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the bones of Jesus

There was much hand-wringing on NPR the other day, wondering what Christians will do now that the tomb of Jesus has been discovered. With his bones.

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He is risen just as He said

For centuries Christians have put little cemeteries by their little churches and on the outskirts of their little towns, waiting for that blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and savior Jesus Christ.

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what we remember

As Baptist we didn’t even observe Good Friday. We prided ourselves on not even having a liturgy. We did, of course. We just never wrote it down.

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how did Christ love the church?

Imagine the grace poured out on us when we least expected it, and the forgiveness extended to us when we least deserved it. Imagine it and emulate it.

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for you delighted in them

The congregation converted a barn into a chapel in Omega, a village that no longer exists. But the church still exists. And thrives.

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why marriage matters

Covenant making is not merely about the symbolism of what we do here this afternoon. It is about substance. This is no mere contract that you make.

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teach faithful men

Paul does not tell Titus what sound doctrine is, at least not at first. He begins by telling him what it will look like if people believe it.

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A pilgrimage of my own

My dad loved India and part of why I’ve come is to see why. It becomes clearer every day.

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an embarrassment of riches

The warmth of hospitality we have received, and the sacrifices students and faculty have made for our comfort, is embarrassing.

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the biggest little church in the county

There is no perfect church, only churches more or in some cases less dependent on God’s grace. But where He is welcomed He is working.

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