Recovery as War??

This story of the Deborah has many connections to us in recovery.  Many of us have achieved great victories in our life.  And every real victory in life is a spiritual victory, a triumph given by God.  We have all been in a war in our recoveries.  And any war, including the war of recovery, […]

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Do Something!!

This is stunning.  A resurrection before the resurrection.  “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  Martha is right.  Jesus had been healing the sick and the lame and the blind.  He certainly could have healed Lazarus, one of his good friends.  He was told Lazarus was […]

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Blessed

The opening of the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus’ own words setting up expectations for how Christians should live.  So, what does it mean for us?? First thing, what is blessed??  Probably not how we read it today, which would most likely be simply “happy” or “given plenty”.   In the original Greek, with original […]

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Smart People

Many “smart” people these days claim the Bible has no meaning today, that it’s just an ancient book, that it’s all nonsense.   It’s funny how, once again,  such an ancient, nonsensical book has a passage that speaks directly to us.  “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to […]

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Better For You!!

     This is from Jesus’ passion week.  He is again telling his disciples that he will be leaving them, that “now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.”  Then he says something […]

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Celebrate Life!!

What does this mean to you??  I think it means…live life!!  Engage the world.  Get involved!!  “Cast your bread upon the waters, for joy will find it after many days” – invest in the world around you, use what God has given you, and you will get your investment returned and then some!!  Use your […]

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Repent & Recieve

  The more I read the Bible, the better it gets!!  This starts with all the believers in Christ being filled by God with the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus had promised.  That is immediately followed by one of the most impactful sermons of history, where Peter lays out for all the non believers the […]

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Need a Miracle??

The easy way of looking at this is very simple.  The first miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine.  After which all of his newly called disciples believed in him.  But think about this.  At this time, wedding ceremonies were elaborate (more so than today).  Like today, they required very careful planning.  Unlike today, they […]

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Divine Revelation

  Sometimes it’s good to go back to the beginning of the bible.  All the way to Genesis.  One way I’ve heard of reading the bible is instead of opening up Genesis and reading forward, we read it back to front.  Because the thing about the Bible, especially much of the Old Testament, is that […]

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MORE THAN CONQUERORS

Now this is where it’s at!!  Talk about a great promise of God!!  “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”  God gave his son to […]

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