Tag Archives: faithful service

On Churches and Church Members

They were riding the wave. Part of a winning team. Their stats were all going the right way. Love and faith? Service and patient endurance? All trending upwards. Their “latter works exceeding the first.” As a whole, things were going … Continue reading

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The Command and The Promise

He understood the prophetic word he heard. He got the vision that was revealed. That’s what it says of Daniel, in the opening verse of Daniel 10, about the revelation he received in the third year of Cyrus king of … Continue reading

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Content to be a Friend of the Bridegroom

You gotta love John the Baptizer. Sure, maybe his attire was a little unorthodox. And I’m not sure I would run out and buy a new breakfast cereal that he created with his own “secret ingredients.” But spend just a … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Awake

Anticipation. The act of anticipating. Of regarding something as possible and taking action to be prepared. Of looking forward to something in the future with a present readiness. The opposite of anticipation? Being unaware. Unengaged. Not ready. Asleep at the … Continue reading

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Found Faithful

Ours is a celebrity culture. In the world, and in the church, we have a way of gravitating toward those we perceive to be something special. We want to be part of a following. We love being in a parade … Continue reading

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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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Filling Jars and Seeing the Glory

The glory was manifest that day. And while the disciples had front row seats, what’s capturing my thoughts are the no-name servants who were actually “on stage” as part of the drama. So this morning, I’m thinking about the connection … Continue reading

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