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A Survey of Christian Options on Genesis and Science

If you have an interest in Genesis, creation and science, here is an excellent presentation on the different Christian perspectives on “creation and science” out there. The presentation is called “A Survey of Christian Options on Genesis and Science” by John Walton. You might not be aware, but there is more than... Read More

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Something Interesting About Isaiah 53!

It is not known if the chapters and verses division of the 2nd half of the book of Isaiah (which some sees as the NT in miniature) was intentional or simply coincidental, but it is certainly interesting! The 2nd half of Isaiah breaks down into 3 sections, which in turn breaks down into 3 sub-sections each, which... Read More

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Parenting, Scientific American Magazine & Easter...

What does the Scientific American Magazine have to do with Easter and parenting? Lets find out later...! Grand-parenting, and of course, parenting with an intentional spiritual and worldview formation is an important responsibility for us. And so is helping our kids (and us) to think critically about and make... Read More

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The A, B, Cs of Defending the Gospels Against Skepticism!

The A, B, Cs of defending the Gospels against skepticism! Skepticism & atheism is on the rise in our culture and there is no doubt about this, no punt intended. I remember in one of our Alpha Courses, one of our guests openly came up with skepticism and some questions about the Gospels’ authorship, dating,... Read More

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Why Does God Appear so Violent in the Old Testament?

I came across this clip today; why is God so violent in the OT? This is one of the most difficult questions one can ask a Christian. We often hear the comment, even among Christians, that the God of the OT is not the same God as the one of the NT. “New Atheists” delight in questioning God’s moral character in the... Read More

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The Journey to the Cross

Sunday, January 8, we begin to follow Jesus on His final journey to Jerusalem through the Gospel of Matthew.  We started this journey at Christmas 2014.  We aim to complete it around Easter 2017.   This journey has taken time and effort, like most journeys worth the effort.  But I pray you will be able to join us... Read More

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Can we Seriously & Confidently Believe the Nativity Account?

Every year during the Christmas season, we hear documentaries on TV or see internet posting & blogs saying that the Bible is not credible and should not be believed. Or that Christianity, specifically in this case, the virgin birth is just a copy-cat account of old pagan myths, nothing really original or new... Read More

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12 Touchstones of Prayer

We are coming to the end of our series on Prayer.  I hope many have been challenged, encouraged and spurred on to go deeper with God through prayer.  Tim Keller talks about 12 touchstones of prayer in his book "Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God."  Here is his helpful summary of them for your review... Read More

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What has Happened in Your Prayer Life?

We've been talking about prayer through the month of September at SVBC.  We've learned the most important prayer request we can offer on behalf of others is that they "may know God better."  Last week we saw that Prayer is great but it's also hard.  I wonder what has been happening in your prayer lives over the... Read More

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The Abnormality of Prayer

Welcome (back) to Sturgeon Valley Church. This Sunday we gather back together after a summer of many going in multiple directions.  I pray you have had a good summer.  If you haven't I pray the Lord sustained you through the challenges of this summer.   This Fall we will look at something that I think is becoming... Read More