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God's Glory
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

I love the Psalms. I truly should say my love for the Psalms is ever-growing. In the Psalms, you get raw emotion, praise, sorrow, and everything in between. They are real, and we all can resonate with the different emotions the Psalms evoke. There are times when we are in awe of our Father, on...

Love Your....Enemies?
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Jesus often calls us to do difficult things in light of the gospel. They seem so difficult because they are so contrary to our human nature. They aren’t ‘natural’ things to do. Sometimes, if we are honest, they seem impossible, especially when we are in the moment that we are...

Bible Reading 2019
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

One of the ways we grow in our knowledge of God and our love for Him is to read His Word. Reading God's Word is the number one way that people grow in their relationship with Jesus. This year some of our staff will be doing the reading plan attached below and we would love for you to read along...

Advent
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

The Christmas season is quickly approaching. For Christians this brings excitement, as we look toward celebrating the incarnation. Christmas is when the eternal Son of God, the promised Messiah, the Word, became flesh. The sinless Son of God entered into a sinful world to live a perfect life...

The Christian Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

  I recently have tried to start consistently running again. It is something I have always enjoyed, but in the past few years fell by the wayside as other things took more of my time. When I went out and ran for a few days in a row for the first time in a while, I was surprised by two...

Week Twelve Bible Reading Highlights
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Deuteronomy 6-26 Highlights The greatest commandment, to love God with all our heart, soul, and might, is given Israel is seen as the chosen people of the Lord Israel is reminded to remember God Israel is reminded they aren’t chosen because of their own righteousness, but rather...

Week Eleven Bible Reading Highlights
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Numbers 26-36 Highlights A census is taken after the plague of the new generation of God’s people Joshua chosen to succeed Moses as the leader of Israel Instructions are given for different offerings to be made to the Lord Instructions are given or the making of vows, for both men...

Week Ten Bible Reading Highlights
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Numbers 8-25 Highlights Passover celebrated, remembering when God delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt Israel grumbles about their situation in the wilderness Elders are appointed to help Moses deal with all of the issues in Israel Spies sent to spy out the promised land and give...

Week Nine Bible Reading Highlights
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Leviticus 24-27 Highlights ‘Eye for an eye’ passage in Leviticus 24, the passage Jesus quotes in his teaching Sabbath year and year of Jubilee explained to Israel Blessings for obedience, punishment for disobedience Laws about vows complete the book of...

Week Eight Bible Reading Highlights
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Leviticus 8-23 Highlights Aaron and his sons consecrated before the Lord Two of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, are killed for offering an unauthorized sacrifice Laws for clean and unclean animals are given Leprosy laws are given, as well as other bodily laws Day of atonement in...