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Oct 31, 2016

Called To Be Saints

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The word for church in the Greek is ekklesia.  It is literally “the called-out ones.”  In the Roman world it could mean being conscripted for military service.  When Jesus gave the call to discipleship it was, “Follow me.  Take up your cross.”  Paul speaks of the call to sainthood, “To those who are sanctified in

Oct 31, 2015

Celebrating the Saints

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In the NT all Christians are saints (“holy ones”).  We are called saints, and we are called to be saints.   This day celebrates saints living on earth and those who live in the presence of the Lord in heaven now.  The two groups are one body.  It also reminds us that Christians on earth

Oct 30, 2015

Hallowed Eve

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October 31 has a long history of witchcraft, the demonic, and a focus on death.  This was not an appropriate celebration for Christians, since Christ had triumphed over “death, hell and the grave”.  Their boast was, “Oh death, where is your victory?  Oh grave, where is your sting” (I Cor 15:55).  So, November 1 was

Oct 31, 2013

All Saints’ Day

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In the New Testament all Christians are saints (“holy ones”).  We are called saints and we are called to be saints.  This day celebrates saints living on earth and those who now live in the presence of the Lord in heaven.  The two groups are one body.  It also reminds us that Christians on earth

Nov 1, 2012

All Saints’ Day

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All Saints’ Day celebrates the reality that the saints (set-apart-ones) in this realm are one with the saints in the heavenly realm.  We are surrounded by those who have gone before us (Heb 11:1-12:1).  Believers are “saints by calling.”  Saints don’t feel like saints.  They seek to live their lives in a way that is