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The Father who gives the best (a meditation)

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy… Continue reading The Father who gives the best (a meditation)

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What do you bow to? (a meditation)

The devil then took Jesus up and showed him, in an instant, all the kingdoms of the world. “I will give you authority over all of this,” said the devil, “and all the prestige that goes with it. It’s been given to me, you see, and I give it to anyone I like. So it… Continue reading What do you bow to? (a meditation)

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Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

God’s people should make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all people—on behalf of kings, and all who hold high office, so that we may lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness and holiness. ~1 Timothy 2:1-2 It’s Summer of 2016, and here in the United States we find ourselves in… Continue reading Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

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Don’t Fear the Fiery Furnace (a meditation)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not,… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Fiery Furnace (a meditation)

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Good Reads 06.29.16 (on: a spiritual checkup, teenagers and theology, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On cultivating your child's heart (this was written to fathers but can be applied to mothers as well): 4 Ways to Reach a Child's Heart by Richard Phillips I am constantly amazed at the number of people who assure… Continue reading Good Reads 06.29.16 (on: a spiritual checkup, teenagers and theology, and more!)

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God’s Workmanship (a meditation)

For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works… ~Ephesians 2:10 God creates. This is part of his nature from the opening pages of the Bible: ours is a God who creates, even so far as he makes something by just speaking words over where there is nothing. More than this, God… Continue reading God’s Workmanship (a meditation)

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Bearing Burdens (a meditation)

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2 In the final chapter of his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul spoke about the law of Christ, a hint back to 5:14 where Paul summarized Jesus’ teachings: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your… Continue reading Bearing Burdens (a meditation)

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Sunday 05.29.16 (to the ends of the earth)

This Sunday we'll be taking a look at Psalm 67 and see how God has blessed us in order to make his glory and joy known to the ends of the earth. We hope to see you there! If you're traveling this holiday weekend, we pray that you travel safe. Starting on Sunday nights in… Continue reading Sunday 05.29.16 (to the ends of the earth)

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Imprecatory Prayers (a meditation)

Imprecatory is not a word that gets much use these days, but if you ever do a theological study on the various psalms, it is a word you will come across. The Book of Psalms carries a wide range of human emotion in response to world events, personal happenings, and the work of God in… Continue reading Imprecatory Prayers (a meditation)

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When Paul Opposed Peter (a meditation)

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. ~ Paul, Galatians 2:11 Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia (a region in modern day Turkey which then included towns such as Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe) is perhaps the harshest that he wrote still preserved as scripture. He… Continue reading When Paul Opposed Peter (a meditation)