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This Mystical Thing Called Marriage

Marriage is not what I expected. It’s better, richer, deeper, fuller. Marriage is common grace. Grace given to believers and unbelievers alike. Grace that allows each marriage–each union of man and wife–to portray Christ’s relationship to His Church. What wonder! Marriage is reconciliation. Though bride and groom are permanently joined at the altar, the ministry… Read More This Mystical Thing Called Marriage

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Our church’s Christmas cantata this morning was entitled “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Stephen had the privilege of writing the narration, which was read by a couple in our church. The narration went line by line through the familiar carol explaining the doctrine within its text. From there, Stephen wove in scripture verses that were… Read More Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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The Wall

The Wall is many granite sections, solid, cool, and black, A visitor may pause to touch a name. It just seems that in the dark reflections hands are reaching back, As if to greet and touch and hold the hands of those who came. And every name’s a father or a husband or a son,… Read More The Wall

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Independence Day

A family in our church usually puts together a big Fourth of July picnic complete with a swimming pool, football on the front lawn, a sing-along, and fireworks. This year they added something new. The BBQ was entitled “Plate of Grace.” The family provided all the food for everyone as their “plate of grace” to… Read More Independence Day