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Jym Shorts - May 31, 2018

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I am not by nature drawn to showing hospitality. I don’t like large groups of people. I don’t like a messy house. I am frugal (a euphemism for cheap) and that means I am anxious about mud on my carpet, worn out couches, scratches on the walls, the grocery bill, and other things that...

Jym Shorts - April 26, 2018

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One of the hard things about moving into middle age is watching those who were in middle age graduate to their twilight years. I distinctly remember watching my grandpa walk across one of his fields a few years ago and for the first time he looked old. He had farmed his entire life and carried...

Jym Shorts - March 1, 2018

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There is something tremendously humbling about trying to pastor a church in the neighborhood where you grew up.  Rarely does a Sunday go by when I am not teaching or preaching and I look out and see someone who knew me as a teenager.  I hate knowing that many of you knew me in the...

Jym Shorts - December 14, 2017

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I find it interesting that despite the growing secularization of our culture, Christmas still overflows with Christian symbols and sounds. Nativity scenes dot the landscape and scripture and theology can be heard echoing across the radio waves and throughout the aisles of department stores...

Jym Shorts - June 15, 2017

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I love being a dad. I love the constant activity around the house, the games, the lectures, the noise, and the adventure that each day brings. I love chasing them around the house, telling them stories, and pestering their mother together. I am also terrified of being a dad. Of all of the...

Jym Shorts - March 23, 2017

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Hebrews 11 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It reads like an all-star team of redemptive history. It is filled with sinners who, by faith, followed hard after God despite many reasons not to. Abraham left his family and his security not knowing where he was going and then once he...

Jym Shorts - March 2, 2017

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I made a tragic mistake the other day…I read the comment section at the end of an online article. I generally avoid reading the unintelligible drivel that is so pervasive on the internet, but for some reason I was drawn to it. I can’t remember what the article was about, but I was...

Jym Shorts - December 29, 2016

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The Gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy that often means very little to most of us. This opening chapter, however, is the culmination of the entire Old Testament as it highlights the faithful preservation of God’s promised seed mentioned way back in Genesis 3:15. In each and every...

Jym Shorts - December 22, 2016

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Christmas is one of the most enigmatic seasons in our country. While culture has found an ability to remove almost every Christian reference and monument from daily life, it has been unable to keep the religious overtones out of Christmas. Try as they might, images of the Christ-child, the...

Jym Shorts - December 1, 2016

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As Pastor Jym was preaching the first sermon in the advent series titled “Born to Die,” I was struck by the dark side of Christmas that we often overlook with sugar binges, happy carols, and holiday decorations. Sure, I know that Good Friday is only a few months away and that...

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