Author Archives: Pete

The Future is Now

I know it’s an apocalyptic vision for the future, but I’m thinking there’s a sense in which it is also an appropriate view for the present. Hovering over Revelation 12 and mesmerized a bit by “a great red dragon.” A … Continue reading

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Tell Me About Your Disciples

You sneaky high priest! They’ve pulled the trigger. Operation “Destroy Jesus” has begun. Phase I, arrest in the garden, complete. Now, for the trial. But, what were the charges again? What’s He done wrong? Oh, don’t worry about that, we’ll … Continue reading

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Being Kept, Being Sanctified

Soon they would be soloing. Their three-year apprenticeship would give way to their life’s calling. But the world had changed a lot over the three years since they first met Jesus. Actually, it wasn’t the world that had changed, it … Continue reading

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Forever Our Shepherd

Learned a new theological term this Fall in our study of the attributes of God – simplicity. God’s simplicity, or to use a more modern term His unity, asserts that God is not a composition of His attributes but that … Continue reading

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Return to Me

I don’t know. Maybe reading the prophets during a pandemic isn’t such a good idea — at least if you don’t want to think about the possibility that God allows what’s happening on earth below in order to point our … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds Behind the Door

John first hears what the Spirit says to the churches on earth (Rev. 2 & 3), and then in Revelation 4, he’s invited to experience what those who overcome will experience in heaven. We often refer to the “pearly gates” … Continue reading

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The Days When God Watched Over Me

We’re meant to identify with Job. While the degree of our sufferings might not approach his, our suffering is still our suffering. And we especially connect with Job when we don’t know the why’s or wherefore’s of what we’re going … Continue reading

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On Earth as In Heaven

Mone. It seems the Greek word is only used twice in the Bible. Both times used by John in his gospel. Both times used in John 14. Once to speak of a heavenly anticipation. Once to speak of an earthly … Continue reading

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Not An Orphan

Sometimes, you just need a fallback position. When everything around you seems like shifting sand, when nothing seems predictable, when you find yourself waiting for another shoe to drop (and realizing that whoever’s wearing those shoes has way more than … Continue reading

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Pay Attention to Me?

Hovering over Job 23 this morning. And it occurs to me that Job’s issue wasn’t that he didn’t know who God was. I actually think Job had a pretty accurate understanding of the nature of God. He acknowledges God as … Continue reading

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