Month: September 2013

Waiting for Power

“And while staying[a] with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father” Acts 1:4 We are often driven to seek authority to make changes in the world around us. Whether the changes we seek are in our homes, in our churches, in our communities, or […]

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Which Village?

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Growing up in the 90s I remember the mantra “it takes a village to raise a child.” As with so many popular beliefs, there is a grain of misapplied and misunderstood truth […]

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Plans to Prosper

“I will bless you with a future filled with hope–a future of success, not of suffering.” Jer 29:11 In modern American society there are those within the church that make the same mistake as many of the Jews in the time of Christ did. It was commonly thought in the days of the Messiah that […]

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Dos and Don’ts

“ On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:40 It is popular in culture today to reject negative instruction. Parents are told never to tell their children no, don’t. Adults are told not to criticize lest we damage someone’s self-esteem. While there is some validity to the thought that positive reinforcement […]

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The Power of Weakness

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 One of the most difficult things a Christian faces is the simple […]

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On a Personal Note

I said yesterday when I finally got the latest Truth in Love up that God had the next several devotionals laid out for me. He does, but the words for them are not coming tonight. I am getting the definite feeling that Monday is a day off for the devotionals, allowing Sunday to be a […]

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In A World of Sorrow

  “ These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11   Growing up I remember the image of Christians as being stern, forgoing fun for the sake of their beliefs. I grew up with the rebellion of Footloose and other such […]

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