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What Can I Render?

Chewing on a couple of different passages this morning, one from the psalms and one from Galatians. And the more I chew on these thoughts from Psalm 116 and Galatians 5, the more they blend together. The question asked and … Continue reading

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Of New Garments, New Wineskins, and New Wine

Chewing on the Pharisees’ confrontation with Jesus at the end of Luke 5 this morning. They’re looking for anything to discredit this upstart Teacher who is calling people–including even tax collectors and sinners–to repentance and to follow Him (5:27-32). Jesus … Continue reading

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Stride Freely Through Wide Open Spaces

Maybe it’s because I’m literally perched on the edge of the ocean. Maybe it’s because there’s something awe-invoking about broad and wide expanses. Or maybe it’s because I’m still savoring my previous reading and the thought of saints comprehending the … Continue reading

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Fully Convinced

Hovering over Romans 14 this morning. Funny thing, this Christian freedom we have. While we are free as to the law, yet we are bound by consequence. Nothing is unclean in and of itself, and yet everything can be unclean … Continue reading

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New Wineskins

They weren’t crazy about John’s message, but his methods, at least, seemed in line. The amount of time spent in fasting by his disciples seemed consistent with what righteousness demanded. And they were seen offering prayers in the temple often … Continue reading

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A Wide Place

It’s the reaction of the old man which sees obedience as restrictive. Paul says that it’s the flesh’s natural reflex to balk at the commands of God. It’s the dynamic of the old heart which when it hears, “Do not … Continue reading

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