Category Archives: Table of the Lord

Many in the Church do not know Jesus

Maybe you think you “accepted Jesus into your heart,” but you do not truly know Jesus. Continue reading

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When people leave a Church

There is nothing unusual about people leaving churches. Larger Churches might not feel the effects of losing people as much as smaller ones — but all Churches face the issue. Continue reading

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The God Who Suffers With us and For us

Audio link: download Before considering 17 examples of the suffering of Jesus Christ, reflect on these Scriptures: “…it was necessary for him (Jesus) to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful … Continue reading

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Represented in the highest court

We are called to set our affections on the realities of heaven because it is the place “where Christ sits at God’s right hand” (Colossians 3:1). “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only … Continue reading

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Do you really understand communion?

  What is the meaning of the time we call communion? The answer I explain from Scripture might challenge some of your assumptions and change your perspective on the time of remembrance. The broader application should also radically affect every … Continue reading

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Communion misunderstood

When I was a young boy, two things stood out to me when our Church gathered around the communion table. First, I knew it would be a long service because the pastor had no intentions of cutting into his sermon … Continue reading

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