Church of the Living God


  • A Place To Call Home (Insights From Philemon)

    God has placed within us all a longing to belong. Sometimes we feel it in our families; sometimes we don’t. The same goes for school, work, social circles, and church. We long for that place that will always take care of us and never leave us.  A place where we don’t have to wear make-up, […]

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  • 1 Corinthians 11: Hair, Head Coverings, and Hope

    Who we are is not determined by history, status, or social class. In Christ, we are all free from judgment and shame.

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  • Of Food and Freedom

    The Apostle Paul often used real-life situations to highlight the unchanging truths hidden beneath the surface.  In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul addresses an issue that, while not sinful on the surface, was still causing harm to members of this fledgling church. “Now let’s talk about food that has been sacrificed to idols. You think that […]

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  • Conquering the Course of Life (1 Corinthians 7)

    In some ways, life is like a slalom course. There are sudden turns that come too fast, rough water, fatigue, sharp turns, wakes that can send you flying or flailing. Success feels fantastic, but failure hurts.  So how do we successfully navigate the slalom course of life? Rough waters show up in many ways: the […]

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  • Potters and Vessels: Jars of Clay

    The potter/clay image is used through the Bible to describe our relationship with God.  Jeremiah talks about God as the potter and the nation of Israel as the clay; in 2 Corinthians, Paul talks about how we as Christians hold the treasure of Christ’s presence “in jars of clay” so that we can’t  boast about […]

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  • What Happens in Thessalonica Stays in Thessalonica

    (Part One of a Three Part Series on Sex, Purity, and Justice)       One of the most popular ads right now promises us a world in which we can do some incredibly stupid and maybe even fun things in Vegas, and not have them effect us at all. Unfortunately, it’s just not true. Expense tabs, debt, […]

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  • Between Crucifixion and Resurrection: Two Kind of Roads

    (Read Part 1: “Between Crucifixion and Resurrection: A World Without God”)   ___________________________________________________________________________   In Luke Chapter 24 we see an event that takes place in the time between the death and the resurrection of Jesus A time without hope.  A time where it looked like they had been the prophets of a failed Messiah.  A time […]

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  • The Path to Peace

    James 4:4-5 “You have committed spiritual adultery against God!  Don’t you know that the love of this world’s pleasures is an act of hostility against God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the corruption of the world becomes an enemy of God.  Do you think that the Scripture was lying  about this, or […]

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     But whoever studies and knows God’s perfect law of liberty that brings true freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard and seen about themselves, but actually changing because of it—they will be blessed as a result of their honesty and obedience.  Real faith, the kind that honors God, expresses itself: it reaches […]

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