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The Crown

I wore this crown at a meeting, but it was intended to make a point.  The picture was taken by someone at the table, and I’m unsure if it was for the sake of keeping a record or perhaps building … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep It Complicated

  Based on my own experience, here are 10 ways to make sure we’re keeping life as complicated and frustrating as we can: When it comes to decisions, especially big ones like who to marry or everyday decisions like how … Continue reading

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The Full Extent of His Love

Jesus does innumerable different things to show his love for us.  If you had to narrow it down, what would you say is the best display of the full extent of his love?  In other words, what one event in the … Continue reading

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Lent: Some Notes on Fasting

I preached a sermon (tried to, at least) on Fasting yesterday at pfmchurch.  Using Scot McKnight’s excellent book Fasting as a guide, I pointed out four kinds of fasting: Water Fast: That’s where you drink water but eat no food. Juice Fast: That’s … Continue reading

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We’re Not Alone In This (Psalm 99:6-7)

Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the … Continue reading

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Formed Through Worship, Post 1: Daily Worship & Our Perspective

Spiritual Formation — practices and habits that help us become more like Jesus — is what we’re talking about at Portage Free Methodist right now.  We stated yesterday with the spiritual discipline of Worship. M. Robert Mulholland defines Spiritual Formation as a process … Continue reading

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