The House of the Lord

“Let us go to the house of the Lord!” This represents an invitation, a joyful summons, as we read in Psalm 122, the third psalm in a series known as “Songs of Ascent.” The children of Israel sang this worship set of 15 songs as they marched to Jerusalem for...

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Better, Best, Blessed

Melchizedek  appeared suddenly.  This man of mystery showed himself to Abraham and shared with him bread, wine and a blessing. We first read the story of this King/Priest in Genesis 14. Abraham had just accomplished something remarkable. His small band of 318 men defeated the army that had raided Sodom...

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The Beauty of Holiness

Righteousness and holiness are words out of fashion. To some, they are terms that imply exclusion and division. They are words employed to convey the sense of things sacred, and sacred things are things that seem out of reach. Jesus changed this. He came from Heaven to earth, the only...

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