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Holy Week Reflections, Monday

April 14, 2014 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Reflections for Monday of Holy Week.... Keep Reading

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Conviction without change is wasted emotion

March 13, 2014 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

As I was studying for this Sundays sermon out of Acts 17 and Paul's witness in Athens, I was particularly struck by these words: "Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols" - Acts 17:16 (ESV).... Keep Reading

Test post

February 13, 2014 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

this is a test post... Keep Reading

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Bible Reading in 2014

December 31, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Here is my paraphrase of the opening words of the first Psalm: "Happy are those... whose delight is in the instruction of the LORD" (Psalm 1:1-2). It is my prayer personally, for my family, and for our SOMA family that these words would be true of us in 2014. One way this is accomplished is through Scipture Memory. The other way is through each o... Keep Reading

Why memorize the Bible?

December 31, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Why Memorize the Bible?* I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. - Psalm 119:11 Memorization works on our hearts to instill faith, cultivate Christ-like character, fight temptation, and enhance prayer and worship. Scripture mentions the following encouragements for memorizing. Memorizing... Is one of the most... Keep Reading

Is Jesus your Friend?

December 9, 2013 | by: Richard Wells | 1 Comments

Challenge based on our Fall Kids Bible Weekend HayDay.... Keep Reading

Why "fighter verses"?

November 23, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

An encouragement and reminder for our church community to memorize scripture.... Keep Reading

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 4, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Let us remember our persecuted brothers and sisters suffering for Christ as we are told in Hebrews 13:3.... Keep Reading

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Our Blessed Hope

September 27, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Some thoughts on Christ's Return.... Keep Reading

Providence, Today's Sermon, and Scripture Memory

April 14, 2013 | by: Paul Ortlinghaus | 0 Comments

Providence, todays sermon, and scripture memory.... Keep Reading

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