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Movie Review!

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Tim Challies recently gave some excellent thoughts about the upcoming release of the movie “The Son of God.” I encourage you to read them! I can tell you that I am not planning on taking my family to it though I may some time in the future see it more out of curiosity. Then again, I never did bother to see Mel Gibson’s Passion and I don’t feel I have missed much.

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I Am Not Skilled to Understand

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Here is a great hymn text to consider. It was written by Dorthy Greenwell in 1873.   I am not skilled to understand What God hath willed, what God hath planned; I only know that at His right hand Is One Who is my Savior! I take Him at His word indeed; “Christ died for sinners”—this I read; For in my heart I find a need Of Him to be my Savior! That He should leave His place on high And come for sinful man to die, You count it strange? So once did I, Before I knew my Savior!…

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Philosophy and Science

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“Philosophy and science have not always been friendly toward the idea of God, the reason being that they are dedicated to the task of accounting for things and are impatient with anything that refuses to give an account of itself. The philosopher and the scientist will admit that there is much that they do not know; but that is quite another thing from admitting that there is something which they can never know, which indeed they have no technique for discovering. To admit that there is One who lies beyond us…requires a great deal of humility, more than most of…

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A Prayer of Confession

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O God, we need Your mercy. For we live in the midst of a people who have unclean lips, eyes, ears, hands, and hearts. These last 41 years, the nation You have given to us Your servants has trounced Your great Name by slaying those You have gifted to us. The weakest among us we have not upheld. The innocent we have not treasured. The unborn, we have not loved. We plead for Your mercy, not on the basis of our cleanliness (for all are sullied in Your sight), but on the desire that in Your lovingkindness You might spare…

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Church Members Showing Family Love for Other Members

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Over the next couple of weeks I am going to post 100 ways in which church members can show family love for one another as a followup to last Sunday’s Sermon. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Rather, you should see it as a jumpstart for your thinking on how we at Sunrise can demonstrate our status as Brothers and Sisters in Christ. The start of our list focuses on 15 ways in which we can show family love while at church. Have more on ways to show love at church? I would love to see them on…

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