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Sep 2009

I don’t know how many of you have had the privilege of meeting Kirk Tower yet, but I hope you have the chance to meet him very soon.  For about 3 years now, Kirk has devoted his life to meeting the spiritual and material needs of the homeless here in Richmond. As Christians, Jesus calls…

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Aug 2009

This week in Ray’s sermon on generosity he talked about giving money regularly, sacrificially, and cheerfully.  When Chris and I think about where we like to invest our money to see the gospel be the seed of change for our city, one of our favorite non-profits is the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.  We are…

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Aug 2009

I am not adopted and I have never dreamed of adopting.  But I picked up a book recently so that I would understand my friends who are adoptive parents better…and have found that instead I understand myself better. Adopted for Life, a new book by Russell Moore, has challenged me to ponder the biblical doctrine…

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Aug 2009

When and how will Jesus return?

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Aug 2009

If you have been in church much on a Sunday morning, you have probably heard this phrase come out of Robert’s mouth: “for God’s glory and my joy.”  These two ideas-combined-represent the heart of the gospel. Jesus did not die to win for himself a gloomy people, forced by their lack of options to live…

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Aug 2009

A couple of the kids went on a monthly visit with the residents at the Parkwood, a group home in the Carytown area.  It’s amazing to see how thoughtful and selfless the kids can be when they are serving others.  It’s also a lot of fun for the adults who get to tag along to…

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Aug 2009

My baseline sin is probably a self-righteous justification of myself.  At least, that is what I tend toward.  But I have been thinking of an opposite but equally dangerous sin: unrighteous self-condemnation of ourselves. Romans 7 and 8 speak to this dynamic: “In my inner being I delight in God’s law, but I see another…

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Aug 2009

Why Does the Church Exist?

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Aug 2009

In one sense, Jesus has only given us two things with which to concern ourselves:  The Great Commandments and the Great Commission. The Great Commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a…

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Aug 2009

What Makes a Church a Church?

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