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Commended Through Their Faith

They were people of promise. A promise that they would be an innumerable people, that they would possess a land flowing with milk and honey, and that they would know, and make known to all nations, blessings unimaginable (Gen. 12:1-3). … Continue reading

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Focused Faith

If He had the power to stop it (and He did), then He had the power to prevent it from starting in the first place. If He could rebuke the wind and the sea, He could have restrained the wind … Continue reading

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The Context of Faith

A telescope is a telescope. But depending on which end you hold up to your eye, it provides a very different view of the world. In order for a telescope to do what a telescope was made to do, you … Continue reading

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Fruitful in Affliction

Nobody really likes the desert. I’m guessing, if they had the choice, most people would look to escape the storm. Say what you want about trials, testings, and terrible situations, and the potential benefits of being in the crucible, but, … Continue reading

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Faith Begets Faith

It was a faith journey. To go to Jesus, in the first place, required faith. Sure, he was desperate–his son was ill and at the point of death. But he was also a man of some standing–an official in Herod’s … Continue reading

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Tested, Genuine Faith

Honestly, it takes faith to buy what Peter’s selling about faith, this morning. I have to believe what Peter says about belief. I have to trust that what he says about trust is true. That it’s more precious than gold. … Continue reading

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A “How Long O Lord” Song

It’s not a happy song. Not gonna set your toe to tapping. It’s a sad song. A lament. I’m guessing it was written after the Babylonian invasion. Also referred to as the Chaldeans, these nation conquerors had added Israel to … Continue reading

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Prove Me, O LORD!

Sitting in my daughter’s apartment in Los Angeles and feeling full after an extended time of reading the Word and chewing on God’s goodness. This afternoon I read of God’s mighty hand of deliverance from Egyptian slavery and of His … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Hate

I once heard it said that the opposite of love isn’t necessarily hate as much as it is indifference or apathy. The argument being along the lines that if a father saw their child in imminent danger and, though not … Continue reading

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You Believe? Believe More!

Not gonna lie (not that I normally do), if the two sisters were to mark out opposite end points of a continuum, I probably fall more often on the Martha side then I do the Mary side. In the past … Continue reading

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