Monthly Archives: January 2013

Authority and Simple Faith

Matthew 8:5-6 says: Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented. The centurion was probably a Gentile, because a centurion was an officer in … Continue reading

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The Purifier

Some women in a bible study on the book of Malachi came across verse three of chapter three which says: “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. . .” Wondering what the statement meant one of the … Continue reading

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Misha’s Story

In 1994, two Christian missionaries accepted an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics in a large orphanage.  About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a … Continue reading

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The Bible and Self-Defense

The Bible records the first murder in Genesis 4 when Cain killed his brother Abel. God’s response was not to register rocks or knives or impose a background check on those getting a plough, or whatever it was that Cain … Continue reading

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The Descendants

I can almost visualize Saul in my mind, smirking as he listened to David, the confident young shepherd tell him not to worry about the giant who defied Israel. Having been sent there to bring food to his brothers, David … Continue reading

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Surrender

My knees buckled under me and I dropped to the floor in stunned disbelief.  It felt as if all the air had been sucked out of the room.  Surely I had misunderstood. I was attending a Worship Conference in Ft. … Continue reading

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Cold or Hot Christians?

Revelations 3:15-16: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. … Continue reading

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In His Presence

The sun glistened off the morning dew as I drove along. Three sparrows landed on the barbed wire fence adjacent to the highway, in search of food. In the nearby meadow cows gathered around bales of hay eating as their … Continue reading

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Redemption

She had long since stopped caring what people thought of her.  Her lifestyle had left her hardened, used up, dead inside.  She saw the disapproving glances from people in the streets; she heard the name-calling.  Some of those insults were … Continue reading

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Holy and Blameless

In Ephesians 1:3-4, Paul said: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation … Continue reading

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