Giving, Pride and the Eye

Posted by Jason Wolin on

A religious hypocrite is someone who intentionally creates an illusion. He wears a disguise. He wants people to perceive him to be much more religious and spiritual than he really is. And the way he does this is by making his religious deeds visible, even ostentatious. The problem with the ...

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...Until He Comes Back Again

Posted by Doug Gamble on

Jesus’ parable in Luke 19: 11-27 is told in the context of Jesus bringing salvation to Zacchaeus, culminating in Zacchaeus’ change in character from selfish to generous and finding his treasure in Christ. Jesus declares here that he came to “seek and save the lost.” Then as ...

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Rich but Leprous

Posted by Doug Gamble on

2 Kings 5 tells us the story of a Naaman, a successful military leader of the Syrian army—enemies to God’s people. The text tells us that God had given Naaman his success, and so we are forced to consider why this would be so. As it turns out, this successful man has leprosy and is ...

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King David was called "a man after God's heart", not because of any external factors, like physical appearance or personality traits. His frequent times of distress caused him to live in reliance on his heavenly Father. And most of all, David was a delight to God because he loved God and stayed in ...

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Snippets from Jeremiah

Posted by Nate Foreman on

This Sunday we looked at three different stories from the book of Jeremiah. In the first story, the prophet stands on the threshold of the Temple and speaks out against Judah's empty religion. The people thought they were safe because after all, "This is the Temple of the Lord!" In reality, they ...

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Early in the years after Faith Community Bible Church was formed, some of the Elders began considering how to formulate a missions team and where we might go to accomplish the Matthew 28 command to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”. We wanted to find an area ...

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This Pilgrim Journey

Posted by Arnie Rubey on

Every person has an individual journey of life; the ancients called it a pilgrim journey. The challenge for each of us is how to conduct this journey and still remain God-centered. Some folks have their portion in this life only (Psalm 17:14) and some focus on the heavenly prospect ahead. Psalm ...

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Don't be a Joash

Posted by Benjamin Foreman on

The story of King Joash is tragic. What makes it so sobering is that he started so well. His dramatic rise to the throne is recorded in 2 Chronicles 23-24. His story starts with a near death experience. In a desperate grab for power, Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, kills all of the ...

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Nebuchadnezzar learned much about God, the Most High, in Daniel Chapter 4. The main thing he learned, though, is that God is sovereign. God is the one who establishes any authority, including giving Nebuchadnezzar the throne of Babylon. God also establishes authority in our government and He is in ...

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