Evaluation, Sex, and Bether
Jan26

Evaluation, Sex, and Bether

I can remember during my sophomore year propped up next to the window that was next to our front porch with two of my roommates as we listened to our fourth roommate have his third  “breakup talk”of the semester. When he was finished, we all scattered to the living room and turned on the tv so we could look inconspicuous. He walked in, and he said, “You know, I wish everyone walked around with one of those Sims symbols hovering over...

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The Birds and the Bees
Jan19

The Birds and the Bees

First Things First   You may be asking, “Do we really need to do a series on sex and dating?” Aren’t there more pressing issues, such as social justice, proclamation of the gospel to the lost, and the sanctification of our souls? Well, yes, those are pressing issues, but the reality is, we all stress out about dating and relationships. As a college-aged person you have so many different things screaming for your attention that...

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It Is Finished
Nov10

It Is Finished

[12] And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”[13] And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. The Passover was the Jewish celebration of the exodus out of Egypt. The final plague laid on Egypt was the death of every first...

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UFC Temple Style
Nov03

UFC Temple Style

Mark 11:12-13; 12:1-12   [12] On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. [13] And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. [14] And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.   A natural question about the section might be,...

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Who Gets In?
Oct28

Who Gets In?

Mark 10:13-27   One thing that I think we can all agree on is that we all want to be embraced or welcomed. Take a second and think back to “welcome week” or the first week of classes. Were you the guy or girl who was filled with all sorts of anxiety? “What if they don’t like me?” What if they think I’m weird?” You second guess everything you say in your head, “Dang-it, I shouldn’t have said that.” “Did they really think that was...

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Glory Like No Other
Oct20

Glory Like No Other

Mark 9:2-13   As soon as Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ, the focus changes. The first half of the book focuses on who Jesus is, but the second focuses on Jesus’ purpose. His purpose is that he came on a mission to beat death and give us the freedom we are all longing for. In the first half of Mark we see that He is both God and man, the eternal King. He is forgiveness, rest, power, and unbounded love. Yet at this point...

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