Incredible Contrasts in the Bible: Part 2 – Power and Persecution

Seven weeks ago I wrote a blog about incredible contrasts in the Bible. That particular blog focused on the juxtaposition of Christian leadership (authority) with a servant’s heart. This week I’ll address the paradox of Christ’s delegation of His power to the Church in consonance with His forewarning of persecution coming to those who are… Continue reading Incredible Contrasts in the Bible: Part 2 – Power and Persecution

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A Thanks-filled Life

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the source of every good gift – namely our Father in Heaven – and give Him thanks.  As the… Continue reading A Thanks-filled Life

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It only takes a little faith

The author of the book of Hebrews says that, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God.”  This bothers a lot of Christians – because we worry that we can never measure up to the type of faith that Jesus and Paul and other people in the Bible demonstrated.  But did Jesus’ disciples really have… Continue reading It only takes a little faith

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To Tell the Truth

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the game show, “To Tell the Truth.”  It features a panel of four celebrities who attempt to correctly identify a relatively unknown contestant who has an unusual occupation or experience.  Two impostors sit with and pretend to be that person while all three persons are asked questions about the… Continue reading To Tell the Truth

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Trouble, Trouble Everywhere

 I talk to a lot of men – older men mostly.  Sometimes these conversations occur at the mall, where I go intending to initiate spiritual discussions.  More often it’s during a casual get-together – the sharing of a meal with acquaintances or a game of bocce ball at the senior center.  Other times it may… Continue reading Trouble, Trouble Everywhere

A word in season

Just before I slid out of the driver’s seat, with my no-fat vanilla cappuccino in one hand and my bible in the other, I glanced at my watch – 7:10 am.  Being late for men’s Saturday prayer is better than not being there at all, I rationalized.  As I came through the church doors I… Continue reading A word in season

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Incredible Contrasts of the Bible – Part 1 – Authority and Servitude

I attended a leadership meeting for our local church this past Saturday.  The high point of the meeting was a 40 minute cut of the 98 minute video entitled “Father of Lights.”  The movie was filmed by Darren Wilson and produced under his “Wanderlust Productions” label.   The credits describe it as “incredible (and often historic)… Continue reading Incredible Contrasts of the Bible – Part 1 – Authority and Servitude

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Storm Chasers and First Responders

Last week I attended what were entitled a series of “Impartation Meetings,” because the intent was to impart God’s knowledge, His blessings and His anointing upon each participant.   One speaker in particular reignited a flame that burnt brightest for me shortly after I made a commitment to Jesus Christ some thirty years ago.  About that… Continue reading Storm Chasers and First Responders

Why do the nations rage

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall… Continue reading Why do the nations rage