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Looking Back on 2011, Looking Ahead to 2012

As we approach the end of our second calendar year together, I rejoice that I can wholeheartedly agree with this commendation from the Apostle Paul: "We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." -1 T...

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What If Jesus Had Not Come?

A few years ago Pastor Sam Crabtree wrote a letter to Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis in which he asked this question, What would be different if Jesus had never been born? As I list some of the reasons he wrote in his letter, and tweak them and add a few of my own, consider the treasure that is contained in Bethlehem's manger....

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Welcome Others as Christ Has Welcomed You

Our Christmas Concert this weekend, Hope of the World, exalts Jesus as the Son whom God sent into the world "not to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him" (John 3:17). As we celebrate the coming of our Savior into our broken world, let us rejoice that he welcomes people like Rahab into his family-for we are all a lot more like Raha...

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