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J. David Knecht
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Running on a path of discipleship in Christ
Running on a path of discipleship in Christ

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When Being Good is not Enough
  Am I a Good Person? This is the question that people ask in times of crisis.  One can ask it when they are going through a difficult ordeal and wonder if the difficulty is deserved.   One can also ask this when they see that there is much in the world tha...
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In the end it is up to us voters. We need to realize this is not a game, it is our country. Until we see the wisdom of voting for candidates who put country before party, our republic will be in peril. Until we look past the party labels and cable news propaganda and look at the woman or man actually asking for our vote we can expect neither justice nor peace.
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Encouragement for Anxious Times
If you find that times seem anxious for you lately, know you are not alone.  The pace of change in our world has left many people behind as the world they once knew seems to be relegated to distant memory.   In our own area of the county we have seen profou...
Encouragement for Anxious Times
Encouragement for Anxious Times
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Christ as our lighthouse can warn of us the dangers of living in a world bound to sin and death so that we do not crash upon its rocks and reefs. Christ can also provide direction for our life by giving us fixed point to point our rudders to. When the waves of our culture and the winds work to disorient us, the lighthouse stands firm to illuminate the way home. The lighthouse is a wonderful metaphor of how Christ can help us live a better life.
Our Lighthouse
Our Lighthouse
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Our Lighthouse
As I picked up my son at Cross Roads Camp last week they opened worship with a catchy song called "My Lighthouse."  The refrain goes: My lighthouse, my lighthouse Shining in the darkness, I will follow You My lighthouse, my lighthouse I will trust the promi...
Our Lighthouse
Our Lighthouse
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What Cain and Abel Tell Us About Who Really Are
The First Honor Killing The story of Cain and Abel is often described as the first murder.   I would argue that it is more precisely the first honor killing.   An honor killing occurs when someone loses face or is shamed by another person.   The shamed pers...
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The Gospel In Word and Service
To Meet the Needs of our Community  In my lifetime I have seen momentous changes in the church.   There have been changes in how we worship,  who gets to lead congregations, how churches are organized and how we communicate.  What has not changed is the hea...
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Don't Do, Just Pray
I have a weakness that can get me into trouble from time to time.   When I see something broken, I want to fix it.   When I see a broken hinge or door knob, or  malfunctioning kitchen appliance or something wrong on a car engine, I impulsively dive in and s...
Don't Do, Just Pray
Don't Do, Just Pray
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Easter: the Victory of Faith
For whatever is born of God conquers the world.  And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith! 1 John 5:4  The Devil the World and Eroded Trust If I would only look at the news,  I  would conclude simply that we live in a skeptical age. Seeing...
Easter: the Victory of Faith
Easter: the Victory of Faith
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My rewrite of Luke 10:25-37 takes place in towns that I am familiar with but don't know anybody who lives in them. As a white male in my mid 50's I chose the protagonists for obvious reasons. You may criticize me for these choices, but I would encourage you to ask the question "who is my Samaritan?" That is, the person who society is conditioning you to reflexively fear. Until we understand our common humanity and our God given call to care for each other there will be no peace.
The Jersey Samaritan
The Jersey Samaritan
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