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Posts Tagged Bill Nieporte


Video Post (Sermon): A Gospel for the Wacky

 Luke 19:1-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree […]

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God Invites You To Intimacy

In recent blog posts, I have told you about a young woman whom I met at a nearby bookstore.  She had a baby in a stroller and a mobile office.  She was managing her “Mary Kay” business from the bookstore coffee shop. Finding out I was a pastor, she announced:  “I do not believe in […]

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Ancient and Modern Reflections on Incarnation

“We needed an Incarnate God, a God put to death, that we might live.  We were put to death together with Him, that we might be cleansed; we rose again with Him because we were put to death with Him; we were glorified with Him, because we rose again with Him,” Gregory Nazianzen, A Select […]

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Gramma’s Cooking, Real Good BBQ Sauce, Jesus’ Resurrection, Mama’s Embrace, and Life in God’s Grace

I love BBQ.  Real Good BBQ. On October 27, 2013 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church I invited some of the young men (boys) in the church to help me make BBQ sauce. As we cooked, I told them a few stories… About My Jewish Grandmother Teaching Me To Cook About My Son And I Learning How To […]

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“God Is Love” is the center stage of theology

“Western theology has had a difficult time placing “God is love” (1 Jn 4:8) at the center stage when discussing the divine attributes. Instead, it emphasizes the more abstract and impersonal attributes of omnipotence and omniscience. In my opinion this results from the failure to place the discussion of the divine nature under the category […]

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The Implications of the Doctrine of the Trinity on the Christian Life (Part 1) Video and Manuscript Sermon

The Implications of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part 1) Roman 5:1-5   Prolific children’s book author and illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund once said, “Birds do not sing because they have an answer, They sing because they have a song!” Ever since I first heard that statement, it has remained lodged in my thoughts.  As […]

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