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These Six Things… Yea, Seven (one who sows discord)

October 27, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

In Solomon's list of seven things that God finds detestable, "one who sows discord" is number seven.... Keep Reading

In Solomon's list of seven things that God finds detestable, "a false witness who breathes out lies" is number six.... Keep Reading

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In Solomon's list of seven things that God finds detestable, "a heart that devises wicked plans and feet that make haste to run to evil" are fourth and fifth.... Keep Reading

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In Solomon's list of seven things that God finds detestable, "hands that shed innocent blood" is third.... Keep Reading

These Six Things… Yea, Seven (A Lying Tongue)

September 15, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

In Solomon's list of seven things that God finds detestable, a lying tongue is second.... Keep Reading

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These Six Things… Yea, Seven (Haughty Eyes)

September 8, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Six things the LORD hates … yea, seven are an abomination. Wow! If God is going to list for us six or seven things that are an abomination to him, we better listen!... Keep Reading

How is your grip on the Bible?

August 25, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

How is your grip on the Bible? There are six ways we can attend to and guard God's Word in our life.... Keep Reading

Your work matters to God

June 1, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Many of you shared with me how much you appreciated the Tim Keller sermon on "Faith & Work" from May 22. I'm glad that it was such an encouragement and challenge for so many. Here is a list of a few other resources that have recently crossed my path. I share them with you in the hopes that they might continue to stir you up as you pray and thi... Keep Reading

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Be angry and do not sin

May 19, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

I get angry. Just ask my kids. (Okay, please don’t ask my kids.) It isn’t a secret. People that know me have heard me share about my anger. I’ve shared about this in my preaching. It is one of my besetting sins that I hate and fight against and pray that God would be pleased to miraculously take away from me. This week we at SOMA... Keep Reading

Preparing for a Sermon

May 3, 2016 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 1 Comments

As we have been learning from our “Endurance in the Gospel” series through 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul has had a lot to say to Timothy about the Word. Some of the synonyms that the apostle uses for the Word of God in 2 Timothy are: “the testimony about our Lord” (1:8) “the gospel” (1:8,10; 2:8) “the so... Keep Reading

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