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Yes. No. Period.

Matthew 5:33-37 | “I’m not goin’ to lie to you.” That classic line will, for all times, be the first memory I recall of most conversations with one of my grandkids in the early adolescent season of life....

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Faithnotes: October 24, 2014

Radical Purity Matthew 5:27-32 There are six "it is good" 's and then a singular "it is VERY good" followed by a first-time "it is NOT good." That's where it was; that's where it began, but that's not where we find it today. "As more say 'I don't' to marriage, it's time to reinvent the institution." (Headline this week in the Lincoln Journal-Star) The article then goes ...

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Faithnotes: October 17, 2014

The 10-Count Won't Do Matthew 5:17-21 Wonder what would happen if there were only one place to go for worship? No denominational options. No diversity of worship styles. No specific preacher personalities. No distinction in facilities. Just one, one place to go to worship. The reality is, probably few of these other things would matter. What WOULD matter is what to do w...

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Faithnotes: October 10, 2014

How to Read Your BibleMatthew 5:17-20 "The Little Book of Big Promises""Every promise in the Book is mine!" Such pithy tweetables have sold thousands of little paperback devotionals, wall hangings beyond number, and led to humorous and many times disastrous results. For instance: Brian was from southern California. He came to Bible College in the Rockies after time in t...

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Faithnotes: October 3, 2014

The only message worthy of proclamation is a message that begins and ends with "grace." In preparation for my part of the "Colossian Experience" this weekend at Heritage Bible Church, I have been immersing myself in the final chapter of Paul's great letter of clarification, correction and encouragement. I have jokingly said that I get the honor of preaching the last sermo...

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