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Jesus Reveals God: Father

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (Listening time: 26:47) My wife Karen became a mom before I became a dad. At least, our awareness of parenthood happened at different times. She became a mom on the day she learned she was carrying a child. I … Continue reading

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The Insurgency of Love Is Looking for Recruits

In 2007, President George W. Bush ordered the deployment of more than 20,000 soldiers to Bagdad and the Anbar Province in Iraq. The objective was, in part, a “unified, democratic federal Iraq that can govern itself, defend itself, and sustain … Continue reading

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What Jesus Revealed About God: God is Light

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (Listening time: 25 minutes) The most religious thing I heard when I was a boy – and I heard it often – was from my mother: “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” I hardly thought about God at all but, … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Second Chance Opportunities

He is not merely the God of the second chance, but of the third and fourth and hundredth and thousandth. Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper: What’s It All About?

http://lockwoodchurch.or/media (Listening time: 24:27) When the 14th century theologian and Bible scholar John Wickliffe said the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper remains bread and wine even after it has been consecrated, the pope labelled him “the Master of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Not Claim “the Right Side of History”

History doesn’t have sides nor does it take sides. It is simply the story of which sides we have taken. Continue reading

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Key Four: No Fouls

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (Listening time: 23:04) In basketball, the worst kind of foul is the technical foul. A technical foul not only gives the opposing team free throws, it forfeits the next possession. At home, the worst kind of foul is hypocrisy. … Continue reading

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“People Have Forgotten God”

It seems unbelievable, but even in worship people are in danger of forgetting God. Continue reading

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Plan-A, Plan Only

God had a plan to undo the consequences of the Fall, to heal and restore humanity, and that plan began with one man: Abraham.  His line would lead to a point: the Point-of-it-All.  And God would get from Abraham to … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Second-Chance Opportunties

I wonder what the failure rate of Jesus’s people is? My guess would be 100%. The question is not whether we will fail but what we’ll do after we’ve failed. Because of God’s grace, there is an “after.” Continue reading

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