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Chris Jacobsen

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Preparing for the Feast

by Chris Jacobsen Today I’m continuing a sermon series on the sacraments, beginning a two-week focus on the Lord’s Supper. In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul warns his readers not to eat the Lord’s Supper “in an unworthy manner,” lest they bring judgement…
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A Prayer for Peace

God of Peace, You created the heavens and the earth, and all that we see and experience all around us. After each day of creation, you said “It is Good.” But the world as we experience it is not always…
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Remembering My Baptism

by Chris Jacobsen Today I am beginning a sermon series on the sacraments. We’ll be examining baptism this week and next week, and then we’ll spend two weeks on the Lord’s Supper. Preaching on the subject of baptism has me…
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Missing Church

by Chris Jacobsen I’m missing church today. I’m driving my family back from a two-week vacation to visit family in the Midwest. A fortieth wedding anniversary celebration, multiple family pictures, and a four-and-a-half-year-old with the stomach flu, and now our…
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Lenten Parables

by Chris Jacobsen “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” Luke 9:54b As I prepared a couple of weeks ago for an Ash Wednesday sermon, I couldn’t believe what I was…
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Scalia, Ginsburg, the Trinity, and Us

by Chris Jacobsen Debra Rienstra is away today. We welcome guest blogger, Chris Jacobsen. Chris is lead pastor of Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He and his wife Sarah have three year old twins, who remind him…