Great Harvest, Few Laborers

Jesus refused to allow His followers to sit idle, even after they’d stumbled. There was work to do, and He commissioned them to do it. He sent out more than 70 disciples as we read at the opening portion of Luke 10. This was done even after what we read...

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Fishing for Rescue 

Fishermen wade smack-dab into the water where fish swim, as a blue heron readies for it’s own breakfast, lunch or dinner. Why do they go in the water as opposed o  fishing from the shore? Here are some answers: “…wearing waders permits me to fish down stream and positioning my...

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God Made Known

“Whom you therefore ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). This was the point Paul sought to drive home to a distinguished group of hearers. These ones fancied themselves as the brightest and best at human reasoning. They were thinkers and talkers – mostly talkers really. Every new...

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An Anatomy of Salvation

What are the conditions for eternal salvation according to the Bible? The verses that come immediately to mind are Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that...

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Awakened to Tell the Truth

“Call out to your God! Perhaps your god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” These words came from the captain of a ship bound for Spain, according to Jonah 1:6. This vessel was caught in a violent storm and nearly everyone on board was hard...

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How Very Present God Is

Psalm 46 declares to us that God is our “very present help in trouble.” I have been thinking much about just how present He is. He is “very present,” present beyond our comprehension. He is above, beneath, to the left, and to the right. Everywhere present, God is. Circumstances being...

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Resurrection Reports

The stone was rolled away. The tomb lay open and gloriously empty. The angelic world knew it, as did the Roman detail assigned to guard the place. Soldiers had been posted, the sepulcher sealed. And yet Jesus could not be confined. The women journeyed on the morning of the first...

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Speak for Yourself

“You are permitted to speak for yourself.” Paul was standing before Roman rulers – Agrippa and Festus — and a group of assembled dignitaries and officials of Caesarea. He stood chained, accused, and innocent of any crime against the Empire. And, yet, he remained in custody. It was his life...

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Healthy Leadership

Leaders are the ones with all the answers, the ones who have done it right without mistakes, the ones who know everything. The brilliant ones who multitask with one eye shut and a hand tied behind their back. No. Usually, it is the weakest people who refuse to quit and...

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Seeker of the Lost

The Son of Man came for one reason, “to seek and to save the lost.”  Jesus made this point in Luke 19. This chapter describes Jesus as He visits two towns and the Temple. First, Jesus stopped in Jericho. This city stands out on the pages of Jewish history. Joshua...

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