In Your Face…With Courage

Have you faced a challenge lately? Maybe at home or at work? Perhaps you struggle with something? Listen to what God tells us about being courageous when we face challenges. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7. God...

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The Power Of Our Speech

“We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.” James 3:2-3. Just as the horses need directions from humans, we need directions from God. Our words and tone of voice have mighty power. The power to...

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Revelation Class 1 Part 2 – Baggage and Background

This is the class lecture from the first night of our Revelation class. Enjoy! Also, if you hear any edited spots in the audio, it is because we cut out the questions/comments made from the class. This was of course not ideal, we would prefer to keep them in. However, it is not ideal to pass the microphone around during class either, so unfortunately those parts could...

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Revelation – Class 1 Part 1 – Baggage and Background

This is the class lecture from the first night of our Revelation class. Enjoy! Also, if you hear any edited spots in the audio, it is because we cut out the questions/comments made from the class. This was of course not ideal, we would prefer to keep them in. However, it is not ideal to pass the microphone around during class either, so unfortunately those parts could...

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Racial Perspective

With the events of our nation, the church needs to speak on the issue of racism and the polarities that exist in our American landscape.   http://hillsborocongregational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Race-and-our-Times.mp3   Download  —   Race and our...

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Easter Musings…Dead Man Walking

Last year, I was teaching a class of teenagers about the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. I was regularly using the language of “bodily resurrection” to refer to the event we now remember as Easter morning. Eventually, a student raised her hand and said, “What do you mean by the word ‘bodily’?” At first, I was a little surprised to hear this question. On second...

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