Midweek Wake-Up, Oct. 3rd, 2018

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One cannot read Scripture without being confronted regularly with the power and the authority of God’s Word.  From the beginning pages where God speaks this world into existence (‘let there be light’; ‘let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters’; ‘let the earth sprout vegetation’; ‘let’s make man in our image’), and it continues throughout Scripture.

Midweek Wake-Up, September 26th, 2018

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There was a day in Matthew when Jesus explains that “the one who hears the words of Jesus and puts them into practice is like a wise man who builds his house on the rock.  The storms may beat against it, but this house will not fall.  The opposite of this says Jesus is the one who does not accept the authority of Jesus’ words and thus discards them.  This is like the individual who builds his house on sand, having it succumb to the storms that inevitably will come”.

Midweek Wake-Up, September 19th, 2018

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This morning as I walked to church, across the St Vital Bridge, I was struck by the early morning view.  The sun shone brightly over the river, calm as glass, displaying an incredible reflection of the golden leaves, shimmering on the water.

Midweek Wake-Up, September 12th, 2018

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Sunday, we took a trip back to Exodus 32, the incident that finds the Israelites dancing around a golden calf.  Having become colonized by the surrounding culture, engaging in sexual activity around the golden Baal seemed to make perfect sense.  This was the way of the society in which they lived.

Midweek Wake-Up, September 5th, 2018

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Have you ever heard the saying that you can be too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good?  Well, the apostle Paul seems to disagree:   Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”

Midweek Wake-Up, August 30th, 2018

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Midweek Wake-Up, August 16th, 2018

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What do you see when you look in the mirror? Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 tells us that “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Midweek Wake-Up, August 8th, 2018

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After the golden calf debacle, we find God still promising to send Moses and the Israelites to the Promised Land, but He declared that He’s not going with them.

Midweek Wake-Up, July 25th, 2018

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Midweek Wake-Up, July 12th, 2018

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The book of Zechariah, like the book of Revelation has some pretty far-out imagery in it.  One of the slightly easier to understand pictures is found in chapter 8:22-23. The picture is one of the nations of the world flooding to Jerusalem to seek the living God and plead for His favor.  Why? Why do they come?

Midweek Wake-Up, June 28th, 2018

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If you were at NSC on Sunday, you heard the following quote as we walked through another portion of Exodus.  The quote was the following: “We’re not in the land of the living and heading for the land of the dying, but we’re in the land of the dying, trying to get to the land of the living.”  Reall

Midweek Wake-Up, June 21, 2018

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I worry about money, and I worry about it quite a lot.

So I do what I do best. Cry out to God. Actually more like complain to God.

Midweek Wake-Up, June 13th, 2018

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I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

Midweek Wake-Up, June 6th, 2018

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On Sunday we pondered in our church service the first song we find in the Bible (Exodus 15).

Midweek Wake-Up, May 26th, 2018

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It just seemed wrong! The four friends had worked so hard to get their friend to Jesus. They pushed through all the crowds, dug through the earthen roof and then taken the strain as they lowered their paralyzed friend to the floor on a mat.  Then the miracle healer who, thus far had healed every person brought to him, drops a bomb.