Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 24

The Great Compassion

Matthew 25:34-36 

Jan 17

Dare to be Great

Pastor Howard White’s January (2016) sermon series is title Dare to be Great. The Dare to be Great Challenge is: A Great Commitment to the Great Commandments and the Great Commission done with Great Compassion will grow a Great Church (and a great Christian). The 5 sermons in the series are Dare to Follow Matt …

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Jan 16

5 Solas (Solae)

[Disclaimer: I am not a theologian. This is just my take.] The 5 Solae of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) beliefs are based. (While Luther and Calvin taught, wrote, and preached on these, I believe that, as a listing of five, the Five Solae were not articulated until the 20th …

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Jan 12

Three take-aways

Three take-aways from our car ride across Kansas (to get to Colorado for our men’s ski trip) Thanks especially to Jim McClarey Grace is number one. Offer grace to everyone. Provide the reasons why.  There are many do’s and don’t’s in the Bible, but it is important to understand the (logical) reason why those guidelines …

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Jan 09

TED Talk: Atheism 2.0

This is a fun TED talk. He is describing what can be learned from religion’s methods, even if you do not believe anything about religion (even if you don’t believe in God). He describes the tools and strategies of religion that ‘we’/culture can, and should, adopt. http://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_atheism_2_0#t-926345 (I am certainly not an atheist.) I think …

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Jan 07

John Wooden (and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

John Wooden was a great man and a great coach. He won, as men’s basketball coach at UCLA, 10 national titles in 12 years. Yet, developing young men was more of his focus. This blog post points to some things we can learn from ‘The Wizard of Westwood’ and some pictures. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success …

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Jan 06

History repeats itself

We regularly hear and see on the news of terrorists killing people.  Just today I saw a story http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/police_in_oslo_norway_proclaim_oslo_is_lost.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter About how a violent and outside element has ‘taken’ over a neighborhood. There have been many examples of ‘terrorism’ in various forms throughout the history of humankind.  In each case, the rest of humankind needed to …

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Jan 02

1 Chronicles 29 

The following go together, and you can’t have one without the other:1. Rejoicing in God (being thankful, but much more) 2. Willing, sacrificial, and joyful giving. 1 Chr 29:9 3. Glorifying God. The People and David showed this in 1 Chronicles 29. From Crawford Loritts’ March 1, 2015 message at  http://www.moodyradio.org/Living-a-Legacy/2015/03-01-2015—A-Willing-Sacrifice,-Part-1/  (2 Chorinthians 9:7 Each …

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