The Beginning of Light and Life

Light came and this Light shines on and on. Light remains unfathomable for it possesses a character and essence that defies human definition. Light falls upon us in a couple of ways. Light flows down in waves; Light burns through with force in concentration. Light, therefore, has substance. And this...

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Courage in Our Strange World

Proverbs 7 is a chapter about an unwise guy who wanders into trouble. It’s a scene that takes place in the twilight. A foolish young man has allowed himself to be led into temptation. And the results are not good. He falls into the trap set for him. It is...

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Where Our Prayers Go

In the book of Exodus, Moses is given a pattern for the Tabernacle. This would be the worship center for the people of Israel as they marched toward the Promised Land. Years of slavery in Egypt had exposed the people so much to the supernatural element of life from the...

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Holy as He is Holy

“…  As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’ (1 Peter 1:15-16). Be holy. It’s a tall order, too tall for us to reach really. And yet, there it is written for us. Given...

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Jesus and the Tastes of Death

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9).  An old friend’s husband has died. Long before his time it seems...

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The Captain and Our Holy Ground

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho. And the walls came a tumbling down. That song composed long ago by Southern slaves became a rallying cry for freedom. The walls of bondage would fall – that’s what the singers of it believed. In another time and place, Jericho walls did fall...

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Our Personal, Present So-Loving God

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.” These are the words from John 3:16, a verse broadcast near and far. The reference has been plastered on signs and T-shirts and jewelry...

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The Word Never Voided

A dying robber. A naked, demon-fueled savage. A prodigal son. These three New Testament characters speak to me about the nature and power of the Word of God.  In particular, I am just now focused on this passage from Isaiah 55: “For as the rain and the snow come down...

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