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A Reluctant God?

I read on Facebook recently a post from a minister I have personally known for 50 years, who has been told by his physician that he is dying after a four-year battle with disease. I pray that he will recover. In one of 500+ comments [...]

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

The above title, "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!" is taken from a Broadway musical that was popular in the United States in the 1960s and revived in the 1980s. It concluded with the song "What Kind of Fool Am I?". The title [...]

It’s a New Year! Really?

Now that we have celebrated Christmas in all its glory, and have done so religiously as well as commercially, we are immediately face-to-face with what we call the New Year. But is it really the start of the year? The Jewish calendar has a specific [...]

Call His Name Jesus

Joseph, who was engaged to Mary, discovered "before they came together [that] she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly" (Matthew 1:18b-19 ESV). [...]

Jesus and God’s Word

In a recent post I shared the importance of Jesus' statement, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 [ESV], quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3). The Word of God is the first [...]

Man Shall Not Live by Krispy Kremes® Alone

"Peter, you'd better explain yourself." Well, I can better paraphrase the text as "Man shall not live by Praise and Worship alone." I want to emphasize the truth as applicable to today's expression of the church. In fact, you could replace any object and the truth [...]

Every Believer Needs A Eureka Moment

Ephesians is loaded with truth, and there is just one word that I want to focus on to amplify the title above. But first, let's look at the "address on the envelope." Ephesians was definitely written to Christians: "to the saints who are in Ephesus, [...]

Believer: God Cares For You

Many times over many decades I've been lifted in a challenging time by just one verse of scripture. And I'm not alone, as an internet search will quickly reveal. Here's the verse I'm talking about, and its not even a complete sentence: "Casting all your [...]

Happy Birthday, Church!

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place" (Acts 2:1 KJV). Pentecost (the word means fifty) was the Harvest feast in the Jewish calendar, and was always celebrated on the 50th day after the first [...]

Go Tell How Much The Lord Has Done

Previously on Lessons from the Great Physician: Lesson One: Establish the will of God Lesson Two: Accept the authority of God's Word Lesson Three: Recognize your family rights Lesson Four: Have Faith in your own faith The fifth lesson from the Great Physician is found [...]

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