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Noah: God’s Presence, Creation’s Hope

January 14, 2013

Noah: God’s Presence, Creation’s Hope The speed and scope of creation’s unraveling from Genesis 3 until our text today should astonish us. The rebellion began in the hearts of Adam and Eve, spread to their descendents, and then polygamous marriages between angels and women created a cruel and violent race. All that God intended for creation...

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Devotion for Jan. 03, 2004

January 3, 2004

Devotion for Jan. 03, 2004 The Aswan High Dam was a massive building project that took eleven years and one billion dollars to accomplish. A dream of Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, this two-mile-long dam aimed to end Nile River flooding and provide electrical power for the entire country. The construction involved political and environmental...

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Devotion for January 05, 2005

January 5, 2005

Devotion for January 05, 2005 Another Noah’s Ark? That’s what an official in the European Space Agency proposed recently. Dr. Bernard Foing said that efforts should be made to create a repository of genetic samples of all plant, animal, and human life. This library of DNA samples would be placed on the moon in case of a natural disaster,...

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Pronouncing Clean: The Ceremony and Its Symbolism

May 16, 2012

Pronouncing Clean: The Ceremony and Its Symbolism Many ancient religious rituals included superstitious practices whose goal was to appease the wrath of the gods. Some might view the text we read today the same way. We feel suspect about all the bizarre ceremony of it all. Upon closer examination, we’ll see that these symbols are full of...

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The Tower of Babel

July 6, 2016

The Tower of Babel Through Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, many are finding it easier and easier to make themselves known to friends and strangers alike. And with the rise of gated communities and TSA checkpoints at airports, people are desperately seeking to find safety in an uncertain world. Notoriety and security: two things many people...

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Devotion for March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

Devotion for March 30, 2006 The first rule for a job interview: be on time! First impressions count, and what is your future employer to think if you arrive late? Best-case scenario, he’ll figure that you may have gotten lost. Even still, he’ll wish you had driven the route the day before and verified your directions. Worst-case scenario,...

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Faithful to the End: Confidence in What We Hope For

January 25, 2014

Faithful to the End: Confidence in What We Hope For Noah was about 500 years old when God told him to build an ark. We must remember that he lived in area that did not require transportation by ship. There was no reasonable explanation that this elderly man could give his neighbors as to why he was building an enormous vessel on dry land.

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A New Mandate

December 7, 2013

A New Mandate In 1852, on the 48th anniversary of the coronation of Napoleon I, France crowned his nephew Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, known as Napoleon III. France wanted to recapture international prestige, but after decades of failed military interventions around the world Napoleon III was forced to surrender to the Prussians in 1870, leading...

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Devotion for Dec. 16, 2009

December 16, 2009

Devotion for Dec. 16, 2009 Some things just go together. In an exercise for youngsters, the teacher gives one word and the students respond with the appropriate match: peanut butter and jelly; lock and key; ball and glove; Bert and Ernie. These words seem incomplete without the other. This is true when we speak of our redemption in Christ.

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The Doom of False Teachers

October 25, 2016

The Doom of False Teachers Many scholars think that the false teachers that concerned Peter were influenced by Epicurean philosophy, which rejected the notion of divine providence. Without the gods (or God) intervening in human affairs, there was also no divine judgment, and so the most important thing was to pursue and fulfill human desires.

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