• Is “How People Change” in Sunday School really a “Bible study?”

    by Tom Hicks on August 29, 2013

    How People Change

    Interestingly enough, Bible teaches us that there are many different ways to study the Bible. If we focus on just one of the ways we’re supposed to study the Bible, then our knowledge of the Bible, of Christ, and of ourselves will be greatly impoverished. Let me list (more…)

  • Why Study "How People Change" in Sunday School?

    by Tom Hicks on August 5, 2013

    How People Change
    Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
    September 8 – December 8

    I don’t normally favor having video series and workbook studies in Sunday school. But Tim Lane and Paul Tripp’s study, How People Change, is an important exception. The pastors body has asked us to have this fourteen week study in (more…)

  • What Are You Reading?

    by Reid Ward on January 23, 2013

    I do not read nearly as much as I would like. Part of that is the result of the mound of important tasks that I have to accomplish on a week to week basis, and part of that is the result of other chosen distractions. However, I am almost always (more…)

  • Back to the Question of Situational ethics

    by Shawn Merithew on January 18, 2013

    This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to consider the story of the Hebrew midwives in Exodus, chapter one.  They were commanded by Pharaoh to kill the boy infants born to the Hebrew women.  Because they feared God, they refused to obey Pharaoh’s command.  When called to account for their failure to heed his command, they lied and said that the Hebrew women were vigorous and gave birth before they arrived.

    We find a similar story in Joshua, chapter two.  Joshua sent spies into the land to discern the strength of Jericho.  The two spies were hidden by Rahab the harlot on the roof of her house.  When the authorities came to her seeking to arrest the spies, she lied to them; she sent them out on a false report and continued (more…)

  • Law and Grace in "Les Miserables"

    by Shawn Merithew on January 10, 2013

    Lisa and I recently had the opportunity to view the latest movie release of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.”  I am always very cautious of commending any product of Hollywood, but I found the layered story of human suffering and the juxtaposition of law and grace very moving (more…)

  • Great Questions for the New Year

    by Shawn Merithew on January 2, 2013

    So how are you doing on your New Years Resolutions?  By the time you receive this, you will have already had 3 or 4 days to work on them.  Are you still watching what you eat?  Are you still exercising?  Are you still keeping up with your Bible reading and study?  Are you still (more…)

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