Author Archives: Pete

A Promise

I don’t think that I’ve ever marked the verse as a “promise” before, but this morning it seemed not only appropriate, but so comforting. In this post- quarantine, mid-pandemic season, when leaving our homes seems to be the right thing … Continue reading

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When Did He Become the Lord?

That the two words “popped” wasn’t just my imagination this morning. That such a very common phrase jumped off the page demanded some attention, some follow up. Exactly why, I’m not sure. But chew on the words I must. Chew … Continue reading

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At Work in You

The gospel found severe opposition at Thessalonica. After Paul proclaimed the good news there and presented the evidence that Jesus was the Christ, though persuading some of the Jews and a “great many of the devout Greeks”, the Jewish religious … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Do It

Paul writes to the Ephesians that we are God’s workmanship, “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). If that’s true (spoiler alert: it is . . . ), … Continue reading

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Whatever the LORD Pleases

Hovering over a verse in Psalm 135 this morning. Actually, not so much hovering as I am using it as a springboard. Noodling on a truth well known, but thinking of some its implications that may too easily be taken … Continue reading

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A Blessing Within Reach

Who doesn’t want a blessing? Who isn’t looking for good things to come their way, especially in difficult times? I’m guessing no one. But I’m also wondering this morning if sometimes we fail to realize the source of blessing which, … Continue reading

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Justice and Equity to All

I know that often, when it comes to Bible reading, our filters factor in to what catches our attention. Whether it’s what’s going on in our lives as individuals, or in our gospel community as a church body, or in … Continue reading

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Walk in That

Don’t know that I have a lot to say this morning. Don’t know that I should if I’m meditating on the quieted soul. After all, the songwriter’s picture of a weaned child isn’t that of a wailing child. A baby … Continue reading

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Not the Opposite

Jesus and His disciples sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which, writes Luke, “is opposite Galilee” (Luke 8:26). The region of the Gerasenes was “over against” the land of Galilee. And as I hover over this passage in Luke … Continue reading

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Seeing How We Hear

As I hover over this six word command to obey, it impresses me as being a pretty weighty charge by Jesus to His disciples. Foundational for their growth as followers of Christ. Insightful as to a spiritual dynamic that dictates … Continue reading

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