The Weapons of the Shepherd

A staff, a sling and a bag – these were the things that David brought to the field of battle. These tools of the shepherd represented his only weapons. Bellowing out threats and curses across the valley was the Philistine giant, Goliath of Gath. For forty days, this beast stomped...

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Who Loves Most?

She interrupted a dinner party to thank the Lord, and what a thanksgiving it was. Her story goes like this. Jesus was invited to eat at the home of one of the region’s leading men. Simon the Pharisee was intrigued by what he heard about the man from Nazareth. The...

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A Witness That Speaks Large

Toward the end of the book of Joshua, we read of a conflict that sprung up among the tribes of Israel. At the center of it all was a big altar named “Ed” — “And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: for it...

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Humility and Heart Issues

Uzziah, by sight, had nearly everything a man might crave – a crown, a fierce force of fighting men, a productive and prosperous land, and a long, comfortable, secure season of peace in his days. By all measures, he was a wealthy and successful king. Uzziah’s ways of leadership and...

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