Monthly Archives: June 2022

Reckless Abandon

Paul’s reckless abandon to serve God in taking the gospel to the Gentiles is a challenge to us all. We are so easily deterred from the task, giving way to distractions, to fears, and to our desires for comfort. Continue reading

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Hear Me When I Call

Whatever we face it is good to know we have a place to turn; wherever we go it is good to know we have someone to hear our concerns. The Psalmist beautifully pours out his heart to God seeking his protection and intervention against unnamed enemies. Continue reading

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A Second Chance Squandered

On the one hand, Jehoahaz’ story is a reminder that God delights in giving second chances. On the other hand, Jehoahaz’ story is a reminder that we often squander the chances we are given. Continue reading

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Under Attack

Often times the deadliest weapons aimed against us are the words of others—words aimed to wound and destroy. Continue reading

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Search Me, O God

God knows us completely. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He sees the motives behind our words and actions Continue reading

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Singing at Midnight

Sometimes going to a prayer meeting can get you in trouble. Continue reading

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Messy Growth

The church in the book of Acts was growing in numbers, in faith, and in problems. Sometimes when we think of the church in Acts we forget that growth is often a difficult and messy process. Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Better Idea

Often the answer to our prayers requires an act of obedience. The miracle we seek depends on following through on the revealed will of God. Continue reading

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God’s Abundant Supply

The widow found herself in a desperate place.  Unable to pay her debts, her children were about to be taken into slavery. God saw the need and sent his prophet Elisha. God intended to work in such a way that His power and provision would magnify his goodness (as he so often does). Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road

The narrow road of life in Christ can be a bumpy road sometimes. But even then, we can find joy in Christ. Continue reading

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