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How to deal with hate

H 23:4-5 … An animal belonging to an enemy … God said, “take it back.” Verse 5 describes a different set of circumstances involving an animal and has a different word. Rather than use the word “enemy” as we have … Continue reading

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Rich Realities from Revelation Studies in the Apocalypse that Give Us Hope

We have come to the end of our weekly view of John’s letter(s) to the seven churches of Asia Minor. In order to encourage Christians of his generation and those following, John provides a view of heaven. In picturing heaven … Continue reading

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A Mary Heart in a Martha World – #3 Luke 10:38-42

    We have been considering how to have a “Mary” heart, one that loves to be involved in spiritual concerns, while living in a “Martha” world, one that makes tremendous demands on our time, energy, and focus. Listen to Jesus … Continue reading

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A Mary Heart in a Martha World – #2 Luke 10:38-42

    This world puts so many demands on our time. We’ve got to mow our yards and keep them up.  We like to have flowers to help break up the monotonous greenery around the house.  We need gas for the … Continue reading

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A Mary Heart in a Martha World – #1 Luke 10:38-42

    Don’t you want to be a strong, faithful Christian? We all do.  We all want to feel, as Adam and Eve must have felt in the Garden of Eden, that we “walk with God.” We want to live above … Continue reading

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Rich Realities from Revelation Studies in the Apocalypse that Give us Hope The Final Victory and the Last Judgment Revelation 19-20

    Within the events described in the book of Revelation, chapters 19-22 form a fitting conclusion. Within the experiences of each individual life, Revelation 19-22 form a fitting conclusion.     At the end of life, we can only praise God … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We each have much for which to be thankful. I am thankful that you think my musings and/or sermons or worth reading! We celebrate a holiday today, doing something which we ought to be doing every day of the year … Continue reading

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The Foolishness of Preaching – #3 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

    In 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, having argued that the word of the cross is foolishness to those lost but power to those who believe, are called, and are saved, Paul shows how… GOD HAS CHOSEN THE FOOLISH, WEAK, THE BASE, … Continue reading

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God destroys the wisdom of the wise and the cleverness of the clever.

The Foolishness of Preaching – #2 1 Corinthians 1:18-31     Preaching has long been used by God to motivate His human creation to respond to Him. As early as Enoch, the seventh from Adam, God sent prophets into the world … Continue reading

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The Foolishness of Preaching – #1 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

    A preacher was in a convenience store needing a candy bar desperately. He found one for $.50 and went to the cashier to pay. He reached in his pocket but did not have two quarters. He joked with the … Continue reading

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