The Vengeance of Christ

Luke records for us here Jesus reading from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah in his hometown of Nazareth.  If we read this, it is clear that Jesus was announcing to those in his hometown who He was, the long awaited Messiah. But, He might have said more by what He left out here than […]

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Love of the World

John writes this, and really hits home.  This comes just after he speaks of the victory we have over the evil one.  But what good is having victory over the evil one if we are going to love and live for his domain, the earthly desires and passions of this world?   Do not love […]

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Live life, Love life, Love God!!

Imagine this scene.  Abraham, fresh from making his covenant with God.  He is just passing through the land God has promised to him and all his descendants, those descendants that will be numbered like the stars in the sky.  They are in the desert, so it is probably very hot – even 4000 years before […]

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The Vexation of a Fool

When I don’t know where else to open to, it must be a good day to visit proverbs.  I don’t spend enough time in the proverbs or psalms.  A knucklehead like me can use a little extra wisdom.  This section seems to have a lot to say about what we say, and how we relate […]

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I give you thanks, O Lord

  A psalm of King David.  Sometimes you just gotta give thanks to the Lord.     I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise – for all the things David got wrong in his life, this he always seemed to get right.  There is only one […]

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The Witness

I heard this in a sermon once by Brian Zahnd, so I am sharing with you today.  I am going to do a little play on words here.  Don’t get mad but I’m playing with the bible to make a point about the bible.  Besides, I think this actually works.  I think the analogy being […]

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Can I Bring Him Back Again?

  King David, the Man of God, was a dirty rotten sinner.  King David, the Man of God through whom the Messiah of Israel was promised (and came) was a murderer, schemer, and adulterer.  God would at times step in and “correct” David, chastise him, for his poor (to put it mildly) conduct.  David committed […]

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I Don’t Understand

Sometimes things happen in this world that make no sense.  I don’t understand, it makes no sense, and I certainly can’t figure it out.  In these times, we need to remember what is that we put our hope in.  The hope that the sufferings we have in this life truly are leading and preparing us […]

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Bullets and Ballots

  This is one of those “bible stories” that we can still personally relate to thousands of years after they happened.  This is the story of 2 disciples on resurrection Sunday, Easter.    That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking […]

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I read this and it reminds me of myself at times.  I’m just guessing here, but I don’t think I’m alone in this.  Sometimes I allow myself to get overwhelmed by all I have to do, and I forget that I don’t have to do it all.  I don’t live alone, I don’t work alone, […]

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