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Posts from October 2017

Shepherd’s Corner – October 29, 2017

October 31, Tuesday, marks the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation.  Aside from the historical and cultural effects, the theological ones are the ones I want to comment on.  This was a reminder by the Reformers to the church at that time that Christians ought to return back to the basics of the bible and step away from practices and beliefs that…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 22, 2017

In light of social media’s recent hashtag #metoo, I want to draw our attention to the first sermon on the book of Esther that we went through together.  For those unfamiliar with the hashtag, the Harvey Weinstein scandal triggered an online discussion of sexual harassment and abuse against women.  This is a depressing reality of the sin and brokenness of this world. …

Shepherd’s Corner – October 15, 2017

Biblical manhood is not just something that is learned cognitively but also experienced together through the fellowship of the men in your spiritual community.  That is the idea of our men’s retreat.  I hope and pray that the 12 that attended this retreat is just the beginning of the brothers in Christ of Inland EM coming together to be God-fearing, God-loving men…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 8, 2017

In light of recent tragedies and natural disasters we can have no other response but “maranatha!”  The common translation of that Aramaic word is “Come, Lord!”  And this is an appropriate response to the reality of the brokenness that we see in this world.  Romans 8:20-21 reminds us that all of creation has been subjected to futility and is groaning for the…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 1st, 2017

Being part of the overall church calls for give and takes.  On one side we get nice updated signage for the building we worship in, and on the other side we make adjustments to match the needs of the overall church.  Our 9am service that starts today is part of that reality.  Right now may not be the best time to separate our EM…