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10/21/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   Have you ever considered that knowing Christ makes you privileged? Listen closely to what I am saying, because I don’t want you to misunderstand or use this information to think of yourself more highly than you should. Here is what I mean. In Mark 13:16-17, Jesus...

10/03/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   A few years ago, during a tough week, my wife encouraged me by sending me the lyrics to one of her favorite songs, “Touching Jesus.” I had never heard of this song until I started dating my wife, and she and her entire family would regularly be singing or...

09/25/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel...

09/16/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   After the Apostle Paul encounters Jesus for the first time in radical fashion, the encounter leaves him, in the words of Bruce Springsteen, literally “blinded by the light.” He had to be led by the hand of those who were with him to the city of Damascus...

09/03/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   During a conversation with a dear friend of mine the other day, we talked about his son, who had recently made the step to follow Christ in his life. He mentioned that prior to making that commitment, his son would come to church more out of obligation than a desire to...

08/24/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   One Sunday before church, I was out on a run, and off to my right in my neighbor’s yard, I spotted two bucks grazing on the dew-drenched grass. I slowed down because I was not sure how they would respond to the sight of me. They were too engrossed in their...

08/11/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   In Acts 17, Luke recounts a story of Paul visiting Athens and addressing a crowd in the middle of the Areopagus (the highest judicial court in Athens at that time). He proclaims to a culture who believed in many gods, that God, “who made the world and everything...

07/30/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   Have you ever bitten into an apple or another piece of fruit and expected it to be fresh, but actually it was rotten? I did this just the other day and it took me by surprise. The outside appearance of an apple I was trying to eat looked just fine, but immediately when...

07/24/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   I am not a die-hard fan of any sport or sports team, but I enjoy just about every sport out there. I don’t have an in-depth knowledge of teams and athletes, but I do have enough understanding of most sports to appreciate them. One of my favorite sports to watch...

07/16/2018

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Brandon Leitnaker   Is there anything in your life you are certain you could do? Are you certain you could run a six-minute mile? Are you certain you could paint a picture of a flower? Are you certain you could get up right now and speak in front of a large crowd? Are you certain you...