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The Tyranny of 'Free Love'

Posted by Sam on October 19, 2017

the tyranny of free love"The following is excerpt from William Taylor's recent talk on Matthew 12:9-14:

"This is what religion always does with Jesus.

Rather than embrace Jesus’ free offer of a living relation with God as a result of sins forgiven through his work on the cross, of love, of mercy, of kindness, what religion does is to hedge the law, to render God irrelevant, to try to keep itself distant from God, and it results in hostility and hypocrisy and Continue reading…

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Humanity & Hope

Posted by Sam on October 9, 2017

humanity & hope blogIn a recent Preaching Matters William Taylor and Mickey Mantle discussed a teaching series they had shared through Genesis 5-11. One of the reoccurring themes which came to the fore was the possibility of hope for humanity in a world now filled with sin and under the curse of God.

Chapters 5-11 of Genesis spans the heights of man’s potential and the depths of his depravity. Both rising to the great construction initiative of Babel, seek Continue reading…

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What is the Purpose of Humanity?

Posted by Sam on March 24, 2016

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In a recent ‘Preaching Matters’ William Taylor discussed the significance and implications of the early chapters of Genesis. Back in those opening pages are all the core ideas of plan, purpose, rebellion, judgment, and restoration. Particularly of interest was the question about design and purpose - because when we know our purpose it has far reaching implications for all that we do and give ourselves to.

Purpose doesn’t determine wha Continue reading…

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