Category Archives: Bible Thought

The Importance of Story

I was thinking about the importance of story.  I was watching the newest Star Trek that came out a while back.  It is the remake of the original series of Star Trek movies.  As I watched, I was captivated by … Continue reading

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Swine Flew

A look at this Scripture passage from Mark 5:1-17 in my Missional Preaching class has had me thinking since last Tuesday.  In the passage, Jesus encounters a man who is possessed by many demons (Legion).  The man is a raving lunatic because of … Continue reading

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The Weakest Link

Pic- Jerry Lampen / Reuters I was thinking back over the Winter Olympics the other day.  I’m not a huge Winter Olympics fan, but each night Andrea and I found ourselves watching the Olympics.  One of the events that I … Continue reading

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A Way of Life

Our love for God, our faith in God must be lived out through everyday words and deeds.  Faith is not an intellectual pursuit.  Certainly, we can think about God and ponder God’s power and creation- but faith cannot stay in … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Glory

Having a 2 1/2 year old daughter is a lot of fun.  I love the opportunity to get down on the floor and play with her.  Just this morning, we played house in her Elmo Tent that she got for … Continue reading

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Godly Sorrows Turns Into Repentance

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvaton and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”2 Corinthians 7:10 TNIV Paul is writing, again, to the Church at Corinth.  He has received word from Titus that the Church in Corinth … Continue reading

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Site Preparations

“He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, … Continue reading

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I was reading Ephesians 3:14-21 as part of my morning devotion time this weekend.  In the passage, Paul is lifting up a prayer for fellow believers- especially the church at Ephesus that they might comprehend how high, deep, and wide … Continue reading

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Doing Church on Purpose

At Avenue, we’re in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign with a series titled: “Living Under the Blessing Tree.”  After two weeks, the feedback has been really positive as we stress generosity in all we do.  The messages for the … Continue reading

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This Is Only A Test

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, we were on the eastern most edge of the famed “Tornado Alley.”  Each spring, in school, we went through tornado drills and were reminded of the dangers of severe weather.  In 1985, there was a … Continue reading

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