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Jeremy Powell
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Pastor, Husband, Father, Cardboard Engineer
Pastor, Husband, Father, Cardboard Engineer

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Smite Buttons and Dirty Clothes
In his commentary on the Letters of John for the NIVAC Gary Burge from Wheaton College shared an experience that broke my heart. It read: Last spring I was explaining to an introductory New Testament class Paul’s view of grace as it appears in Galatians…. ...
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Has anyone in born in the 2nd half of the 20th century ever whitewashed anything?
I honestly wouldn't know what it was if it wasn't for Mark Twain. I like to drink coke.  By coke, I'm not necessarily meaning Coca Cola, but carbonated beverages in general.  I drink them too much.  I've just about decided to switch to diet cokes, or water,...
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The Price to be Paid
Grace is free. I'm so thankful that its free.  I'm thankful that I don't have to be good enough to find God's favor.  I'm thankful that I don't have to earn his love.  I'm thankful that He loved me so much, that He acted on my behalf-- even when I was steep...
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Don't Miss the Invite
I think that Jesus' lecture on humility must have been a little bit uncomfortable.  I mean, can you imagine how the host felt, or how individuals who had jockeyed for position at the table must have felt when this carpenter/rabbi from Nazareth starts callin...
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The Story Before the Story-- Part 1
The Bottom of the Pile I am amazed at how God inspired his word to be written.  Each verse finds itself placed specifically in a larger section, which often are divided into chapters and found in complete books or letters written by men thousands of years a...
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Are You Going To Sit Down?
Ok, I've had enough.  Please stop posting pictures of your feet while you recline in a chair, relax on a beach, or swing in a hammock.  I'm a red blooded American that really doesn't have time to relax, so I'd appreciate you not rubbing it in my face. We ha...
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I think she's doing a pretty good job...
Well, Mother's Day is Sunday, and this morning as I sauntered over to the store to pay my annual tax to Hallmark I had a little bit of time to reflect on the events of last night. Every night, we go through a very familiar routine at our house that involves...
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Leadership Fail
It is impossible to lead out of a position of authority.  A dictator will get people to obey him, but a dictator will never get people to follow him.  It is only when a leader finds himself oriented as a servant that he gets people to follow.  Only then are...
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3 Things I Learn From Moses About Leadership-- Part 3: We MUST Invest in the Next Generation
Deuteronomy 34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the L ORD  had commanded Moses I can remember a senior pastor for whom I worked once remarking ab...
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