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Why Every Life Is Valuable, Imago Dei - PART 2

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In the issue of the Coggins Courier, we considered what it means to be created in the image of God. We noted that Carl F. Henry summarizes the Protestant Reformed view of mankind being made in the image of God (imago Dei, Latin for “image of God”) as, “By the imago the Protestant Reformers understood especially humankind’s state of original purity, in accordance wi...

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Why Every Life Is Valuable, Imago Dei - PART 1

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Human life has become cheap. When public officials and lawmakers stand and applause for the passing of a law that allows the murderous taking of the life of infants moments before exiting the womb, we may be sure that the moral and spiritual degradation of such leaders is complete. ...

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Gospel Grand-parenting, Part 2, Being Intentional

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Kids love visiting grandparents! Why is this true? Because grandparents are loving and take great interest in their grandchildren. Dad and mom are often overloaded, over-worked and overwhelmed with the responsibilities of a being in the building stage of life and having a house full of children. Not to let dad and mom off the hook, but grandparents are typically in a diffe...

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Love Is, Love Does

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Some might say 1 Corinthians 13 has been quoted too much, which can cause words to lose their meaning....

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Making Room For Prayer

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In John 17:1-5 we see that our Lord and Savior prayed first for himself. We should note that if Christ Jesus, who was God incarnate and without sin, needed to pray, how much more do we need to be given to prayer? We should never think that we can live for God with our prayer. Jesus prayed. He taught the disciples to pray (Luke 11:1-4). God’s house was to be a house of pr...

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Excited to Be the Pastor of Coggins Church (August 2017)

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My family and I would like to thank everyone for the very warm welcome we have received since our arrival to Lexington! Coming to shepherd this congregation is such a blessing. We are thankful to our God for calling us to Coggins to lead in His Kingdom work....

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Soul Food - Books that Blessed Me in 2018

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great 19th Century Baptist preacher, and pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle once said, “Visit many books, but live in the Bible.” With such profound counsel as a guide, before I mention a few of the more helpful books that entered my study in 2018, let me first emphasize the importance of Holy Scripture in life. ...

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New Year, New You!

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Even with your New Year’s Resolutions, did you step across the threshold of midnight into 2019 any different than you had been at the end of December? Did you wake up to a new you?...

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Missions or Worship, Which Comes First?

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Is the church’s primary responsibility to win the lost or to worship God?...

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Christmas In Eden, The Promised Deliverer of Genesis 3:15

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The idea of a coming deliverer runs deep in Jewish belief and spans the gamut of biblical history. ...

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