‘of’

Even before he took his first breath on this earth as a complete human being, Jesus was entitled to a title.  “Jesus of Nazareth.”  It is evident in reading scripture: ‘Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’

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Abortion: Explicit v. Exception

Is the bible Explicity about Abortion? (Is it stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt?) Does the bible have Exceptions for Abortion? (Is it excluded from a certain situation?) The answer to both questions is “No.” You might be too quick to assume, so bare with me. There’s a clear-cut reason that God doesn’t expressly

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Finding Jesus In The Boat Captcha

Are you looking for Jesus? Whom do you seek?  Are you just looking for safety? Taken from:Matt 14:22-36, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:16-24 1 Jesus intended to pass them by. One of the key takeaways from this passage is Jesus’s intent to pass the disciples by (Mark 6:48). If you are in the middle of a loss, struggling, confused, hurt, feeling

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Where is the Value in Virginity?

We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity.Why is ‘losing your virginity’ using the word ‘losing’ and not ‘gaining’ or ‘giving’ something. The Bible isn’t silent on the subject of sexual relations, but it’s often disregarded and avoided in Church. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that is all about receiving something,

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Mothers Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day for many will be hard. We find ourselves focusing on the memories. Rather than spending Mother’s Day mourning our lost mothers, let’s focus on the beautiful, pure, and good things they left behind. We can make Mother’s Day once again a happy occasion if we think about what we have instead of what we’ve lost. I’d encourage anyone

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I got a lot to do.

Even on the days when you have a lot to do, remember what Jesus has done. While that is cheesy, it is true. When you’re in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, don’t forget that Jesus never asked you to be busy. Instead, he asked you to love others big and not to constantly work to make

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No One Believes In Truth Anymore

I got into my truck on Sunday morning to drive to church. News headlines came through my speakers as I turned the engine over. I pulled out of my lane wondering what is going on. After a minute or two down the road I came to the conclusion: I don’t think people believe in truth anymore. Even if the truth

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Pig Barn #2 “2400 Head Modern Pig Barn”

After a few batches of pigs in our barn, we decided to pursue a second barn. Identical to our first, just next door. Everything basically would be the same only flipped. To do this we had to get a permit from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The long drawn out process caused more than a few headaches. In the end though,

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5 Day Fast & 5 AM Prayer

At the beginning of March 2016, I started fasting with five other men from church. We met each morning at 5 AM for discipleship and prayer. 5 AM gave each of us time to start our day before work or other responsibilities got in the way. We planned the rules of our fast on Monday morning. Rules No Solid Food. That’s

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Growing Family

My family is growing! We have a baby boy coming around July 19th. Things are going to increase in fun, crazy, and in number!! Today I am reminded of how joyful it is to be a parent. Tris and I took our kids to find out what we were happening. Lora sat on my lap, Luke and Harrison were given

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