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When Nothing Can Be Done

There’s Nothing I Can Do About It…   You and I are living through an emergence of a culture dominated by what David calls “the wicked” (Psalm 10:4). The most striking marker of this rebellious lot is defined by the psalmist when he states “God is in none of their thoughts” (Psalm 10:4). For sure, there are terrible acts ascribed…

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God Is On His Throne

…“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”                                                                                                  Revelation 7:10   The letter of John we call Revelation has quite a few twists and turns. It keeps many people up late into the night trying to piece together a neatly created flow chart which allows those, like myself, who are not as…

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Does Anybody Know?

“Does anyone even know we are here?”  That’s a tough question we, the church, from time to time, should be asking ourselves.  I picked up on an idea many years ago while working for Larry J Timmerman, at that time Administrative Bishop of the Church of God in Alabama.  Larry would, on occasion, stop a short distance from an appointment…

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Hard Day

Having a tough day?  They seem to come around quite often and can sometimes be so grueling, it makes one wonder if they are ever going to end.  The Apostle Paul had a tough day or two.  Let’s drop in on one and see if we can learn anything from how he handled it.   First of all, the man…

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Beginning of Sorrows

            I awoke recently long before the sun had peeped over the eastern horizon, with a sobering question on my mind.  Rattling around in my brain was a somber inquiry; “I wonder if we are living in a real-life fulfillment of what Jesus called ‘the beginning of sorrows’”?  To make things easy for you, here’s the statement He made. All…

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Martyrs

Like many of you, I am watching the horrid actions of the Taliban unfold in Afghanistan.  As they march in their bloody determination to exterminate all those who trust in Jesus, I am met with a mixture of emotions.  Part of me wants to blame those who have left them as hapless victims before the predators.  Part of me wants…

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Danger

            I recently read the opinion of an immensely popular preacher.  He stated, that in his opinion, the biggest threat in the church today is “jealousy” amongst ministries.  My initial reaction was, honestly, very shallow, and carnal.  I immediately thought of a handful of threats to the church in America which overshadow jealousy amongst ministries like Mt. Everest towers over…

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Holy Rebels

I have been stirred by recently reading Alan Hirsch’s The Forgotten Ways.  He makes a powerful point by outlining the problems being faced by today’s church.  He is prophetic when writing we “have woken up to find ourselves in contact with a strange and expected reality” (3).  I think we can all agree with that statement.  Covid is again surging. …

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