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Lift up Your Hearts

INSIDE OUT For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. – 1 Corinthians 11:26 My wife, Jody, once worked for Christian Horizons, a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. The residents of House 6 were all considered nonverbal. They spoke few, if any, words, though a couple understood some sign language. When Jody worked on Sunday mornings, we often took some of her residents to church. We…
Ryan Faber
January 10, 2015

Hear, O Israel!

Although our church uses the New International Version of the Bible, I've taken to quoting the New Revised Standard Version's translation of the Shema in my preaching and teaching: "Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord alone." Recently someone noticed. That was different from the translation we're used to, she said, the one that ends "the Lord is one." It is. The NIV translators have good reason for telling us "the Lord is one." Not only is…
Ryan Faber
November 1, 2010