Another Kind of Gift

For the shepherds, it began as a typical work night. They were at attention in the wilderness as usual.   These were simple, hardworking men who watched over animals with few defense mechanisms, since sheep lack claws or sharp teeth to use in encounters with their predators. These watchers were ever...

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The Blameless Heart, Walk and Way

David was persuaded that God's delight was not in him always "getting it right" but rather in his fearing Him and delighting in His Mercy. He thus kept himself free from his guilt and shame and knew that God saw him "blameless"!

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Bound to Life Through Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is THE beginning. We first come upon this phrase in Proverbs 1. These words fall at the end of Solomon’s introduction to this collection of instructions. Eugene Peterson, the pastor-teacher who produced The Message translation of the Bible, indicates that the “fear of the Lord”...

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According to His Word

Mary was a simple teen-ager. Devout and sweet, betrothed to the town carpenter, she was ready to lead an unspectacular life and a gritty existence in Nazareth. She and Joseph would raise a Jewish family. They would celebrate the feasts together with travels to Jerusalem. Hope for the Messiah lingered...

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Build, Plant, Eat, Marry

Jeremiah faced a nation pretty much all by himself. He spoke for God; but few listened and heeded the words given to him to tell. He addressed kings and priests, noblemen and soldiers. His words were strong, warning of the consequences to come from the people’s years of idolatry and...

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