know and delight

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Know Every Name Challenge

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“But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  To him the gatekeeper opens.  The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” John 10:2-3 Jesus had just healed a blind man.  The pharisees had just excommunicated that same blind man.  What a […]

Fear as it Relates to Idolatry

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There are millions of pages of counseling helps that have been written on overcoming fear. Here are a few more, but in this contribution, a different aspect of fear is addressed as it may relate to succumbing to the temptation of an idolatrous heart. Phobias and anxieties are not just focused and centered around one […]

Questions to ask about Questionable Matters

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Sometimes in Life our thinking can get a little “fuzzy”… one might begin to wonder if the decisions one is making are right or wrong, especially in areas where Christians disagree – “Those gray area”. Consider these questions as those one may ask to find one’s way out of “fuzzy” thinking. QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT […]

Exodus

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Taking things slow and looking at the Bible one verse at a time, one word at a time is incredibly valuable. But just as important is seeing the big picture of each book of the Bible. The goal of this series is to cover the ‘big picture’ meaning of each book of the Bible in […]

Confess your sins to one another

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Some of the New Testament’s one another commands sound good to us and, at least in our mind, seem enjoyable to obey. Take the last verse we looked at: Be at peace with one another. Everyone likes the idea of being at peace with one another. But not all one another verses appeal to us […]

Genesis

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Taking things slow and looking at the Bible one verse at a time, one word at a time is incredibly valuable. But just as important is seeing the big picture of each book of the Bible. The goal of this series is to cover the ‘big picture’ meaning of each book of the Bible in […]

Be at Peace with One Another

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This is one in a series of articles that looks at the another passages in the New Testament.  There are 47 ‘one another’ verses in the New Testament that give instructions to the church. It is no small thing that the New Testament puts so much emphasis on the interrelationships of the body of Christ. […]

Every Member on Mission

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Every church needs a mission (the what) and a strategy (the how). The mission of Union View centers on knowing and delighting. Everything we do at Union View is aimed at helping people know and delight in Jesus. There’s nothing new here. Every church that organizes itself around the Bible shares the same mission–though we may […]

The Post-Christmas Letdown

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Christmas is over, at least for 2016, and depending on how your weekend went you are either thankful or sad the day has passed. For most of us, no matter our perceptions of this year’s Christmas, there was, and perhaps still is, an excitement and expectation surrounding Christmas. It’s a big day, and we either […]

How to Vote

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In a few short days we will have the opportunity to vote for men and women to serve in local, state, and federal government. In this election cycle the presidential race has gotten most of the attention; mainly because the major party candidates running are disliked by a large number of Americans. It’s particularly difficult […]