Category Archives: Reflections

The Church: A Holy People in the Presence of a Holy God

“Holy,” applied to things, or to us, means set apart to God. But what does it mean that God is holy? Holiness is the sum of all that he is. He is God, and you and I are not. Hebrews … Continue reading

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The Church: Feeding on the Living Bread

What is special about dinner today, Mother’s Day? What is special about the meal we celebrate at the end of the service this morning? How important is that meal in the life of the church? Paul explains in 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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The Church: Baptized into Christ and His Body

What does your baptism mean? What does baptism mean for the church? The command to baptize is part of Christ’s Great Commission to his church just before he ascends to heaven. Romans 6:1–14, against the background of Genesis 17, helps … Continue reading

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The Church of the Risen Savior

Early on a Sunday morning faithful, grieving women went to a tomb outside Jerusalem to serve their rabbi in a final act of respect and reverence by anointing his body with spices. You know the story, the true story, that … Continue reading

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The Church of the Donkey-Riding King

What makes the church what it is? According to Luke 19:28–40, at the heart of what the church’s origin is King whose steed in his triumphal entry is a donkey. You are the church of the donkey-riding King! Your King … Continue reading

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