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Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This?

Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This?

Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This? What, if any, has been your experience of Christianity? Boring? Untrue? Irrelevant? At the heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus Christ. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35) JESUS SAID, “I AM THE WAY.” The first-order questions

Joseph’s Prayer

Joseph… did what the Lord’s angel had told him to do. — Matthew 1:24 The white space between Bible verses is fertile soil for questions. One can hardly read Scripture without whispering, “I wonder…” “I wonder if Eve ever ate any more fruit.” “I wonder if Noah slept well during storms.” “I wonder if Jonah liked fish or if Jeremiah

Christmas

God With Us

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 I never come to Christmas without thinking of the thousands of people who are lonely and troubled at this time of year. I have had psychiatrists tell me their schedules are overloaded with people who find the

3 Christmas Bible Studies for Advent

Is your small group or Sunday school class looking for a Christmas Bible Study? The Advent season is a time to get ready and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Doing a Christmas Bible Study is a chance to build up in anticipation of the grand event, and to dive

What About Life-After-Death and Near-Death Experiences?

Life-after-death and near-death experiences fascinate me. Shucks, they fascinate millions of people, if anything can be gleaned from the sales of books and movies on the topic. We so want them to be true. Maybe they are; maybe they aren’t. On one end of the spectrum, people cling to these stories to give them the

Why I Think Jesus Hates Religion and You Should, Too

It was that time of the year when you could feel a mixture of intense emotions in the air — the joy of the semester almost being done, along with the pressure of having to pass through final exams first. People were stressed. The campus was fairly quiet as students were trying to make up for all the studying they

Spiritual Hunger and God’s Word

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me… Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path… I have put my hope in Your word. ~ David, Psalm 119:97-98, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:114 “Man shall not live on bread alone,

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