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December 9, 2013
The CWR Bible Survey -- Judges and Ruth
This week we continue studying the book of Judges -- in the "wild frontier" days of Israel. This week's installment features the story of Gideon, who defeated the Midianites and Amalekites, neighboring nations who had been severely oppressing Israel. Israel's troubles were brought on, however, by their own apostasy -- abandoning their covenant with God to worship the Canaanite storm god Baal. Even Gideon's own father had constructed an altar for Baal. Gideon went on to miraculously defeat the Midianites, and to secure Israelite peace and prosperity for some 40 years. Don't miss this captivating study!
This week at Christianity Without the Religion: "That Baby Was God!"
It’s so easy to sugarcoat Christmas, turning it into a fantasy land dream world of decorations and tinsel and holly and gifts and inspiring music. It’s so easy to miss the fundamental, majestic and mysterious truth of the incarnation of God. For a listing of CWR sermons for the next two months, click here.
Don't Muzzle the Ox
"For Scripture says, 'Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,' and 'The worker deserves his wages'" (1 Timothy 5:18). If we are spiritual refugees who once suffered oppressive religion, and now we have been rescued by God's grace, we know that Jesus is sending us into the world as his ambassadors—and we also ask accordingly, as his ambassadors: where can I help, how can I help and who can I help?
PTM/CWR Front Page: "The Gift of Time"
Our life on earth is not all there is. In Jesus God embraced time, becoming one of us, in our time.
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