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A Use It or Lose It Thing

That they were struggling is evident. That they were complicit is also evident. To be sure, taking a stand for Jesus within the predominant Jewish community of the first century wasn’t for the faint of heart. While many believed that … Continue reading

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The Pursuit and The Promise

Hovering over Proverbs 2 this morning. Almost overwhelmed with the sense that we need to desperately pursue the word of God if we are going to have any chance of walking in this world with our witness in tact. What’s … Continue reading

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Deal Bountifully, Open My Eyes, Hold My Hand

I think I’ve really believed it for some time now. But as I hover over it afresh this morning, I believe it more now than I’ve ever believed it. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep … Continue reading

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Blessed Are Those . . .

Started in on Psalm 119. These twenty-two readings in Psalm 119 are among the highlights of my annual reading plan. Twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each. Each line of each stanza beginning with the same letter of the twenty-two letter … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Sing

To sing, or not to sing, that is the question. At least for some. And, a few weeks ago, for us as elders as we anticipated our church gathering again in our building this Sunday. Lot to think about when … Continue reading

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A Song for Every Season

Assuming it was David who wrote Psalm 119, I wonder what season he may have had in mind when he penned the fifty-forth verse. Did he think to his time as a boy in his father’s house tending sheep while … Continue reading

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The Sword Doing Its Work

Honestly, when I open my bible in the morning I’m counting on it being “living and active” (Heb. 4:12a). I’ve often said that reading our bibles is kind of a guaranteed encounter of the divine kind. The God-breathed Word illuminated … Continue reading

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The Implanted Word

While it’s been freely given to us, we still need to receive it. Though we’ve got it, we still need to do something with it. While it’s true that it came with our being born again, it’s also true that, … Continue reading

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Good News. Good Works.

Paul left Titus in Crete so that Titus “might put what remained into order” (Tit. 1:5a). Paul had proclaimed the gospel in town after town. And in every place where people believed, the lost sheep who were found came together … Continue reading

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Wise for Salvation

It’s a formula. May not look like it at first glance, but it is. We might not like to think that formulas should have a part in the Christian life, but sometimes they do. And, as Paul get’s ready to … Continue reading

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