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Babes in Christ

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My family and I are just back from a wonderful family reunion in Colorado Springs. One of the highlights was seeing the twelve youngest cousins getting to know each other. Several had never met, and, outside of their individual family units, none of them really knew each other. After four...

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Daily Bible study is a hallmark of serious discipleship. Reading the Bible and reflecting on it, every day, does more than almost anything else to help each of us to grow in Christ. Even a modest investment of time and effort, with God's grace, produces a bountiful harvest. A daily devotional...

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Dr. Ron Anderson

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Earlier today I made the one-hour round trip to and from Parkland Hospital. Have you been there lately? It really is quite extraordinary! As I parked and made my way inside, I immediately formed two opinions: (1) I was amazed by the size, beauty and technological sophistication of Dallas...

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Sing to the Lord

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On Tuesday night, I was one of 500 people who attended a performance at Park Cities Presbyterian Church of the St. Paul's Cathedral Boys Choir from London, England. It was a great joy to hear these 23 enormously talented young people singing a diverse repertoire of choral music stretching back...

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As Any Have Need

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One of the most attractive qualities of the early church was its radical generosity. Acts 2:45, for instance, says of the Pentecost church: "And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." To be honest, if I didn't believe in...

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Fifty Days Not Just One

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Easter--and the celebration of Jesus' resurrection--is far too wonderful to keep to just one day! The church has traditionally kept a whole season--fifty days--to reflect very specifically on the resurrection and its significance to us as Jesus' covenant people.  Actually, every Sunday is...

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Happy Pascha

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In many parts of the world, Christians call Easter Pascha. It comes from the Hebrew word Pesach, which means to omit, bypass, or skip. In the Bible, it is usually translated as Passover.  You may remember that a few weeks ago, during my sermon on Luke 22:7, we looked at the relationship...

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See How He Loves Us

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33 “When Jesus saw [Mary] weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, 'Where have you laid him?' They said to him, 'Lord, come and see.'  35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, 'See how he loved...

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Ash Wednesday, Valentine & Us

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Ash Wednesday 2018 is February 14, the beginning of Lent, a season when Christians traditionally reflect on sin and mortality. February 14 is also Valentine’s Day, when we Americans spend our hard-earned money on overpriced candy, cheesy greeting cards, and expensive dinners celebrating...

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