Tag Archives: Bible

Satan’s Method is Still Based on This

I hate spider webs. I know they serve a great purpose for catching/reducing flying insects, but after all these years, I still grumble when walking into one. Interestingly, the Devil operates much the same way by building webs across the … Continue reading

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Resisting the Weaponizing of Words

In boot camp, you learn to carry a “weapon”. It’s not a “gun”, a term referencing large-bore or crew-served arms like a “machine gun” or “main gun”. It also carries the connotation of proficiency related to said weapon. In similar … Continue reading

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Why Now is a Golden Moment for Truth

As the cultural dumpster fire rages, much truth is becoming visible in its light. For years the ideological left has been working in the shadows to destroy the historical timbers supporting our way of life. Areas such as academia, journalism, … Continue reading

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Strength in the Chaos

On an old ballfield back in the early days, some coach for the first time said, “Focus on what you can control and not what you can’t.” Many of us have repeated the same instructions to young players frustrated with … Continue reading

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Quiet Strength

“Quiet strength” may sound like an oxymoron, but for God’s people it’s a description of great power at work. This past week, our teaching series in Acts included this one-verse summary of the early church in chapter 9 verse 31. … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Hope

Daily news, endless media negativity, and the actions of people can leave one feeling discouraged about the future. Even worse, during these recent weeks, the voices of encouragement have been drowned out by those who profit from fear. So, in … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Liberty

Freedom to make choices wasn’t the idea of political revolutionaries…it was God’s. In the beginning, God made Adam special above all creatures by breathing His own life into him. In addition, He went the extra step to give Adam (and … Continue reading

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Fulfilled Words

In the time leading up to the crucifixion, there were Jesus’ last words. On Saturday there was a time of no words. And then on Sunday morning…there were fulfilled words: “He is not here, He has risen just as He … Continue reading

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No Words

After several days of “last words” to the disciples, there suddenly were no words. Jesus had been buried, the sun came up, and it was another day. The scripture provides very little about that day, but we do know two … Continue reading

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The Last Words – “It is Finished!”

By Friday morning, the enemies of Jesus had completed their scheme. After an illegal trial that included bribery and dishonesty, Jesus had been beaten, mocked, scourged, nailed to an ugly structure made for criminals, and left to die. However, their … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Abide

“May not the inadequacy of much of our spiritual experience be traced back to our habit of skipping through the corridors of the Kingdom like children in the marketplace, chattering about everything but pausing to learn the value of nothing” … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Believe

As the noise and excitement of the crowds faded into the night, Jesus looked His inner circle in the eyes and said: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”  – John 14:1 NKJV … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Love

After Judas left the upper room, Jesus turned to the remaining eleven disciples and instructed them about moving forward. First, He spoke of His glorification (which they were yet to understand), then He said: “A new commandment I give to … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Serve

While the cross waited, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples and shared some final instructions before being arrested. John chapters 13-17 record the powerful, emotional words that Jesus chose to leave with them. First, He demonstrated how to … Continue reading

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What’s True in the Light is True in the Dark

It’s been said, “What’s true in the light is true in the dark.” and it’s a timely reminder. Not only is there a push now to accept immorality, but an increasing demand to celebrate it. Even some prominent church leaders … Continue reading

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The Friday We Call Good

Each year, I’m reminded of a Friday in 2012 when a small group of us were in Munich, Germany visiting the grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp. After walking through the various displays, I looked out across the main part … Continue reading

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Is it Worth It?

Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it to do what’s right? To act right? To parent right? To do business right? To coach right? Daily routines and disappointments can undermine our resolve, but there’s a powerful verse to be … Continue reading

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“To Hell in a Handbasket”

Those were common words “back in the day” and Mike Huckabee rightly applied them to the sudden competition between state legislatures to see who can legalize the most abortions. I must agree, it’s like the race is on to see … Continue reading

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The Most Abused Word in the English Language

One of the striking traits of letters written in the 19th century is the level of thought put into them. For example, notes sent home during the American Civil War contain sentences filled with deliberate, carefully crafted terms of endearment. … Continue reading

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Considering Shamgar

Thought about Shamgar lately? Probably not. He was one of the Judges of Israel like Samson and Gideon. However, he rarely makes the cut for children’s Sunday School lessons because the entire biblical narrative of his life consist of only … Continue reading

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