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Unexpected Faith

July 13, 2016

Unexpected Faith On mountains, the tree line marks the point of elevation where lack of warmth and moisture make the growth of trees difficult. Yet even in this inhospitable location, it is possible to discover unexpected, beautiful flowers poking up through the rocks. We find unexpected faith in today’s reading, but not in Abraham or Sarah.

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Questioning Faith

April 1, 2015

Theology_Matters Questioning Faith The first question recorded in the Bible was asked by Satan. Speaking through the serpent in Genesis 3:1, Satan asked Eve: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The aim of this question was not to learn what God had actually said but to sow doubt in Eve’s mind. This was accomplished...

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  • Practical Theology April 1, 2015

Why Faith?

July 1, 2007

Theology_Matters Why Faith? “There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither hope nor love without faith,” St. Augustine wrote. Faith is the foundational principle of the Christian life. Eternal life begins and ends in faith. Why is faith so important to God? According to the apostle Paul, it is a matter of grace. Paul illustrates...

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  • Practical Theology July 1, 2007

Ambivalent Faith

December 20, 2011

Ambivalent Faith A small congregation purchased ground and saved for several years to build a new church building. Members cheered aloud the day the contractor put up the first wall. But once they began worshiping in their new building, a strange thing happened. The church experienced a collective sense of depression. They enjoyed the amenities...

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Gigantic Faith

September 17, 2020

I was not raised in a Christian home. For the first 20 years of my life, I read very little of the Bible. But even as a child I knew the story of David and Goliath.

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  • Obedience September 17, 2020

Inadequate Faith

April 21, 2020

There is no more helpless feeling than that of parent by the bedside of their ill child. It’s been called “a deep and hollowing pain.”

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Faithful Soldier

November 16, 2014

Faithful Soldier Soldiers in the U.S. Army are charged to uphold seven values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. They are taught these values in their basic training and then expected to integrate them into everything they do—whether they are performing military duties or enjoying their personal...

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Healing Faith

August 9, 2019

Healing Faith When someone we love is ill, we want them to get the very best treatment possible. We may travel a long distance to find exactly the right doctor and give hope to our loved one. Such was the case in Jesus’ time when many who followed Him were seeking healing. Here Mark intertwines two stories, a dying girl and a sick woman.

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2021.06.19 The Relationally Intelligent Child - Dr. John Trent and Dr. Dewey Wilson

June 19, 2021

Building Relationships

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If you’re concerned that the pain of your past might trickle down to your children, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. John Trent and Dr. Dewey Wilson will give help for parents who want to raise relationally intelligent children. What are the five keys to helping kids connect well with... June 19, 2021

Abraham: Faith, Testing, and God’s Faithfulness

July 11, 2012

Abraham: Faith, Testing, and God’s Faithfulness A recent study by the Pew Research Center painted pictures of two very different American fathers. The first is actively involved in his children’s lives, much more than previous generations. The second, however, does not live with his children and is, at best, less involved. This describes...

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