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    God's Favoritism of Ethnic Israel

    Is there any sense in which God still favors/blesses ethnic Israel over and above other people groups? Galatians 3:28, "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus", so it seems that there is no ethnic favoritism...
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    Are Children Always a Blessing?

    Regardless of how many children you have, if you have another, should that be considered a blessing from God? If so, then why would we prevent it? Disclaimer: 1. I would answer yes to the first question. 2. I am unsure about what I would say about the second one. This is a more...
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    Preventing a Natural Blessing

    Is it lawful/wise to actively and continually seek to prevent yourself from receiving a blessing that naturally occurs? I can think of sometimes refusing something that would be a blessing in certain contexts and for short periods. e.g., my mother-in-law recently purchased some diapers for...
  4. raekwon

    The Benediction

    Our pastor has been on sabbatical for a number of weeks, and I've either filled the pulpit or led the liturgy during this time. A few of those weeks, I have pronounced a benediction at the end of the service. (There is also an ordained EPC teaching elder in our congregation who has administered...