A Lesson From Jonah

I’m preaching through the Old Testament Prophets on Sunday nights. We began last night with Jonah. One has to be careful when attempting to make modern applications using Scripture. The original message cannot be snatched from its historical context. I have seen many preachers take passages spoken directly to Israel and somehow suggest that they […]

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Opening Up

This March (I can’t remember the exact Sunday) will make forty years since I made a public profession of faith and was baptized. I had been in church pretty much every Sunday (and most Wednesdays) of my life. I had been taught the Bible and I honestly believed it at the time. For the record, […]

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A Way Out

1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 (CSB) Now I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the […]

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When Thoughts Trouble Me

Psalm 16 (CSB) A Miktam of David. 1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in you.2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord;I have nothing good besides you.”3 As for the holy people who are in the land,they are the noble ones.All my delight is in them.4 The sorrows of those who take another godfor themselves will multiply;I will not […]

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No Divisions

10 Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction. 11 For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers and […]

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Letting It Sink In

In this morning’s reading I went through Exodus 5-8. It is interesting how many times Moses told God that he didn’t want to be the one. There are five times in Exodus 3-4 when Moses tries to talk his way out of the mission God has for him. I don’t consider myself on the same […]

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How Long?

Psalm 13 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of David. 1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?How long will you hide your face from me?2 How long will I store up anxious concerns within me,agony in my mind every day?How long will my enemy dominate me? 3 Consider me and answer, Lord my God.Restore brightness to my eyes;otherwise, I […]

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Perception Matters

I am going to share a passage of Scripture. I want you to read it and honestly ask yourself who (if anyone) comes to mind. Psalm 12 (CSB) For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A psalm of David. 1 Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;the loyal have disappeared from the human race.2 They lie to one another;they speak […]

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Eyes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness, how deep is that darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23 (CSB) Perhaps you’ve heard the […]

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Nacham

When the Lord saw that human wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every inclination of the human mind was nothing but evil all the time, the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and he was deeply grieved. Then the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I created, off the face of the earth, together with the animals, […]

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