What happens to people who commit suicide?

Suicide…  It is horrifying, hurtful and heartbreaking.  And unfortunately, suicide affects Christian families as regularly as it does non-Christian ones.  Believers and unbelievers both take their own lives. There are, several accounts of suicide in the Bible, the most well known being King Saul (1 Samuel 31:2-5) and Judas (Matthew 27:3-5). Others are Abimelech (Judges

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A Legacy of Doubt

The Disciples: we’ve heard their names, we know there are 12, and we could even name a few of them from memory. They were a rare breed, dropping their fishing nets, etc. and following a radically different rabbi. We can assume they each lived with a bit of wild abandon

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Hello My Name Is

One of the first things Amanda (my wife) and I did when we found out she was pregnant for the first time, was go out and buy a “Baby Name Book”.  Looking back, it seems kind of weird.  After all we knew tons of names and you would think we

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Love/Hate Relationship

Upcoming Sermon Series: “Love/Hate Relationship” November 16th – 30th We are accurate and truthful when we say with boldness, “God is Love”!  However, in the church I am afraid we have failed to remind this generation that while God is love, He also has the capacity to hate. He hates

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Effectual Doers

This title may seem weird, but it was planted deeply in my mind as I studied the book of James several years ago.  In my devotion time I came across this phrase coined by Church Swindoll (one of my all-time favorite teacher/preachers).  “But be doers of the word, and not

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