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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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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A Heart Problem
Oct08

A Heart Problem

Mark 7:1-23               [1] Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, [2] they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. [3] (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, [4] and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And...

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Peace In The Storm
Sep22

Peace In The Storm

Mark 4:35-5:13               [35] On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”[36] And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. [37] And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.  [38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to...

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