Veritas Vitae is the "Truth Lives" in Latin. These blogs tell the truth in different forms, in different ways, of what God's word says, and what God is doing in and through His people at Anchor Community!

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13 Letters Romans

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

13 Letters A Survey of Romans Intro “Protestants have made Paul a great hero, and they are therefore suspicious of him.”   NT Wright   This statement by NT Wright is all too true. Many evangelicals see Paul as some sort of perfect human, sort of like Muslims see ...

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The Final Justice of God Part #2

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to the sermon go to The Final Justice of God Part #2 “Are you not like the Cushites to me, O people of Israel?” declares the LORD. “Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Syrians from Kir? 8 Behold, the eyes of ...

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The Glory of God Includes Both His Perfect Justice and Loving Mercy

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to the sermon go to The Glory of God Includes Both His Perfect Justice and Loving Mercy Often our view of who God is is defined by our experiences rather than His word. God is truly a loving, merciful and gracious God. After all 1 John reminds us that "God is love!"  But God ...

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True Story...The Hero That Died For the Villain

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to the sermon, go to The True Story...The Hero Dies For The Villain The resurrection of Jesus gives us an incredible, undeniable and irreducible hope in the midst of life’s pain. It provides a much larger hope that can take us through life's incredible trials and tribulations, and ...

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The Non Desirable 'Day of the Lord'

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to the sermon go to The Non Desirable Day of the Lord As we saw last week, the centerpiece of the book and the passage was found in Amos 5:8 where God reminds Israel that "Yahweh is His name!" and they should know that if they were going to continue to disobey God. They needed to know ...

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Seek and You Shall Find

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to this sermon go to Seek and You Shall Find Humanity's biggest problem is that the greatness and glory are lost on finite minds, and found when we truly seek Him, or better, when He seeks us! In our study today, we see Amos emphasizing the God that the Israelite's are rejecting when ...

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Is God Loving and Just?

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to this sermon go to Holiness and Joy Part #2 Is it possible that God's demand for our obedience is not antithetical to our own desire for our joy and happiness? How about if that answer was an astounding YES! We are created to worship and obey God and His commands are not for His own ...

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Cruelty and the Image of God

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

To listen to the sermon go to The Evil of Cruelty To the Image of God We are working through the book of the Prophet of Amos. The Prophet's sermon has taken us through 5 cities that have been judged by God for the evil they have perpetrated on humanity. Today, we are looking at a sixth city ...

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Let Justice Roll: Martin Luther King/Sanctity of Life Day Day

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

This weekend much of the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Day. It was also Sanctity of Life Day. I'm not sure if that was planned or just a coincidence, but they certainly share a common denominator, justice for the oppressed and innocent. As we have been going through the book of Amos, ...

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Can Social Justice and the Gospel Co-Exist

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Posted by Michael Gunn on

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him Proverbs 14:31 Over the years there has been intense debate regarding what some term the “Social Gospel” versus the proclaimed gospel. One side demands that we preach only the gospel of ...

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