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“Hey y’all, watch this!”

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The immortal words, “Hey y’all, watch this!” have been uttered many times down through the centuries. And in many of those times, something really bad happened soon after! Many of us have momentary brain lapses and make poor choices. The consequences can be brutal.  Pride is a deadly enemy. The phrase “pride goes before a fall” actually comes from Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” And there seems to be no shortage of examples to prove God’s point! That brings us to this week’s message in our series “Fallen Fathers, Gracious God.” While Joseph never said “Hey y’all, watch this,” he […]

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Typhoons, tyrants, and trust

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Tomorrow hurricane Florence is supposed to hit the east coast. It looks like it’s going to be a big one. Several others have recently hit Hawaii and parts of Asia. Political typhoons are also wrecking havoc on the body of Christ and in societies around the world. Our brothers and sisters in Mainland China are facing new yet familiar challenges to living out their faith. Believers in other countries face even worse, as powerful people abuse their power in order to maintain the illusion of control. So much is outside of our control. Many like to think that we humans […]