Category Archives: The Story

Fixer Upper: The Hope of Creation

We’re suckers for home renovation shows. A dozen years ago, it was Trading Spaces. (Remember that show? It kinda put TLC on the map.) Then it was the Extreme Home Makeover craze. About five years ago, Sunny and I fell in love with House … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2013

Time for my annual list of the best books I’ve read this year. Every year, I set a goal to read at least 52 books – one per week. I finally met my goal in 2011; last year, I fell … Continue reading

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The Story: The Power of the Empty Tomb

The Power of the Empty Tomb – John 20&21 Sunday morning. The hour of darkness recedes as the first ray of sunshine breaks upon the horizon. And with the breaking of the dawn comes a new reality as the breath … Continue reading

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The Story: The Greatest Command

The Greatest Command – Mark 12:28-34 Question: Do you believe Jesus knows what He’s talking about? Do you think He knows what He’s talking about when He tells His followers about the way in which they ought to live? When … Continue reading

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The Story: Jesus Is

Jesus Is __________ – Mark 8:27-38 A few years ago in Seattle, a church launched a unique marketing campaign. They rented billboards, made up bumper stickers, produced bus signs, etc. And they all contained a simple message: “Jesus Is _______________.” … Continue reading

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The Story: A Father Who Runs

A Father Who Runs – Luke 15:11-32 Luke 15 – Three parables or stories Jesus tells; Parables of Joy V1 – Pharisees complain that Jesus is eating with “sinners.” In the ancient world, breaking bread was a sign of full … Continue reading

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The Story: The Miracle of Compassion

The Miracle of Compassion – Mark 6:30-44 “Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah of God’s kingdom is soon validated by some amazing acts that reveal the saving power of God at work in him. People witness miracles of healing, demons … Continue reading

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