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We Are Not of Those

They needed endurance. The going continued to get tough, and some of those who had so far toughed it out were now considering getting going. As they became known as followers of Christ, some were publicly exposed to reproach and … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit with Patience

Noticing this morning that one of these things is not like the other. Hovering over Luke’s account of Jesus’ telling of the parable of the sower. Pretty familiar story. Easy to skim because of the familiarity. But for some reason … Continue reading

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A Faultfinder? Nope!

Most often when a Scripture “speaks to me”, if it’s not of God’s greatness or goodness, it’s a word to me of caution or correction. But this morning, as I continue to hover over God’s One-on-one with Job, I’m encouraged. … Continue reading

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It Makes All the Difference

Continuing to try to track the argument of a man racked with pain — emotional, spiritual, and physical. Job’s getting bolder but, at least for this guy in the chair, not always clearer. Nevertheless, here’s what I’m picking up from … Continue reading

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Last Words among Last Words

Wrapped up about 20 days in 1 and 2 Peter. Peter’s last letters to those taking it in the teeth for Jesus. Peter’s final exhortations for those in the pressure cooker of oppression, dispersion, and some confusion about the end … Continue reading

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A Steadfast Life

The weight of the pandemic is still being felt. Just a few months ago we thought we were turning a corner only to soon realize it was a blind corner and there was a truck heading our way on our … Continue reading

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A Directed Heart

My first inclination is to think that the Thessalonians lived in a time and circumstance totally different than mine. Their first century church was planted amidst some pretty hostile conditions (Acts 17:1-10) and the opposition continued even after Paul was … Continue reading

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The Righteous Judgment of God

Sometimes a verse grabs me because I think I get it. Whether it’s a light going on for the first time, or for a fresh time, I chew on it because I think I’m picking up what’s being laid down … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Courageous and Do It

When Moses spoke the words to the Israelites, they were about to enter into a land of promise in which they would have to dispossess those who already possessed it (Deut. 31:6). When he spoke the words to Joshua (Deut. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Shirt On

I meet with a buddy on Thursday nights. We met last night. We were both tired. Feeling it physically, feeling it emotionally, and if we’re honest, kinda feeling it spiritually. Weary is the word that kept coming up in the … Continue reading

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