Tag Archives: redemption

Like Father Like Son

Yesterday morning I was thinking about what it looks for God to rejoice. Jesus taught that “there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Lk. 15:10). And if the angels are before the throne of … Continue reading

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Always a Song to Sing

He wanted to sing again. He wanted songs of praise to flow freely and words of worship to be offered up once more before his God. But no matter how hard the songwriter tried, he couldn’t. ‘Cause life was really, … Continue reading

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What A Story!

Ezekiel 16 has got to be one of the most amazing passages in all of Scripture. Not just because of the story told, but because it reveals that God is a Storyteller. His tale of a city, Jerusalem, waxes poetic … Continue reading

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Remedy for a Deluded Heart

Crazy! That’s what it is. Isaiah doesn’t use the word, but that’s kind of what he’s saying. Crazy! Give your head a shake, man! The same tree that you cut down and burn for fuel, you also fashion into a … Continue reading

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Plentiful Redemption

Had a chat with someone yesterday morning about how hard it is to have potato chips or ice cream in the house. As in, if they’re in the house, they soon won’t be. As in, I can’t eat just one. … Continue reading

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Qualified

I may not be perfect, but I am sufficient. Might have a long way to go, but I have all the power I need. The bar might be set pretty high, but I’ve already cleared it. The inheritance might be … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Today

I’m chewing on the fact that they did not understand. That the disciples didn’t get it. That to the followers of Jesus it made no sense. It just didn’t add up. And, as I mull over it, it shouldn’t have … Continue reading

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The Effort for One Man

Lord willing, I’m covering the pulpit this weekend. Don’t do it very often so, when I do, it can become a source of anxiety (don’t know if that’s the right word, exactly) as the immensity of preaching God’s word is … Continue reading

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The Old, Old Story

Hovering over Psalm 136 this morning. A song of repetition. Not hard to pick up what the songwriter’s laying down: . . . for His steadfast love endures forever. Twenty-six verses in the psalm. Twenty-six times the heartbeat of the … Continue reading

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An Escapee

Singing a song of ascent this morning, literally, to a tune I heard on a Gaither video (both likely written around the same time 🙂 ). An if / then song. If this had not been true, then that would … Continue reading

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