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It's a Wonderful Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-3)
February 24th, 2021
The man behind the book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most intriguing in all of Scripture. He is a case study in one whose heart lost its heat for God throughout a lifetime. His life prompts me to ask...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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The Before, During, and After of Listening Well to a Sermon
February 24th, 2021
If you listen to 40 years worth of sermons, you will have heard some 1600 Bible messages. I am assuming you will be attending an average of 40 Sunday mornings a year, and not 52, as few have perfect a...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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The Burden of Pines and Pastors
February 24th, 2021
The snow and ice are falling on a row of heavy-laden pines that border my property and a busy road next to my home. The beauty is portrait quality in HD, and I cannot look away. My mind wanders to dis...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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It’s a Meaning Meaningful Life (Part 1)
February 24th, 2021
Ecclesiastes: A Meaningful Book about Meaninglessness In his autobiographical book, A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, writes his story of he and his brother growing up as sons of a Methodist cl...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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Triage and Cooperation in the Local Church (Part II)
February 24th, 2021
Triage is a necessity in the medical world; it is a matter of life and death. In the world of theology, it can also mean spiritual or physical life and death too. In the last post on this topic, we co...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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The Good Life: The Love of God and the Security of the Believer (Rom. 8:31-39)
February 24th, 2021
One of the stories that always captured me from the Bible is when Jesus and Peter walk on water together. It was a moment in time that both would never forget. As a child, I was spellbound when Jesus ...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
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Triage and Cooperation in the Local Church (Part I)
February 24th, 2021
In 1627, German Lutheran Theologian, Rupertus Meldenius, penned a tract on Christian Unity.  In it, he writes, "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity."[1] These words...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
The Good Life and the Good Work of God: Part I
February 24th, 2021
Romans 8:28-30 (Part I) The word of God is full of paradoxes. Merriam Webster defines a paradox as "a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explaine...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
2021: A Year of Resilience
February 24th, 2021
The coming year will be a true test for our community of faith. As one of your pastors, I am convinced the word of the year must be "resilience". In his book, The Resilient Pastor: Ten Principles for ...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey
The Good Life and the Good Work of God (Part II)
February 24th, 2021
In part 1 of this blog post, we examined why believers need assurance that all things will work together for good. Upon salvation through Christ, God removes condemnation, and we receive righteousness...  Read More
by Hannah Coffey