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Blind Spots & St. Paul's Got Talent

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What is your blind spot?What you can’t see in your blind spot can kill you.It is true when you are driving.But it is also true when you are living.The Apostle Peter had a blind spot. He was certain that his faith was strong enough to withstand any test.Jesus warned him. But Peter...

Four Difficult Words to Say

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“Thy will be done.”Those were difficult words for Jesus to say in the Garden of Gethsemane (Click here to read the text).They are also difficult words for us to say. Just now I was talking with a dear sister in Christ who has experienced some very difficult times.“Thy will be...

Dust You Are...

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Look hundreds of people in the eye and tell them that they are going to die.  It is an emotional experience. The elderly… Dust you are… The man whose spouse has just died… Dust you are… The woman battling cancer… Dust you are… The smallest...

Lent - A Time of Rest

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The word “rest” is probably not the word typically associated with Lent.“Repentance” is a Lenten word as we reflect on our sin and guilt that made Jesus’ suffering necessary. “Sorrow” is a Lenten word as we reflect on the physical and especially the...

Is the Impossible Possible? Only God...

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Can people change? Often that seems impossible! Can a husband or wife change a behavior that is destroying the marriage? Can a bully treat his victim with respect? Can a person filled with anger become a person of calm and care? Can a person involved in illicit sexual relationships...

"Love Wins!" - Can it be true?

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“Love Wins” has become the mantra of the LGBTQ community. It strikes a chord in all our hearts. We want everyone to experience real, lasting love. But if what the Bible says is true, doesn’t that mean we are telling some people that they can’t experience love? How can He...

The next truth - Unconditional Gospel

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This is one of the questions we received last week: I have a close friend who is gay and struggles with his feelings and believes he is bound for hell. He doesn’t feel worthy to come to church. I assured him God loves him still, to keep the faith in Jesus his Savior. Any other...

Father, give us wisdom as we love

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Our message this past Sunday was on God’s call to us to love people unconditionally, including those that may be hostile to our faith and our convictions. That is certainly what the Good Samaritan did in Jesus’ parable. And that is what Jesus as the ultimate Good Samaritan has done...

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