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Conformity...

I am so tired of seeing non-believers attacking the Bible and it's authenticity whenever someone pops up saying they've found things such as The Shroud of Turin or today's news, the possibility being that they've found Noah's Ark. Keep in mind, I'm not saying what they've found is or isn't. Is it possible? Sure, yes, it is. However, it very well might not be either. In either case, my faith does not hang on the balance of whether or not this thing they found is or isn't. Romans 12:2 says:

2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The Holy Bible : New International Version, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996), Ro 12:2.

I refuse to hang my faith on things found in the world that may or may not have been the actual thing: Biblical arks, the shroud of Jesus for example. I KNOW these …

Sermon Series: Stewardship------Sermon Title: How do you manage?

Today we are starting a 4-week series on Stewardship. Stewardship can be a very touchy subject sometimes, but we are going to look at it from a broad view. We are going to look at it from four different perspectives. Management, ownership, use of our possessions, and finally Christian values
My dad worked for the State of Illinois for thirty-two years before retiring a few years ago. His title was Highway Maintainer. He is the one who is mowing grass in the summer and plowing snow in the winter and picking up garbage when there is nothing else to do. Oooooh the prizes he would bring home on the days he picked up trash. Nothing ceased to amaze me on what he would find. One time he brought home a basketball. Another time he even brought home a video tape of a recently released movie. Car seats, tools, even a bike one time. I remember a story one time where dad had said that they had to call the pound because someone dumped a stray out on the side of the road. The things people t…