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Know and Tell: Deuteronomy 6

A few randoms for Wednesday

I should have some coherent thoughts, but I don’t. Instead, I’ll share a few random ones:

1. I love that my wife works at home. (She works for Home Educating Family). She actually works, so it’s helped me learn to work at home. Used to be, I’d “work at home” and cram a day of work into two. Now I actually get stuff done. It’s nifty.

2. I remember watching TV series as a child and being sad when they ended their run. I still remember Judge Harry Stone leaving the Night Court, Sam turning off the lights at Cheers, and Cliff and Claire dancing off the Cosby Show. Now I binge watch via Netflix DVDs, and wonder if it would be better for Rick and Kate to retire so I can just watch the whole series in sequence. 

In other words: I’m not a fan of waiting for next season. 

3. There is a line between being passionate for the truth and being a rabid pain in the backside. Be the former, not the latter.

4. If you have no sense of humor, you’ll live longer. Or at least, it’ll seem longer because you’ll b…

Concerned Rejoicing: Philippians 4

Sermon Recap for July 27 2014

Another month has flown right on by us. Here are the sermons from yesterday. We had a guest speaker from the Gideons International as well.

Morning Sermon: Jeremiah 1 (audio direct link)



I. We have the Word
II. We must speak the Word
III. Give, work, go!


Evening Sermon: 2 Chronicles 34-35 (direct audio link)



2 Chronicles 34-35 Settling the Worship Discussion

I. Worship
II. The Word
III. The heart

Final Comments


Concluding Notes: 1. I do have the rough audio of Sunday Night’s Q&A session, but I’m not sure yet that it’s useful for posting. 2. I am not sure how to improve video quality with the current equipment. 3. If you want to subscribe, here’s a list: A. iTunes for audio subscription link is here.
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What Else Can You Say?

Go ahead and watch the news for a few days. It’s downright awful out there, and it’s only getting worse. What do I mean? Here’s a roundup:ISIS has violently driven all Christians out of portions of Iraq, including Mosul. That’s right, every drop of American blood spilled to secure freedom in that town is now, effectively, wasted. It’s like letting Neo-Nazis take over a few cities in Germany or re-establish ghettos for Jews. A young man has been murdered in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and the web allegations include that the police chief’s son is partly involved. Of course, he’s not arrested or charged—and how do you know? In Texas, some folks say another young man was ramrodded into prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit. Others say the 4-year-old victim is being re-victimized by public opinion. Meanwhile, it is clear that the evidence was mishandled; not to say it’s not valid, just that it’s hard to verify. Either way, though, a community is divided and the big issue is missed: ther…

Always with the Living: Deuteronomy 5

In Summary: I know it seems that every one of these summaries starts with “Moses repeated…” but then again, that’s Deuteronomy for you. There’s not much new ground to plow in these passages. This is not to make them as without value, simply to highlight that we’ve covered much of this territory. Deuteronomy 5 is no exception. Here we encounter a restatement of the Ten Commandments. Rather than addressing these as the written commands of God, though, Moses here highlights the spoken nature of the Decalogue. The people of Israel not only received the written word, but heard the spoken word prior to that.What difference might that make? Taking Deuteronomy 5 as a whole, the Ten Commandments are the content of God’s speaking and the center of the chapter. The conditions of the speaking form the frame of the narrative. Look at what you have: first, God speaks to the people (v. 4), then the people decline to continue hearing from God (v. 25). They send Moses as their representative. This sam…

Book: Starting at the Finish Line

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