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Sunday Service 2/18/2024

GCC Sermon on: I Corinthians 7:25-40 "Watch and Pray" Sermon question #1: How much of what you feel you need to accomplish in life comes from people? How much from God? How can you calibrate correctly?Ans: I think the form … Continue reading

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Journal of the Week

2/20/2024 Tech debt ponzi scheme: I learned this new phrase from an article of someone sharing his 10 surprises at Amazon as a Software Engineer. Technical debt means poorly designed software that cut corners in such a way that though … Continue reading

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Comparing the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) against the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

Looks like someone beat me to it. This will help me venture further, what else the "Reformed" Baptists got wrong, apart from Christology (they would usually say that Christ's human nature is uncreated), and Paedobaptism (a flawed understanding of covenant … Continue reading

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Sunday Service 2/11/2024

Sermon: Godliness and Contentment 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 I'm glad that the pastor brought up the topic of activeness. He coined "Active Contentment", which is also used by other religions but it is fine and a good thing. Against stagnation. Though … Continue reading

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Bible Study: 1 Peter

Chapter 1

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Vocabulary: Voluminous, Credence, Proviso

Thanks to extensions on Chrome, I can easily double click on a word in say, the email newsletters from Classical Archives on Tchaikovsky to learn words I either don't know or don't know how to pronounce. Voluminous: large volume Credence: … Continue reading

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Pride is not the root of all evil

It seems that may Christians fall for the quote: Pride is the root of all evil. It's a famous quote. It's in Hollywood, it's what our American Christians seem to love saying or using. They would conflate every bad thing … Continue reading

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Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew

This is started because of the Beatitudes series done by GCC's pastor on Thursday nights' Bible Study. I think it is very good that we do this in person rather than on Zoom. More people were participating, discussing. Even though … Continue reading

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The Decline of the United Methodist Church in America

I see a growing (2-3 families) number of folks coming to our church from the Methodist Churches. Now I already know of that denomination's problem today, either in USA (Modernism i.e. LGBTQ+) and the East (Charismatic leaning), with the Western … Continue reading

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About Drinking in Church

Some brought starbucks coffee, etc. And I came across two posts on FB, first one by MERF's pastor Paul Murphy. Second one from a shared post where I answered in two ways (one for original post and the other from … Continue reading

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