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The Problem of Evil
September 2nd, 2020
Can God be Good when Life is Bad? It's a valid question and one that has plagued the minds of philosophers and theologians for centuries. St. Augustine struggled with the question over pages and pages...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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The Trinity
August 22nd, 2020
The Trinity. One God in three Persons. On Sunday morning, Jurie talked about the complexity of God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The nature of God as the Trinity is one of the most mysterious an...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Lightening the Load
August 12th, 2020
On Sunday morning, we heard from a brilliant guest speaker form Restore Community Church in London - Ian King. He spoke about bearing fruit in a time of challenge, and the very first point he made was...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Kneel, Stand, and Dance
August 8th, 2020
On Sunday morning, seven guest speakers brought us a single message of hope. When your eyes are focused on the hope that stems from a relationship with the Lord, your life shines outward and changes t...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Blessed Assurance
July 31st, 2020
Ever since Sunday morning, I've been singing an old hymn. I love the new music our worship team brings us, but sometimes my soul longs for the hymns I grew up with. Sunday, Jurie talked about faith - ...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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The Shift, Part 2
July 23rd, 2020
There's an old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I think a lot of us still believe it, and even say it from time to time. Last week, we talked about paradigm shifts and the role of grie...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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The Shift
July 16th, 2020
As a chemist, I've learned a fair amount about the history of science. Across time, there have been several huge milestones, where the scientific community has had a "paradigm shift." Early theories o...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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A Threefold Cord
July 3rd, 2020
On Sunday morning, Nick Brandt walked us through the second chapter of Ruth. He showed us that even in times of hardship, God faithfully gives us glimmers of hope to keep us going. In the book of Ruth...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Waiting
June 16th, 2020
At 5twelve City Church, we've been working through a sermon series called "Forward: From Fear to Faith." On Sunday morning, Jurie walked us through a framework that explained the different Biblical wo...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Power
June 12th, 2020
The book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie takes the reader on a silly cause-and-effect journey through the possible consequences of giving a mouse a cookie. He'll want milk, and then a straw, and then a n...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Understanding
June 6th, 2020
I used to have real trouble with James 1:6-8: But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should n...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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Captive Thoughts
June 3rd, 2020
I don't watch the news. I don't read the news. Aside from the occasional article about an interesting technology or what books to read next, I avoid my Google newsfeed. I steer clear of people on soci...  Read More
by Sarah Jo Smith
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