The Law of Christ

The Law of Christ

The law of the Old Testament — what we call the Torah — may confuse more people in the church today than any other topic. Some see a disparity between a strict adherence to the law in Moses’ day and … Read the rest

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Receiving the Gift of Rest

Receiving the Gift of Rest

Exhausted from a long, demanding day, Joseph feels his body begin to release stress and his mind struggle to let go of its seemingly endless list of responsibilities. It’s almost Sunday, he tells himself. Maybe I’ll finally get a Read the rest

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Balancing Justice and Mercy

Balancing Justice and Mercy

Most of us are familiar with Lady Justice. We may have seen statues and paintings of her holding a sword in one hand and a balance scale in the other. The sword, of course, represents punishment and justice, and the … Read the rest

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Vain and the Name

Vain and the Name

Recently, I read the Ten Commandments every day for a week. The idea was to see what new insights I could find while reading them over and over, meditatively. I was drawn to the third: “You shall not take the … Read the rest

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Walking in Covenant

Walking in Covenant

Some say the Old Testament reads like an adventure novel, full of intrigue, spies, cliffhangers, and plot twists. Others struggle through the “begats” scattered throughout Genesis, then run headlong into Leviticus, where the sense of adventure is lost completely. The … Read the rest

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Day of Grace

Day of Grace

Most people of faith learn that the Bible’s Sabbath day is rooted in its first chapter. We could tell the world, if we would, that God made everything in six days, then ceased His creation work and blessed the seventh … Read the rest

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Living from Psalm 1

Living from Psalm 1

When I was a little kid, my mother said at times, “I don’t want you playing with those kids. They’re fresh and you’ll only get into trouble hanging around with them.”

Kids from half-decent families usually hear that warning every … Read the rest

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The Commandments and the Church

The Commandments and the Church

In 1664, Stephen Munford introduced the Seventh Day Baptist Church and its observance of the seventh-day Sabbath to North America. Nearly two centuries later, the Sabbath was introduced to, and accepted by, a portion of William Miller’s failed Adventist movement.… Read the rest

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This We Believe

This We Believe

Statement of Faith 7

The Ten Commandments

This we believe:

The Ten Commandments were known and obeyed by faithful people before the law was given at Sinai. Later incorporated into the new covenant by the example and teaching of Christ, … Read the rest

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Talking TULIP: Part 2

Talking TULIP: Part 2

As we progress on a journey exploring our Statement of Faith, we continue to look at the five letters of the Calvinist TULIP. Previously, we discovered that our Statement of Faith and Scripture support total depravity. But we observed that … Read the rest

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