Hogmanay and a Happy New Year

We brought in the New Year with our growing family. Since the children have left home a few years ago, Elizabeth and I have become accustomed to watching their lives from a distance. However, there are happy reunions when they make their occasional and seasonal return to Ebenezer, and this Hogmanay was one of them. …

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Vain worship of God and a mark of effective Christianity

Jesus teaches about worshipping God in vain Mark 7:7. Vain worship is "empty" worship, devoid of proper content. Scripture teaches that worship which does not lead to social justice is vain worship. Look at Isaiah 1:11-19; Malachi 2:13; and Mark 7:7,10-13. Isaiah 1:11-19 shows that true worship is not about outward forms but it requires …

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