Two Sides of the Same Mind

Romans 7 presents a discourse of indecision. Expositors comments, “… it is the cry of a human soul, if ever there was a personal cry.” The passage betrays a kind of conflict far deeper and more mysterious than merely that of “I ought” with “I will not.” –It is a...

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Joseph, the Dream and the Ant

“I am with Child.” How did those words fall upon the ears and heart of Joseph? Imagine the questions he must have asked and the answers Mary gave him. Betrothal was a sacred right, an agreement and covenant arrived at and legally sealed between two families. Joseph had entered into...

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Mary Got a Song to Sing

It was an ordinary day in a hardscrabble town situated in northern Judea. And then the extraordinary happened to a seemingly simple girl who had grown up in Nazareth, a village of about 400 residents. The place featured a collection of committed Jews by all accounts. That is, the families...

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Spirit Love vs. Natural Love

The perfect love of Jesus casts out fear. 1 John 4:10-18 makes this clear.  “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” “We love because he first loved us.” Propitiation?  “ …the...

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Certainty in Uncertain Times

These perilous times are so full of uncertainty for those who don't know the Lord Jesus Christ. But we who have believed and trusted in Him as Lord and Savior have the privilege of being cemented in certainty. Living by faith is the key. His Word, His Presence, His Spirit...

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The King’s Table

“And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 2 Samuel 9:1 David never forgot the love of his friend, Jonathan. This man had helped David escape at a time when Saul’s jealous wrath was pointed toward...

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

The Way. The Truth. The Life. Jesus defined Himself – very clearly, very concretely in Chapter 14 of John. He made a declaration about who He is. The definite article “the” introduces each one of these realities about the Savior. There’s no wiggle room in these words that He spoke....

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Globalism

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 “…advances in technology have provided both the blessing of a more informed public and the curse of a...

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Inner Beauty

Some days no thoughts come. Too much sugar in last night’s snack? Maybe. The Complexity of a man’s soul; body and spirit also, make for an exciting life of wonder. Victor Frankl defined some of the complexity as the tension between objectivity and subjectivity in a person’s inner being. He...

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Belonging

  Belonging? to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous, to be in a proper situation. to be the property of a person or thing  to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency  to be a member of a club, organization, or set  The very human desire to belong has...

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