The Ways Of The World And The Lover Of Our Souls

The Ways Of The World And The Lover Of Our Souls

“If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” ~Luke 7.39   "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I...

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Recognition Is The Heart of Believing

Recognition Is The Heart of Believing

"I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.” ~John1.34     As John the Baptist began his ministry, he didn't know who he was looking for, but he knew God sent him to proclaim the coming Messiah (John 1.6-8, 23). Imagine John seeing...

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The Word Of Christ, God’s Richest Blessing

The Word Of Christ, God’s Richest Blessing

Several years ago my church hosted an evening women’s event. I was not able to go, but heard from friends who were there about an incident that left some people feeling uncomfortable. Shortly afterward I ran into another friend, the MC of the event, and mentioned to...

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You Can Trust The One Who Knows Every End

You Can Trust The One Who Knows Every End

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. ~Is. 46.10     Relationships are built on trust. It is very difficult to have any sort of intimate, lasting, or fulfilling relationship with someone we do not trust.  ...

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God Reigns In The Stillness Of Your Heart

God Reigns In The Stillness Of Your Heart

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46.10     What do Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, and Idi Amin have in common? They were rulers of countries or vast...

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Beware Of The Influence Of Counterfeit Power

Beware Of The Influence Of Counterfeit Power

…the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me. ~John 14.30   Counterfeit Power   Sin entered the world when, instead of resisting Satan, Adam and Eve chose to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Gen. 3.1-7) Since that time, all of...

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Here Is The Best Verdict Of All

Here Is The Best Verdict Of All

“Guilty!” the judge announces with confidence. Evidence was presented. Arguments were made. Witnesses were called. A conclusion was reached. And the trial is over.   We are all familiar with the courtroom scene. It is played out over and over in TV dramas and...

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COVID-19 And The Urgent Need For Perspective

COVID-19 And The Urgent Need For Perspective

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” ~Ex.17.3     There’s no doubt thirst can be a powerful force. It doesn’t...

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A Look At The Joy of Living in the Shadow

A Look At The Joy of Living in the Shadow

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”    ~Ps. 91.1-2   In our culture there is a negative aspect to living in someone’s shadow. We want...

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Two Funerals And A Look At The Lessons Learned

Two Funerals And A Look At The Lessons Learned

I recently attended two funerals in 8 days. The back to back funerals couldn’t have been more different. The first was for an 87 year-old aunt who lived a full life and was adored by her family. She never missed a family gathering and had an adventurous spirit right...

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