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The Purpose of Marriage by bob

February 28th, 2012

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Marriage is in the news in North Carolina, and will be at least until May when our state votes on an amendment to our state constitution that limits the definition of marriage to a man and a woman. The institution of marriage is under siege, but the primary threat is from within the ranks of […]

The Struggle to Forgive by bob

February 26th, 2012

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“Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known.”  (Klyne Snodgrass) Matthew 18:21-35 February 26, 2012 Release and freedom Jesus’ teachings and themes occasionally seem hard to relate to.  Wednesday night we began the Lenten season with the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.  I’m not saying we don’t have self-righteous people or swindlers in […]

Sometimes all you have to do to check your prayers is pray them out loud. Luke 8:9-14 February 22, 2012 The temple mount The scene of Jesus’ parable about the Pharisee and the tax collector is a little more vivid to me, since Linda and I had the privilege of traveling to Jerusalem last fall.  […]

Joy in Heaven by bob

February 19th, 2012

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  When you join the celebration, you validate mercy.   Luke 15:1-10 February 19, 2012 Occupied and annexed Imagine living in Judea during the time of Jesus’ life.  It’s been 1500 years since Moses gave his people God’s ten commandments, and a full millennium since the glory days when David and Solomon led Israel as […]

It’s rare to find a new book on an old subject with a fresh approach based on ancient advice. The Kellers’ book on marriage is all of that and more.  Wherever you are in the marriage journey, but especially if you’re somewhere between unattached and newlywed, I highly recommend you read this book.  It’s especially […]