Author Archives: Pete

Adoration Connected to Donation

Hovering over some verses in Deuteronomy this morning which put a bit of a different lens on how we might think about our giving to the Lord. “Each year you are to set aside a tenth of all the produce … Continue reading

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For Your Own Good

Honestly, as I think back over those first years (decades?) of being born again, I wonder how much I thought obedience was just the “price” I had to pay for heaven? That it was the “quid” expectation of my life … Continue reading

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What Jesus Could Have Prayed

Hovering over Matthew 26 this morning and a garden. A garden called Gethsemane, born of another garden, Eden. A garden of obedience made necessary because of a garden of disobedience. A garden of divine prayer, God’s response to a garden … Continue reading

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Active Waiting

It wasn’t the wilderness just because it was physically the wilderness. No, beyond the barrenness around him was the abiding sense of a desert within him. His world had been turned upside down as he was forced to flee his … Continue reading

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No One!

Sometimes, when all you can do is groan, you just need to remember: no domination, no accusation, no condemnation, no separation. Finishing up Romans 8 this morning. Considering the sufferings of this present time and that they are not worth … Continue reading

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We’re All Gonna Snooze

I know you have to be careful about mapping every detail of a parable to some reality. That there’s a main point to Jesus’ stories which should be the reader’s primary focus, and that seeing a story behind every point … Continue reading

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Not What I Would Have Prayed

It doesn’t seem fair. Sure, he rebelled, if you can call it that (God does). But it wasn’t like the way they had rebelled. The community refused to enter the land flowing with milk and honey, and then they continued … Continue reading

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Grace Will Reign — Part 2 . . . An OT Thing as Well

Wah, wah, wah! Somebody call a wahm-bulance! Why did we ever leave Egypt? Moses, why did you bring us to the wilderness to die? Where is this land flowing with milk and honey? We’re thirsty! It must have been tiresome … Continue reading

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Grace Will Reign

“Death through Adam and Life through Christ”, that’s the heading in my bible for the latter part of Romans 5. The contrasting impacts between the first man’s disobedience and the God-Man’s obedience. The first providing sin the opportunity to infect … Continue reading

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A Hope That Will Not Disappoint

Honestly, when I prayed my feeble “sinner’s prayer” 45 years ago, what I think I wanted most was peace in my world and some assurance of a better next world. The next world had come in focus as a result … Continue reading

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