God and Suffering

Part of our Scripture reading this coming Sunday is Deuteronomy 8, verses 5 and 16, which reads as follows: Know then in your heart that as a parent disciplines a…

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Finding Home and Citizenship

 18Through Jesus, people of every ethnicity (both Jews and Gentiles)  have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are…

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The Influence of My Father

Last month, around Mother’s Day, I shared a little about the impact of my mother on my life. This week, a few days after Father’s Day, it’s time to say…

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Thy Sense of Time

This past Sunday, in the context of Moses’ disappointment that he would not be the one to bring God’s people into the promised land, I spoke about the importance of…

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Prison Fellowship

“I was in prison and you visited me…Lord, when did we see you in prison and visit you? …What you did for one of the least of these my brothers…

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A Mother’s Love

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple,…

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What’s God Up To?

Dear friends at National,This past Sunday in worship we read from one of the most complicated sections of Scripture in the New Testament – Romans 9-11, a section we will…

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Top 40 Promises

Dear Friends at National, This week we begin a new series of Wednesday night classes focusing on Paul’s first letter to a wild group of Christians in the city of…

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