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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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Done Deal But Not Done Dealing

Ours is a faith of holy tensions. Many of our foundations and principles for navigating life as Christians are not just either/or, but rather both/and. For example, God is sovereign and we have free will. Jesus will build His church … Continue reading

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