Needed: Lives That Inspire

Hezekiah came to the throne of Judah after an intense season of idolatry had gripped the nation. His predecessor, Ahaz, “shut up the doors of the house of God, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem” (2 Chronicles 28:24). Enemies came and destroyed towns and carried people...

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Cloaked in a Mystery

“Hands on, do it yourselfers, and MacGyver determination” seems to be he attitude of the day.  Our best efforts are to work something, until it works out. Webster’s dictionary defines pragmatism as “an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their...

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The Towel and the Way of Service

It was Passover, a holy time that included a holy supper. The Apostles would share this moment with Jesus in an upper room in Jerusalem, a city on edge in reaction to the arrival of this Teacher, this Healer, this Multiplier of Loaves and Fishes. The moment seemed ripe for...

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Why Ordaining Pastors is a Good Thing

Ordination is not about a title, a position of influence or a place of honor, though it might include all of these. It is about Jesus Christ ministering to His church through Holy Spirit gifted leadership (men after His heart – Jer 3:15) and about protecting the flock from false...

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