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Assuming God

Would it be a fair statement that for some of us followers of Jesus (for many of us?) we might tend towards assuming God? After all, God is a given. If we didn’t believe in God we wouldn’t be following … Continue reading

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A Big Ask

Talk about praying big prayers! Talking about going for broke on the ask! Then, you’re talking about Ephesians 3:14-21. Chewing on Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers. And Paul swings for the fence. He prays first that they be “strengthened … Continue reading

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By This We Know – Part II

Yesterday, I was reminded that our salvation is more than just a profession of faith, it is more so a possession of the evidences of faith. That to claim you believe in a certain truth will manifest itself in that … Continue reading

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One Thing I Do Know

We’ve been stretching our brains considering the incommunicable attributes of God during our mid-week study. Incommunicable — 14 letters, 6 syllables — and that’s but one of the big words we’ve added to our vocabulary. Another is God’s incomprehensibility — … 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 Like No Other God

Hovering over Isaiah 45 this morning. Particularly the prophet’s words directed to a Persian king. A king called by name by a God he didn’t know. A king unaware he has been equipped by heaven to accomplish the Creator’s purposes … Continue reading

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A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

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God Has Spoken

God has spoken. That’s a key bet for our faith, isn’t it? If our God were not a communicating God, He would be but a God of our own imagination. If God has not addressed those created in His image, … Continue reading

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It’s Who You Know

She builds her house. She prepares the food and sets the table. And then she sends out messengers and calls out to all with ears to hear: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense … Continue reading

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Relying on God — Always a Good Thing

Utterly burdened. Completely overwhelmed. Beyond strength. Way past the ability to endure. Despairing even of life. Thinking this is it, it’s over, not going to make it! That’s the situation Paul describes in the opening chapter of 2Corinthians (vv. 8-9a). … Continue reading

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