Resurrection Power

Over the past several years movies dramatizing Biblical events have been produced by both Hollywood and television studios. Exodus: Gods and Kings, Noah, Son of God, and AD: The Bible Continues are just a few. There have been a number of Christian-themed movies produced recently as well. Hollywood has finally become wise to the huge population of movie-goers who desire …

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The Season of Lent

I am writing this on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. According to the church calendar today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the season called Lent. For those of us who have a High-Church background we are very familiar with Lent. However, many within the Evangelical church do not have a clear understanding on what, exactly, this season means, why …

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Civil Discourse

Civil Adjective 1. Of, relating to, or befitting a citizen or citizen 2. Sufficiently observing or befitting accepted social usages; polite Discourse Noun 1. Verbal expression in speech or writing 2. Verbal exchange or conversation Civil Discourse Noun 1. An engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding. 2. A polite verbal exchange or conversation     Perhaps you have not …

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The Church

The focus of our sermons for 2018 has been on the church. When I say, “The church”, I am referring to the Body of Christ — the fellowship of every blood-washed, Spirit-filled, born-again believer. Included in that, of course, is HCOG. We began the year by finishing up our Read-Through-The-Bible-In-A-Year sermon series with eight messages focusing on Jesus’ letters to …

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Pride

What is humankind’s first sin? Most of us would say disobedience. God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3), yet they did anyway. 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, …

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