Tag Archives: call to faithfulness

A Privilege or a Pain?

Ask me to think about moving the ark of the covenant and I immediately think about the poor guy who instinctively put out his hand and grabbed the ark to keep it from falling when the oxen pulling the cart … Continue reading

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A Gospel Paradox

Peter wrote to stir up his readers (2:13). He wanted to arouse their thinking, to wake them up from any spiritual slumber. And so he comes out of the gate with, what seems to me, is a bit of a … Continue reading

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Wholehearted, Authentic Faithfulness

Reading in Jeremiah. And something I know I’ve read multiple times hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. I’ve often heard it said, and I’ve said it as well, that sin is sin. And while it’s true that … Continue reading

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Stop Limping!

It’s gotta be among the top 5 Bible stories. The odds are perfect for high drama, 450:1. And the tension in the air is palpable. Everyone’s cranky! The king’s cranky because Elijah won’t cut him any slack. The people are … Continue reading

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An Entrusted Stewardship

Perspective. It makes all the difference, doesn’t it? It’s the difference between the cup being half-full or half-empty. The difference between being discouraged by how far we have to go and being jazzed by how far we’ve come. And, as … Continue reading

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Fear Mounds

Read a familiar story in Matthew’s gospel this morning, but with anything but a familiar impact. Kind of how the Spirit works . . . He will convict concerning sin (Jn. 16:8). Jesus told the story of a man who … Continue reading

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What Is It About Egypt?

It’s true . . . denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. I’m reading in Jeremiah this morning and a bit astounded at the story that plays out in Judah immediately after the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of … Continue reading

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