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They Walked Too

Hovering over the opening verses of John 8 this morning. You know, the ones marked with the note that says “The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53 – 8:11.” Never really sure what to do with that. A. Skip them? … Continue reading

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The King Who Loves the Church

Hovering over Esther 2 this morning and my mind goes down the path of Esther as a type, or a foreshadowing, of the church. . . . the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace … Continue reading

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Seeking the Seeker

They were both seeking that day. One, desperately. While the other, however, was just “passing through.” The desperate one could barely see above the crowd for he was “small in stature.” But the Other saw everyone, and everything, clearly — … Continue reading

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His Perfect Patience

Thank God I’m not Jesus. Or I think there may have been fewer synagogues left standing at the end of the day or, at the very least, fewer synagogue rulers. Reading in Luke 13 and, for some reason, I’m particularly … Continue reading

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According to the Riches of His Grace

If there’s anything I should be picking up from what Paul is laying down in the opening verses of Ephesians, it’s that those who are blessed by God should be quick to declare, “Blessed be God!” I never tire of … Continue reading

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The Cross Cancels the Curse

I start reading Psalm 109 and, at first, it has a messianic ring to it. Messianic like Psalm 22 is messianic, the opening verses (v. 1-5) portraying a suffering servant. Wicked and deceitful mouths are speaking lies against the songwriter, … Continue reading

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God’s Dealing with Us

Hovering over Psalm 103 this morning. A familiar friend. A welcome reminder. A catalyst for worship. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not … Continue reading

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An Audacious Ask

He had ascended the mountain and the LORD had descended in the cloud. He had taken his position in the cleft of the rock, and God had covered him with His hand. He had longed to get up close and … Continue reading

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Gen R

Gen Z. That’s the latest generation to be named, characterized, and surveyed like crazy by sociologists. This current generation. Those born since 1996. Not to be confused with the millennials before them or the Gen X-ers and Gen Y-ers before … Continue reading

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The True Grace of God

Wrapped up 1Peter this morning. What a great letter! A letter for all those who are suffering. Maybe not in the same way these first century saints suffered for their faith, but applicable, I think, for anyone who is under … Continue reading

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