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Paul’s Message on Mars Hill

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens… Acts 17:22 Paul’s message to the wondering crowd of the Areopagus (the NIV calls this place “Mars Hill,” recorded in Acts 17:22-31) is one of the great … Continue reading

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Provoked or Desensitized?

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. Acts 17:16 A little over a week ago I wrote a post about what it … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To “Weep for the Lost?”

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance (by Carissa Murch)

Blessed Assurance The other day I was driving to my doctor’s appointment, I was alone and it was quiet. One of two things happens when I am alone and it is quiet: 1) I fall asleep (three kiddos and 1 … Continue reading

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Learning to Live Outside the Womb

There is a difference between being born and learning how to live. Carissa and I are about 6 weeks away from welcoming our 4th baby girl into the world. Little Viola Grace (who is waving to you in this pic … Continue reading

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The Religious Leader and the Shamed Outcast

How are you doing on your Christmas shopping? I’m about half-way there. I don’t know what your personal gift-search strategy is, but I tend to prefer the heat-seeking missile approach. I want to spend as little time as possible in … Continue reading

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From Creation to Consummation

The cautionary tale of Humpty Dumpty struck me as a young child. I’m sure my parents, along with countless others across the last couple centuries, were intentional about helping me commit the Greek tragedy of the Mother Goose corpus to … Continue reading

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