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Thinking about Grace

The workbook asked me to read Matt 20:1-15 and then to define grace. I didn’t want to give a canned answer, so I prayed, read the passage a few times and then started a story. Stories help me think. I… Continue Reading

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What’s for Potluck?

Deb is making cold cut sandwiches this week. You know, the point of sending out info for potlucks is so folks can coordinate their efforts and round out or enhance the meal for everyone. It’s interesting how God weaves together… Continue Reading

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Filled with the Holy Spirit

“Each of us is as full of the Spirit as we really want to be” -Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership (p. 82). Do we, indeed, have not because we ask not? In describing how the Lord will grant to us the… Continue Reading

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Stranger Evangelism and Friendship Discipleship

I am more concerned these days about sanctification than anything else. Well, that and evangelism. Actually, can we escape their interconnectedness? Matthew 28:18-20 seems to entwine them.  1. Explain the gospel to strangers 2. Demonstrate to followers how to OBEY… Continue Reading

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Joseph Justus Barsabas

Joseph Justus was a nobody. A man passed over for greatness (as we measure it). Yet, he walked with Jesus from the time of His baptism. He saw our Lord speak, do miracles, give mercy, teach the public and teach… Continue Reading

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Silent Stumbling Footsteps

“Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.” Mark 11:2 With a defiant dignity, you… Continue Reading

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Winter is past . . .

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; -Song 2:10-11 There are seasons. We languish in the winter when… Continue Reading

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Santa’s Cookie Crumbs

With great care and anticipation, we placed two cookies on a small, flowered plate. We set these alongside a glass of milk on the table near the tree. You know, just in case Santa needed a snack as he worked… Continue Reading

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Is Fidelity to God the Enemy of Unity Among the Saints?

We are divided because of a philosophy which confuses division with fidelity to God… I think we may concede that all of our divisions have resulted from a proper desire. -Some thoughts on unity from W C Ketcherside Polished Lawyers or… Continue Reading

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Evangelize America? Done. Move on…

Evangelize America? No need; that’s done. So they say. We are the great, “already reached” people group, to hear the missiologists tell it. See the charts at the Joshua Project. Look, if you are drawn to reach out to the 800,000 Mbojo… Continue Reading