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Good Friday Devotional 2013

Please join me as we remember — in fasting (if you are able), prayer and meditation — the final day of Jesus’ initial earthly life, as the cross loomed, and then became a very real and eternally meaningful reality. Please … Continue reading

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Defining “the Gospel” Well.

Like most teachers of the Bible, I notice the word “gospel” comes out of my mouth with great frequency.  Most of the time people seem to understand what I’m talking about but, in private moments I wonder if I’ve sufficiently … Continue reading

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Which Bible Translation?

When the King James Version (KJV) was the only game in town, it must have been nice to have everyone literally “on the same page” during corporate Bible study.  Things couldn’t remain that way, however, because the KJV was translated … Continue reading

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I’m a Christian, Now What? (Part 1)

You’ve just taken the big step.  You placed your faith in Jesus Christ.  You are probably wondering what’s next.  The first answer is that there are a lot of things you could do.  This is a relationship with a living … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Project Feed

Starting this Fall, we return to our series “Gospel Soaked” in the book of Romans.  We’ll be exploring Paul’s famous words, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your … Continue reading

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Is it possible to test for spiritual growth?

No. And yes. The master of spiritual growth is the Spirit and only he can guide us. But the Spirit works through people and the OPISO people want to help position you to sense the leading and work of the … Continue reading

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About OPISO

2000 years ago a few average guys strapped on their sandals, fell in behind a Jewish carpenter and began a seemingly ordinary trek across the dusty roads of Israel. By the end of the journey, however, their lives had been … Continue reading

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This Blog is Messed Up

OK, not entirely, but there is something missing. While we hope to build community through OPISO, we want to be real about the limitations of cyber-friends. If you really want to grow, you need flesh and blood in your life. … Continue reading

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