Tag Archives: Love

A People of Love

One of the first people I shared our theological vision with is not a member of First. In fact, he’s not even a Christian. One night we were hanging out, talking about work, and he asked me what I’d been … Continue reading

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Piety and Justice

This section of Isaiah has already led us to consider God’s blessing of peace—shalom, well-being, everything as it ought to be. And yet it opens with a command to “maintain justice” (56.1). How do those two ideas relate—the promise of … Continue reading

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Your God Reigns!

Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, a battle took place in a Greek port town that we still remember to this day, if not for the battle itself, at least for the location. For this was the Battle … Continue reading

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Redeeming Love

You’ve often heard it said the goal of every faithful pastor is simply to preach the Word. And that is quite true: communicating God’s Word clearly to God’s people is their aim. But preachers often have a variety of subgoals … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (9/19/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 40.12–31 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,     or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,     or weighed … Continue reading

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