Category Archives: Oratio

Epistle for Aug. 19, 2018

Ephesians 5:6-20 NLT 6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. 7 Don’t participate in the things these people do. 8 For once you were full of … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for growth?

Where and how do we look to grow? On the mountain or in the valley? Peterson continues his assessment of the church: We cannot overemphasize bringing men and women to new birth in Christ. Evangelism is essential, critically essential. But … Continue reading

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Table Talk—demons and stuff

What a great Bible discussion tonight! We had a question about demons and their interference with prayer. We looked at the primary passage about that: Ephesians 6:10-20. 6:10-17 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put … Continue reading

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Prayer for those returning to school

Heavenly Father, as the children and young adults return to school today, we pray for their protection and guidance. Use this time and new school year to open their eyes to the wonderful world You created. Grant that they not … Continue reading

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Scriptures for tomorrow: What kind of God do we believe in?

Genesis 9:8–17 The flood ended, the year long journey was done. Imagine the uncertainty for Noah and his family, they had witnessed the destruction of all humans (except the eight in the ark) and animals, etc. on the face of … Continue reading

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Weak and Loved — special offer

This is the title of a book by Emily Cook. This summary from the back cover of the book encapsulates it well: “This story is not an attempt to answer complicated questions of human suffering.  Rather, it is a demonstration of … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Your Lord?

Well, we had nine people, that’s four more than I expected! We sang hymns, read Scripture (patterned after the Vespers service), and I preached for 2½ hours! (well, not really, I just wanted to see if you were reading). It … Continue reading

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The Silent Saturday?

The excitement of Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the intimacy of the Maundy Thursday meal, the uncertainty of the coming betrayal, and the agony of Good Friday leave us in need of a break… not from God, nor from … Continue reading

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