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Pastor Ron Dazell

Why did Jesus die? – To fulfill the Law.

  Jesus said in Matthew 5:17, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Jesus was often confronted by religious leaders who feared they were losing control and authority to Him.  In an effort to discredit Jesus, religious

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Why did Jesus die? – To teach us about love.

  I do a fair amount of counseling with couples who are either engaged or already married.  Ask any couple why they wanted to get married, and you often hear they love each other.  That is common.  What is uncommon is finding someone with a good definition of love.  Love is not an emotion.  Love

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Why did Jesus die? – part 2

  Today we continue to answer the question, “Why did Jesus die?”  One of the mot straightforward verses to consider is 1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Why did Jesus die?

  I have begun to think about Resurrection Sunday.  Most call it Easter, but I prefer Resurrection Sunday.  That name, Resurrection Sunday, better captures what we celebrate every year.  The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ made it possible for man to be reconciled to God.  The cross of Jesus Christ is the single-most

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Art appreciation

  Our church conference held a national gathering in Massachusetts last summer, and we used this as an opportunity for a family trip.  A friend knew we were travelling through Chicago and recommended we visit the Art Institute.  I am so glad we did.  At one point, I was standing only a few feet from

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Pastor Ron Dazell

God never changes

  An old saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in North Dakota, then just wait a few minutes.”  This saying seems to extend far beyond ND weather.  In his book, In Search of Balance, Dr. Richard Swenson wrote the past 250 years has witnessed more change than all the previous millennia combined.  World

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