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I joined a cult on Tuesday, and I have some regrets.  Let me explain. Since “smart phones” came out, I’ve owned a Treo, two Blackberries, and three Droids (I think; I lost count).  In each case, they gave a particular set of problems that are not worth finger exhaustion to detail.  Every time I had […]

Romans #25 – Why Abraham by bob

January 30th, 2013

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We come now to chapter 4 of Romans, where we will spend the rest of the week – including next Sunday’s sermon.  So far, Paul has introduced the gospel with an overview (1:1-17), argued that God’s wrath is on “them” who hate God in their wickedness, “you” who judge them, and “we” who have greater […]

If you were in Bost Memorial Hall yesterday for our dedication service, you know how thoroughly I’m intrigued by the Apostle Paul’s declaration that “there is no difference” among those who are justified.  (Here’s a link to yesterday’s sermon manuscript.)  To borrow from Pastor Paul Cummings, “How justified are we?”  We are so justified that […]

But Now by bob

January 27th, 2013

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Jesus Christ made the difference so that between us there wouldn’t be any. Romans 3:21-26 January 27, 2013 They – you – we Romans 3:21-26 is, in one writer’s opinion, “possibly the most important single paragraph ever written.”[1] Whether or not that is hyperbole, reading this paragraph should give you the same thrill as the […]

Highlights of the FWC Board – January 2013 Thanks for your prayers and support when the Board of Directors of Faithful and Welcoming Churches (FWC) met at the UCC’s “Church House” January 17-19, 2013.  Board members came from Nebraska (1), Illinois (3), North Carolina (4), Pennsylvania (3), Indiana (1),Ohio (1),  and Massachusetts (1). Meetings like […]