Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

A Word about Expectations

A report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal predicted that the rise of artificial intelligence will likely disturb job markets quite extensively in the very near future. And it’s not just blue collar work, like factory jobs or drivers, that will … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (3/3/17)

We’re looking forward to a great weekend at First Baptist. And it all starts tonight. Tonight at 6pm: Prayer Meeting and Dinner Join us for a time of prayer for our flock beginning at 6pm in Gano. Please come when … Continue reading

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A Word about Wealth

What does the good life look like to you? The image that comes to my mind is a sunny day at a sandy beach with the crystal-clear ocean beckoning me to wade in. For you the good life looks like … Continue reading

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A Word about Prayer

This parable tells a story of need. That’s fitting, since the disciples have just asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” They sensed their need—not just for inadequacies generally, but even for the inadequacies of their praying—and Jesus met them where … Continue reading

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A Word about Compassion

There is a way to read this passage that will send you to hell—not just the place of eternal punishment that our confession of faith speaks of, but a life of hell here on earth. This misreading of today’s text … Continue reading

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