a look at his life and did not like what he saw. The more he learned about God's law, the more he realized how far he had departed from God's law.

This week we will look at Romans 7:24-25, where Paul describes how in the midst of his self reflection, Paul also discovered the answer - Jesus changes who we are.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Don't Ruin the Ending

For several years, the movie Titanic was the highest grossing film of all time, making more money than any other film, until James Cameron decided to make a movie about tall skinny blue people. Actually, adjusted for inflation, the movie earning the most at the box office is Gone with the Wind, earning more than $3.4 billion in 2017 dollars. That kind of money can make a lot of drapery dresses.

The interesting thing about both Titanic and Gone With The Wind is that you can't ruin the ending because everyone already knows how they turn out. The boat sinks and the South loses.

Knowing the ending can be a great thing, as Paul points out in Romans 6:23. This week, we learn another game changing reality, that in Christ, we know how life turns out.

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