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    It's 2019, and We Are Here For It

    This week we asked the question: What about the Bible?  If you missed the sermon, you can watch it back here.I hear too often, "I wouldn't want to be raising kids in this world." Or, "I fear for your children and the trouble they'll have to face in this world." Some people just paint the world (or the rest of humanity therein) so dark and bleak. Is there darkness? There has aways been.   Read More...

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    For Those Struggling in Faith Deconstruction

    This week we asked the question: What about the Bible?  If you missed the sermon, you can watch it back here.Let's have a heart to heart for just a moment. I know we have a myriad of people at Afresh, full of beautiful diversity in every way. Some of you had no church experience before Afresh, some of you are retired ministers, some of you were hurt by the church, some of you are from other faiths, some of you are figuring it out, and some of you are totally committed.   Read More...

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    What is the Bible Really?

    This week we asked the question: What about the Bible?  If you missed the sermon, you can watch it back here.Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Those are the first four books in the second half of our Bible, which we call the New Testament. (Interesting fact: the first century church never used the term New Testament, and would not have considered writings to be the "New Testament" or "New Covenant", but would actually have considered Jesus himself to be the New Testament.) ...  Read More...

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    Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

    This week we asked the question: What about the Bible?  If you missed the sermon, you can watch it back here."You must not murder" (Exodus 20:13) is one of the 10 commandments, understood to be given directly to Moses from God. Three books later, we see another command understood to be given directly to Moses from God, “Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon” (Deuteronomy 3:2). Systematically the troops of Israel destroyed every ci...  Read More...

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    Elevate Your View of the Bible

    This week we asked the question: What about the Bible?  If you missed the sermon, you can watch it back here.As a person who is following Jesus, it's necessary for me to have an elevated view of the Bible. The only way for me to elevate my view of the Bible is to know what is true about it and approach it with the honor and respect that it deserves. It's not a rulebook, an owner's manual for life, a promise book, or a history book, so I can't approach it as such.   Read More...

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