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Why Do You Believe in a God of Jealousy and Revenge?

Have you ever heard someone ask you “Why are you a Christian?” or “Why do you believe in a God of Jealousy and revenge?” The thing about these questions is that they have holes in them. Whenever the Bible talks about God being “Jealous” or “The God of Revenge,” it’s not talking about the evil kind. I have had a hard t...

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Worship, Idols, and Solutions to All Our Moral Problems

Wow! We had a lot of great comments on twitter (hashtag #HCPreach) as we were preaching this past Sunday and we weren't able to address all the questions in our Q&A time. So below I've addressed a few more questions and included some of the information that I prepared for the sermon, but never ended up preaching! Feel free to keep talking about this. We love to hear ho...

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Lessons From Answered Prayers

During this past week, an amazing answer to prayer was witnessed as Dr. Rick Sacra was declared free of the deadly Ebola disease he contracted in Liberia and returned home. Many have seen and followed his story on the news but it is so near and dear to our church family. We hung on every email, picture, update and prayer request we were given. A group of friends and I were...

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An Addendum to Less of Me

The evening after I wrote the previous blog post, a small wonder occurred that showed me just how much my heavenly Father loves us. I saw a car in my neighbor's drive and walked over with my two older sons to offer help to the relative that was there closing up the house. I was giving my condolences when my oldest son Liam interrupted and blurted out "It's really sad he d...

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Less of Me

Forty-Five minutes ago my whole plan for the day got screwed up. I had every hour accounted for, right up till bedtime. After putting the boys on the bus I was going to zip to Kickboxing, hit Walmart for a new iron, get home in time to get Tom lunch, work on the drapes I’m sewing while the kids were napping, prep for Awana, do homework with Liam, serve an early dinne...

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Reality and Feelings

This past Sunday I had one of the worst mornings I could have ever had. It just kept getting worse and worse all the way to church. Finally once I got to church I really prayed about it, and felt God there for me and then I realized... The thing that happened was so tiny and the amount of pain I was feeling was for me to give to God. I then realized that I have a really g...

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Distraction

I don’t know if any of you have ever been drawn to a book to the point where you feel trapped in its words, its story, or its characters, but I know I have. If you know me, I always have a book with me, and it’s been that way for a long time. But whenever I come across one of those books that pull me in right away, I always become lost to the world around me. ...

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My Life Then & Now

My name is Nick Ford, I am 15 years old and I live in Rutland MA. For those who don’t really know me I will give you a brief description of my life. I was born in Bryansk Russia and I was brought to an orphanage at a very young age. I was there until I was adopted by my parents who I live with today at 11 months. Throughout my life in the US and a member of the Ford ...

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Christianity as Truth

Going back to my first blog post about how it is interesting that Christianity is one of the most persecuted religions in the world (just as the Bible predicted); here is a rather interesting argument/talking point somewhat related. One of the biggest complaints about Christianity, and to be fair, all religions in general, is their failure to "modernize." People complain ...

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Family First! - Not a Biblical Viewpoint - by Dr. Ben Witherington

I like families as much as the next person, indeed, I love my own birth and marriage families a lot. I’ve been married for over 35 years, and I see that as a good thing. And in a world where there are a lot of dysfunctional families, broken families single parent families, extended families, it is understandable that there might be a colossal over-reaction to this ...

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