From the Pastor's Desk

Burn the Manger!

  • Posted on: 18 December 2005
  • By: Chris Strevel

Those familiar with Ben Hur from the movie alone will be unaware that the opening chapters of Lew Wallace‘s novel concern the journey of three men, a Hindu, a Greek, and an Egyptian, to find a child. Each man represents the pinnacle of the three leading world religions of the day. Each has found serious deficiencies in his respective religion and encountered persecution for voicing them, for seeking something better. God revealed to each of them that the truth for which they were seeking is about to be born in a person.

Family Sins

  • Posted on: 11 December 2005
  • By: Chris Strevel

Confronting sin is an important aspect of the life of any Christian family. In fact, it is a daily part of living under the same roof with sinners. As part of a family, you see the best and worst of one another, witness each other’s quirks and foibles, and, yes, know the sinful tendencies of every member of the family. And at one level, I think one reason God ordained the family structure is so that these sins may be handled primarily within the context of the family - lovingly, privately, consistently, and patiently.

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