Heart Prep for Sunday

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Begin with a short prayer yielding your heart to God, the King of all.


Matthew 27:29

and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.

Revelation 4:10

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10 Facts About Me

10 Facts About Me

I thought I would have a little fun today and tell you 10 facts about me. Enjoy!

  1. I have always lived in Missouri.
  2. I love to read!
  3. Apple pie is my favorite.
  4. One brother, one sister, both older.
  5. My first car was a 1983 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (I owned it in 2001, and it was not a classic then either).
  6. For a year, I followed the Jewish dietary code and celebrated the feasts.
  7. I was a cheerleader for 8 years!
  8. Coke over Pepsi, but I will drink either.
  9. I was named after Christopher Columbus (at least that’s what my dad says).
  10. I really enjoy building and tinkering with stuff.


The Name of God

The Name of God

The name of God is THE MOST IMPORTANT NAME in the universe. Using it in the wrong way even made the “Big Ten!” Exodus 20:7 says, “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” With a warning like that, we should know a little bit about His name and what it means to misuse it. Continue reading “The Name of God”

“…born of water and the Spirit.”

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Not too long ago, I had a student who continued to stay in touch with me, even after he left for college. Most of our communication was regarding questions that he and his friends would debate regarding the scriptures and theology. He had gone to a college that was affiliated with a denomination that was slightly different than the one he grew up with. One day he asked me about the phrase from John 3:5, “born of the water and the spirit.” The question was with regard to whether or not this phrase made baptism a critical part of salvation. Below is my response to him. I used the sources listed (at the bottom) to put together this information.

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4 Lessons from the Life of Judas


This is a guest post by my friend Darin. The post “4 Lessons from the Life of Judas” appeared first on darincsmith.com.

This week at our church, we are concluding our study in a study over the 12 apostles as we progress through the Gospel of Mark. Here are four quick takeaways from a study this week over the life of Judas. These aren’t in the sermon – but ones that came out of study. Continue reading “4 Lessons from the Life of Judas”

That’s NOT in the Bible: 10 Unbiblical Statements Christians​ Believe (Part 2)

That's NOT in the Bible 2

While the Bible continues to be one of the most distributed books in the world, there are still many unbiblical things that even Christians believe, that are not contained in its pages. You can check out part 1 here, where I deal with #1-5. This post is a continuation of that one. Enjoy!

6. We all worship the same God.

While it is nice to think that everyone, everywhere, is worshipping the same God, it simply is not true. I spoke with a few “missionaries” a couple of years ago who told me that every religion in the world had Continue reading “That’s NOT in the Bible: 10 Unbiblical Statements Christians​ Believe (Part 2)”