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Can Christians Suffer from Depression?

Can a Christian Struggle with Depression? It is funny how certain events, which were very mundane and unmemorable at the time you experienced them, stand out in your mind as significant memories. For example, I remember a time when I was a child that my mother and I returned from a late night run to …Read the full blog…

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Act Six, Part Two: The Vocation Forever Realized

Act Six, Part Two: The Vocation Forever Realized Our study this week is going to bring us full circle in the Biblical story. Over the course of five different Acts, we have watched the story of the Bible unfold for us. That story has been filled with drama, beauty, adventure, and even danger–grave danger–but as …Read the full blog…

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Act Six, Part One: The Vocation Forever Lost

Act Six, Part One: The Vocation Forever Lost We are quickly coming near the end of our study of the Bible as if it were a Six-Act play. We have followed the story of God and the human vocation throughout all of the Old Testament, and now much of the New Testament. We have seen …Read the full blog…

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Act Five: The Church — The Vocation Shared

Act Five: The Church — The Vocation Shared  As we continue on with our examination of the Bible in the form of a six Act play, this week we now come to the fifth Act of our story. This act is very important to us, not just because of the role it plays in the overall story, …Read the full blog…

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Act Four, Part Two: Jesus – The Fulfillment of the Human Vocation

Act Four, Part 2: Jesus – The Fulfillment of the Human Vocation  Several weeks ago, as we were looking at the end of Israel’s story in the Old Testament, we noted how the Old Testament drew to a close with the expectation that Israel would have to be delivered from the consequences of her sin …Read the full blog…

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Act Four, Part One: Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer and Die?

Act Four, Part One: Why Did Jesus Have to Die?  In our last study together, we began to see how a dark theme emerged late in the Old Testament period. Since Israel had not lived up to the calling she had been given to be a kingdom of priests, God has once again banished her …Read the full blog…

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Act Three, Part Three: Israel Will Be Delivered Through Suffering

Act Three, Part Three: Israel Will Be Delivered Through Suffering For the last several weeks, we have been looking at how the story of Israel fits into the greater story of the Bible. Israel’s story represents the third Act, or third major section of our Biblical story, and represents the beginning of God’s answer to …Read the full blog…

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Act 3, Part 2: Israel Becomes Part of the Problem

Act Three, Part Two: Israel Becomes Part of the Problem In our last study we left Israel at the base of Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19) as they heard from God about the divine vocation that was being given to them. That vocation was to be “a kingdom of priests,” which was a kind of reassignment …Read the full blog…

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Act Three, Part 1: Israel – The Vocation Reassigned

Act Three, Part One: Israel – The Vocation Reassigned As we continue our study of the Bible as a six-Act play, we now come to the third Act of our story. So far, in the first two Acts, two important things have been established. First, God created a good world and made human beings to …Read the full blog…

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Interlude: Evolution and the Story of God

Interlude: Evolution and the Story of God  As we enter into our third study in this series we are going to take a brief interlude from our story of the Bible. So far, in the first two Acts of the story, we have seen how God created a good world that has been corrupted by …Read the full blog…

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