Tag Archives: working out our salvation

My Story

Chewing on some verses in Isaiah this morning. So much I still don’t really understand of the prophet’s writings. So much to navigate. For example, what day is “in that day”? When is that day? What in the prophetic writing … Continue reading

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Better Things

They were tares. Just weeds. They looked like the same good seed when they were planted with the wheat, but they weren’t wheat. Mixed in, at first, without anyone noticing any difference. But as time passed, and things grew, the … 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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Have Faith in God

Honestly, for me they can be kind of uncomfortable verses to hover over. They’re verses about faith and prayer . . . audacious prayer and unwavering faith. Prayer that involves moving mountains and faith that doesn’t doubt it will happen. … Continue reading

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Great Responsibility

Chewing on the opening verses of 2Peter this morning. And I know Peter the apostle wasn’t talking to Peter Parker (aka Spiderman for those of you with no connection to the Marvel universe), but what comes to mind as I … Continue reading

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Better Things

The writer to the Hebrews wanted to move on. Though he fought for the faith of these wavering Jewish believers, he wasn’t content to let them keep spinning their wheels on the basics. Kind of akin to Elijah, in essence … Continue reading

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Things

“Finally,” says Paul, for the second time in this letter to the Philippians. He got side-tracked a bit after his first “finally” (3:1). But now he’s gonna wrap up this short letter for real. And in the portion I read … Continue reading

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