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Sunday Night Reflections

Tonight’s sermon was in combination with this mornings lesson (You can read my reflections here concerning that).   Tonight’s title was What if hell is real?  The whole point was to see how would we live differently if we truly believed in hell (By the way I believe both heaven and hell are real).  The sermon was a study through how Jesus teaching on hell in the gospel of Matthew deters the disciples (and us) from certain actions.  I dealt specifically with these points, under the main idea What If hell is real?

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Sunday Afternoon Reflections

My message this morning, asked the question: What if heaven is real?  My point was to show that the reality of heaven should change the way we live on earth today.  (And yes I believe heaven is real).  I painted in broad strokes the themes of John 14-17 to show what Jesus taught the apostles after telling them of heaven (John 14:1-6).  Specifically I focused on three areas:

1. Would you love your fellow Christians more? Christian love should cost us something, we should be willing to lie down our lives for one another (this also means we should be willing to give of our time and energy).  Second Christian love is tangible.  We do not just love in thought, but in DEED!

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Why We Gather

1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

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Do Atheist know more about Religion than Christians?

The results of the recent Pew research survey (2010) came with the following headline in many newspapers and online sources:

Atheists Know More About Religion Than Christians.

I thought I would provide a little context on understanding these findings.

First, the results are not as bad as they first appear.  The survey was about more than just what a Christian knows about the Scriptures or the Christian faith.  Rather is was about what Christians (as well as others) know about other faiths, cultures, and history.  To a degree I would expect an atheist, thoroughly entrenched in pluralism, to know more about other faiths than Christians would.

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Saturday Links

September was our first full month with the website up and I’m humbled with how many people are reading.  I think everyone for sharing the site with friends and ask you to keep on sharing.   Over the last month we have been read in 39 different countries, by both Christians and non-Christians.  Over 200 comments have been made on the variety of subjects.  Below are some of the top posts.

Surprisingly the about page gets a lot of hits.  You can read it here.

The moral argument has been a hot topic, as it has received the most comments.  You can read it here.

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