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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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Act Two: Sin and Alienation – The Vocation Jeopardized

Act Two: Sin and Alienation – The Vocation Jeopardized This week we begin our second act of the Biblical story which I am calling, “Sin and Alienation.” This Act revolves around the story of the Bible’s first two people — Adam and Eve. The Bible is pretty short on details of what life was like …Read the full blog…

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Act 1: Creation- The Vocation Given

This Sunday we will begin a new series of lessons on the Story of the Bible as a six act play.  As promised, I will have a handout at the back of the auditorium which will have an article on the particular “Act” we are studying.  When all have been put together at the end …Read the full blog…

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Waiting Upon the Lord

This past Sunday I called upon the congregation to join me in prayer. There were three specific ways I asked us to pray. One was to join me on Wednesday nights at 6:30 in the conference room. Another was to come forward at the end of the service as we prayed corporately. But the third …Read the full blog…

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I Hope You Plan on Being Here!

I very much hope that you plan on being here this Sunday for Tim Woodroof’s seminar called A Church that Flies. Like many of you, I have been reading the book in preparation for the event, and I am excited about the information he is going to be bringing to us. I hope it spurs …Read the full blog…

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A Future in Continuity with the Present

A Future in Continuity with the Present Curtis Baker Do you ever wonder what heaven is going to be like? The concept may be so mind boggling to you that you don’t stop to think of it much; and yet scripture encourages us to have vivid imaginations about our future. The prophets of the Old …Read the full blog…

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