Bishop’s Blog

At War With God

            Does the passing of the “Equality Act” by a Democrat House of Representatives make you feel uneasy?  Does the statement of Jerry Nadler, Congressman from New York, “What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress,”[1] sound to you like the government of the United States is now declaring war on God?  You and I…

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Where Are The Statemen?

            Where have the Statesmen gone?  What’s a Statesman, you ask?  A Statesman is a leader who possesses the following qualities, at least according to Brett and Kate McKay in their article appropriately titled “The 4 Qualities of a True Statesman.”  First, they have a bedrock of core principles.  Second, they possess a moral compass.  Third, they have a vision. …

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Find The Rock

Isaiah 2:4 He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah saw a day when the world powers dominating the headlines would come to their senses and bow their knees to…

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Never Been This Way Before!

Confronted by a totally new experience, Joshua made an expression which fits our current situation.  Telling Israel how to proceed, the newly minted leader said to his tribe, “You have never passed this way before” (Joshua 3:4).  I am sure every person reading these words can identify with that assessment.  Just as Israel had never confronted the circumstances in which…

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Get Over It

One of the issues we must put to rest if we are going to Serve God In Baal’s Shadow involves getting over the idea everything must be precisely as we think necessary in order to effectively serve Jesus.  The hero of the story related in 2 Kings 4: 42-44 (I have assigned him the name Earl) lived in a town…

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Prepare

I made a couple of mistakes this week.  First, I read The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin.  This book was recommended to me by Pastor Steve Molton.  I want to say “thanks” to Pastor.  Nothing like having your heart torn apart by realizing how small and petty one can be about serving Jesus!  If you are curious, I challenge…

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It Doesn’t Add Up

“Jacob, don’t be afraid to go down into Egypt” (Genesis 46:3).  It doesn’t add up.  Earlier in his life, this same God told Jacob, “Go home and live in the land of your fathers” (Genesis 31:3, 13).  For his entire life, Jacob recalled stories about his father and grandfather and the danger posed by Egypt (Genesis 12, 26).  He finally…

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An Upside Down World

For many who walk with Jesus, the world seems to be turning upside down. Good is now bad, bad is now good. Those who seek recognition are pandering to the fears of God’s people, portraying our day as something unlike anything heretofore experienced by believers. Even worse are those who, for a fee, will give to you their private “revelations”…

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Angry!

Stolen!  Robbed!  Cheated!  Yes, many people feel that way.  Millions feel as if they have endured the illegal theft of something important and they are angry.  My task is not to comment on the validity of that issue, nor the feelings being experienced by believers during this season.  That which I want to focus upon is how we respond to…

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