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Journey in the Dark

God delights to transform lives.  There are many ways to depict this journey of transformation, but let’s focus on one example from the Old Testament.  In Psalms 130 and 131 we have a three-picture portrayal of a life transformed by God’s goodn...
by Biblical Preaching on Sep 1, 2016

How to Study the Bible: What are the broad theological themes presented?

You do not get very far into the New Testament before you are referred back to the Old Testament (Matt. 1:1). Who is David? Who is Abraham? What is their relationship to Jesus Christ? The phrase “son of David” is … Continue reading →...
by How to be saved on Aug 5, 2016

What Can You Do When Friends Let You Down In A Crisis?

God Loves YouIt is surprising who gives us discouragement. We think our friends would support us in difficult times but they can attack our decisions and turn on us or just silently withhold their support."Many are saying of me, "God will not de...

The Promise of Divine Favor - Part 6 of Walking Through Grief with the 23rd Psalm

"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." Psalm 23:5 (NIV)Probably the most difficult task I face as a pastor is helping someone navigate the painful pathway of grief...
by The Good Life on Jul 29, 2016

DIMPLES AND ICECREAM

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that literal sparkles form in my eyes. I become overwhelmed by the close to heavenliness of it. In those few moments complete bliss just…happens.  Eating ice cream.… Continue Reading… The post DIMP...
by Let There Be Pets on Jul 22, 2016

A GIRL AND HER GUN

It is a scene that is all too common at our house. Soaring red tail hawks. Their headquarters are just yards away in the massively tall trees lining the cornfield. Their screech is usually the… Continue Reading… The post A GIRL AND HER GUN ap...
by Let There Be Pets on Jul 18, 2016

Imitating God

Ephesians 5:1 says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children” As Christians, it is our duty to serve God with our lives and often times we see God as unreachable as he is truly out of reach of our … Continue reading ͛...
by How to be saved on Jul 12, 2016

Resting in the Shadow of His Wings – Psalm 91

Jesus endured temptation better than we do. We are weak, short-sighted, and sometimes selfish. Sin is fundamentally a lack of faith. At the specific moment in time that we sin, we don’t believe God will provide or we don’t believe … Continu...
by How to be saved on Jul 6, 2016

Cryptology 46

Four centuries ago this year William Shakespeare died. In the literary world there have been lots of commemorations going on, and all the fuss reminded me of a post I’d written some years back concerning Psalm 46. While teaching at … Continue...

Being A Christian Introvert

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 It’s not the easiest being a Christian and an introvert. Of course, I can only speak for myself. I assume that extroverts have their own prob...
by Searching the Scriptures on Jun 6, 2016

Trusting During Trouble – Psalm 77

    The Calvin and Hobbes cartoon has the little boy, Calvin, lying on the grass with his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Hobbes, of course, is alive when no one else is around, giving Calvin someone to bounce off his ideas. Hobbes … Continue reading...
by How to be saved on May 11, 2016

Searching the Scriptures: The Benefits of Searching

In the last post, I talked about why we should Search the Scriptures, focusing mainly on the importance of knowing the truth so that we will be mature, approved believers who won’t be easily swayed by false teachings. Today I’m talking about the...
by Searching the Scriptures on May 9, 2016

Watch This Brilliant Conversation Between Bono & Eugene Peterson on Art, Faith & Being Honest with God

What happens when U2's Bono pays a visit to his favourite Christian author, Eugene Peterson? This wonderful conversation results: two creative minds talking about art, music, the Bible, and emotional honesty. Bono and Peterson couldn't live in more d...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 1, 2016

Attributes of God: The Righteous God

[Rigidly] righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments and all expressions of Your will Psalm 119:137 AMP God is the standard of what is right and true. He is morally right, just and free from guilt and sin. He not only made the Law, se...
by Searching the Scriptures on Apr 25, 2016

God’s Appointed Times: Firstfruits

Jesus was crucified and became our Passover lamb; we confessed and repented of our sins, but Jesus is still in the grave.  That’s where Firstfruits comes in. If He was crucified on Passover then He rose on firstfruits. Firstfruits isn’t celebrat...
by Searching the Scriptures on Apr 22, 2016

God’s Appointed Times: Unleavened Bread

For the past few years, I have been slowly studying the Jewish Festivals. I find the history fascinating and the traditions beautiful. They become even more meaningful in the light of Jesus. He has or will fulfill each feast. He does not bring them t...
by Searching the Scriptures on Apr 20, 2016

The Attributes of God: The Merciful God

But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and merciful and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not abandon them. Nehemiah 9:17 If you’ve been around for a while you’ve noticed I’m a bit of a geek. I’ve...
by Searching the Scriptures on Apr 18, 2016

LUNCH BOX

This lunchbox. It represented more than a container to hold a meal. It served a purpose far beyond keeping my peanut butter and jelly sandwich safe and secure within it’s boundaries. It’s ultimate purpose was… Continue Reading… Th...
by Let There Be Pets on Apr 15, 2016

Our Keeper

Photo credit: h.koppdelaney via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-N 1I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord ,     who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1 – 2   Comfort   Psalm 121 h...
by Living in the Reign on Apr 14, 2016

Our Keeper

Photo credit: h.koppdelaney via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-N 1I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord ,     who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1 – 2   Comfort   Psalm 121 h...
by Living in the Reign on Apr 14, 2016


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