Cathedrals and crosses come near

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“So I will come near to you for judgment. …but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty” (Malachi 3:5 NIV). “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8 NIV). “That’ll make a great picture!” said passerby after passerby… Read more »

Hitching up for a holiday baptism

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“As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” (Acts 8:36 NIV). I helped hitch up our baptism trailer this morning. We have a portable baptistry stored in a trailer. We are one of three churches that went in together… Read more »

Wisemen on the deck

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“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 NIV). Last Sunday when I returned from church I found the three wisemen from our… Read more »

Which king to worship?

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“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him’” (Matthew 2:1-2 NIV). “Worship is pulling our affections… Read more »

Who gets the credit?

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“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:13 KJV). “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” (President Harry Truman). I’m a first born and as such, I’ve always struggled with wanting the lime light. I enjoy being the… Read more »