Something More Than Fresh

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine should be put into fresh wineskins. And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, ‘The old is...

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Think Like Jesus Thinks

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” You might be surprised at the location of these very words in the Scriptures and at the situation in which they were spoken. The phrase is found in Nehemiah 8. It is expressed as an exhortation and command to a saddened group...

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” … through the Church … “

Without the manifestation of the Son of God the works of the devil are not destroyed (I John 3:8); and without His followers continually revealing His Love among themselves, He is not manifested to the world. This Love cannot be manifested in and through us without choosing to let death...

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Loving Lives of Light

Darkness held us hostage until love broke through. We were shadowed from the radiance of God’s glory. This is Hell’s way. It operates in subtlety. It turns on its fog machine. It surrounds us with haze, a real type of spiritual pollution that hangs in the air around us. Confusion...

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One with the One who is One

“… Walk in manner worthy of the calling to which to you been called …” (Ephesians 4:1). One is the only-iest number according to the Word of God, especially in Chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Sorry for the ancient Three Dog Night pop culture reference there at...

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Snow, the Church and the Virtuous Woman

“She is not afraid of snow for her household for all her household is clothed in scarlet” (Proverbs 31:21) Proverbs 31 concludes with a series of descriptions of the virtuous woman. Each of these definitions is tied to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This alphabetic connection was a common...

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Remember Sabbath

Face it; we’ve been put into time out. Like the disobedient child that it is, the world system is under something of a forced shutdown. The COVID-19 virus outbreak has altered things for people everywhere. All of us have been challenged to stop and recognize that things really are beyond...

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Stepping Stone or Millstone

Will I sink or will I swim? In troubled times this can be our constant question. Self-preservation seems to dictate our options. When crossing a creek, a stepping stone shows us a way across. It holds our weight so that we can cross over. The weight is distributed so that...

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