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Did Jesus Say, "What Would Jesus Do?"

I was a teenager during the height of the “What Would Jesus Do?” movement. I and my peers at church had “WWJD” bracelets and saw this saying all over T-shirts, stickers, and the like; while you still see it in places today, it is not as prominent as it was that at time As...

Jesus Said What?

This week we have a guest post by John Bivona, one of the elders at the Dyer campus. This post was inspired in part by the “Did Jesus Say?” series, looking at a challenging saying of Jesus to understand it more in hopes of us living as his disicples in this world. Pastor...

Did Moses Say?

Matthew 5:21-48 is part of the Sermon on the Mount and is known as the “Antitheses”, as Jesus goes through a number of sayings that come from the Old Testament Law given by God through Moses. Jesus does not contradict what was given in the Old Testament Law as he had earlier said...

Discovering (and Doing) what God Really Said

In Faith Church’s current sermon series, “Did Jesus Say...?”, we are looking at some well-known phrases to see whether or not they were actually said by Jesus. In light of this, I started thinking that we often attribute sayings or ideas that we like to influential and...

Missing Verse - Matthew 18:11

This weekend at Faith Church we looked at Matthew 18:10-18. Something interesting you may note when reading this passage is that most English translations (such as the NIV and the ESV that we preach from) omit verse 11 -- going from verse 10 to verse 12, with the words from verse 11 found in a...

Giving Up Your Preferences for the Sake of Community

Early in my ministry, I worked with a leader as he was planning a worship service. He made an interesting comment about a song he was going to use in the service, saying that he personally did not like the song, but chose it because the people in the church seem to love it. I was surprised to...

Thoughts on the Book of Judges

wIn Faith Church’s 4 Year Bible Reading plan, we just finished reading through the Old Testament Book of Judges. If you read through this book in the past few weeks - or have read through it before - you know that it can be a challenging book, full of bizarre (and often violent) stories...

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