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The Organization of the Book of Psalms

This week we started reading in the Psalms as part of our 4-Year Bible Reading Plan at Faith Church. Psalms is the longest book of the Bible with 150 chapters; if you read 6 chapters a week, it would take you 25 weeks (that’s half a year) to get through it...and that’s if you read...

Insights from the Book of Job

The people of Faith Church have been journeying through the Old Testament Book of Job over the past few weeks as part of our 4-Year Bible Reading Plan. The Book of Job is relevant and interesting because it addresses a topic that we all need to consider -- suffering, and in particular, suffering...

Not a Tax or a Tip but an Act of Trust

Christian churches typically have an offering as part of their worship services, with the Reformed tradition including this as a key part of the liturgy as a way to respond to God’s grace in our lives. In many ways, this offering (and the Christian discipline of giving tithes and...

Contending For the Faith

After journeying through the Apostles’ Creed and thinking what to post about next, my mind turned toward the New Testament Book of Jude. Jude is easy to overlook because it has only one chapter and may take up only a page or two in your Bible. The reason I thought about this book is that...

Amen (Apostles' Creed)

We have reached the end of our series going through the Apostles’ Creed (if you have suggestions or ideas for future posts or series, please let me know at ). When the church recites the Apostles’ Creed, it usually ends with “Amen.” This is common for Christians as we...

Life Everlasting (Apostles' Creed)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” is the famous verse in John 3 (verse 16) that gives Christians hope for eternal life.  The Apostles’ Creed renders this phrase as “life...

The Resurrection of the Body (Apostles' Creed)

Our beliefs ultimately lead to our values and our hopes. Therefore, the Apostles’ Creed guides us -- not just in what we should know, but also in how we should feel and what we hope for. Therefore, the Creed discusses the resurrection of the body not just as something to believe in but as...

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