Thoughts inspired by Clover

The other day I was outside doing yard work. In my yard are patches of clover. As is so easy to do, my thoughts turned to faith. I was reminded of Proverbs 16:24, as translated in The Message. Gracious speech is like clover honey— good taste to the soul, quick

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ATHANASIAN CREED BACKGROUND

No one is really sure who wrote the Athanasian Creed. There is also debate as to when and where it was composed. Some hold to the second half of the fourth century, others to the fifth century, and still others to the sixth century. A very few hold to the

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Genealogies Teach Humility

3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. 5Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years,

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Sunday Thoughts of April 28

He is Risen! Halleluiah! With all the extra worship services, and therefore all the extra office time needed to plan the services and work up the sermons, there has been little time for such niceties like the Sunday Thoughts. However, we’re about caught up now so I can return to

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Don’t Despair

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:17) This statement must also be dealt with negatively. Because it is a pleasing sacrifice to God if in our sadness and contrition we hope for mercy, therefore He forbids

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