Tag Archives: cross

running … and finishing the race …

When I was in high school, I ran cross country each fall. Some of our races were run on ¼ mile tracks while many were run on cross country courses … most all were at a distance of around 2 … Continue reading

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the power in the unsaid … Jesus and the rich young man

In some reading last night, I once again discovered the account of Jesus’ encounter with the rich young man and I saw some things with a different insight … consider this passage … And behold, a man came up to … Continue reading

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propitiation

Don’t you just love it when you look up a word in the dictionary and it uses the root of that word to define it … for example: propitiation is the act of propitiating or something that propitiates. So helpful … Continue reading

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the battle to define ekklesia

At a very young age, we begin to shape our children’s understanding of the word church. Perhaps you are familiar with this children’s finger rhyme … Here is the church and This is the steeple Open the doors and See … Continue reading

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did Jesus promote easy believism?

I ended yesterday’s post with the question, ‘How’s this for a new church sign?’ MAY THE FATHER, SON AND SPIRIT MAKE THEIR HOME IN YOU You may say, “But Bernie, that is too mysterious and bizarre … that will scare people off.” Yes, … Continue reading

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the fulfillment of a covenantal promise

The new sermon series BRAND:new at Northpoint Online with Andy Stanley has me revisiting the book of Galatians. As I read and reread the third chapter, I was once again blown away by how much covenantal insight Paul provides … … Continue reading

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speak no blood, hear no blood, see no salvation!

In some churches and denominations today; pastors, teachers and authors go to great length never to mention the blood of Jesus. IMHO that is somewhat ironic considering that this generation of entertainment consumers are reading and watching more violent and … Continue reading

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