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Forever

By Friday, December 29, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 9

“Forever” Advent Poem, Christmas 2017 Steve Bateman Based on 2 Corinthians 5 and Revelation 21–22   “And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” –Revelation 22:5   “Forever,” says His holy Word. Forever it shall be! There are some things that will ...

An Honorable Man

By Wednesday, April 19, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 4

I had a privileged childhood, growing up in the company of four uncles, on both sides of my family, who did things like surviving the Great Depression, serving their country in World War 2, laboring to bring crops to market, working on their own cars, cleaning their own fish, keeping their wedding vows, publicly worshipping ...

Apologia

By Sunday, December 25, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 11

Each year at Christmas, I write an Advent Poem for my church family based on the sermon series we are in at the time. Its not an original idea and a lot of pastors do it, but it has become a tradition a few look forward to. This year, we are halfway through Ephesians as ...

My Pledge To President-Elect Donald Trump

By Tuesday, November 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 15

  Here in December of 2016, we now know what God knew before the creation of the world. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. Even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Mr. Trump garnered the necessary electoral votes to become the chief executive of the government of our divided nation. ...

So, Should We Even Vote?

By Wednesday, October 26, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 23

In a provocative opinion piece for the Washington Post, Collin Hansen asserts that this election “is the last spastic breath from the Religious Right before its overdue death.” I know Collin to be someone who knows, loves, obeys, and exalts Jesus Christ. He is thoughtful, well-read, and uncommonly aware of what is happening in the wider ...

Praying For Our Confused Country

CNN and Fox News make their fortunes by showing us video of people breaking the Ten Commandments. Nothing sells advertising spots like moral rebellion and there is no shortage of breaking news. Suppose we told the media that they could only do news stories about people obeying God’s moral law. What would happen to the ...

I am glad I live in a nation where…

I am glad I live in a nation where people are free to commit blasphemy. Don’t misunderstand. I am not glad that people commit blasphemy. I hate blasphemy. Blasphemy is the sin of lying about God. It is to say something about God that is not true; to misrepresent, misquote, and malign God. Blasphemy injures ...

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