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  • Consider Your Ways

    This morning I was reading in the book of Haggai and found something that piqued my interest. In Haggai chapter 1, the prophet writes: “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.’ Then the word of the LORD came by the […]

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  • A Youthful Yoke, Part Two

    Yesterday we discussed the importance of allowing young adults to experience the consequences of their actions. In fact, we posited that Scripture teaches that suffering is a necessary part of the normal maturing process. But during times of intense suffering, teens often build emotional walls, thus delaying the lessons they could learn. Hosea hits the […]

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  • I’ll Go If You Go

    Have you ever said, “I’ll go if you go!”? In the book of Judges, chapters 4 and 5, we have man named Barak who says to a woman named Deborah those exact words, “I’ll go if you go.” During a time in history when male leadership was very weak, God began to place women in […]

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  • A Penny for Your Prayers

    It’s possible to find reminders about God in the smallest of things! A wealthy business owner was treating several employees to an all-expense-paid weekend in a resort area. One night, en route to an exclusive restaurant for dinner, the multi-millionaire did something rather odd. He stopped and stared thoughtfully at the sidewalk. What was he […]

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  • Add to Your Faith

    In 2 Peter 1 we read, “…giving all diligence, add to your faith…” He continues to list seven virtues that are of paramount importance to spiritual growth. In Greek, the word “add” is the same as the word επιχορηγέω (epichoregeo) from which the words chorus, choreograph, chorus master, and donor are derived. In ancient Greece […]

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  • Add to Your Faith

    In 2 Peter 1 we read, “…giving all diligence, add to your faith…” He continues to list seven virtues that are of paramount importance to spiritual growth. In Greek, the word “add” is the same as the word επιχορηγέω (epichoregeo) from which the words chorus, choreograph, chorus master, and donor are derived. In ancient Greece […]

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  • Where Two or Three Are Gathered . . . or One?

    In Matthew 18:20 we find one of the most frequently quoted Bible verses: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst.” I don’t know about you, but this verse has always bothered me. “Isn’t Jesus in the midst of just one person?” Verses like this need to […]

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  • Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones–But God Can Kill You! Part 2

    Yesterday we talked about God’s intolerance to the Sabbath stick gatherer from Numbers 15. What appeared to be an innocent stroll to pick up a few sticks turned out to be a mob-enticed crowd of stone throwers and one victim–quite dead. I had raised some doubt as to God’s apparent inconsistent and unreliable sense of […]

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  • Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones–But God Can Kill You! Part 1

    While reading one day, I came across a disturbing passage in Numbers 15. The text reads that there was a man who was found picking up sticks on the Sabbath day. Then some busybody Sabbath keepers saw him, initiated a citizen’s arrest, and brought him to Moses for judgment. Since this was the first test […]

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  • Consider Your Ways

    This morning I was reading in the book of Haggai and found something that piqued my interest. In Haggai chapter 1, the prophet writes: “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.’ Then the word of the LORD came by the […]

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