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Don’t Put God in a Box

The truth is, for all our protestations about being free, we all feel more comfortable in a box. You know where the walls are...in ...

Job from the Bible

Dangerously Wrong Conclusion

Don't kick a man when he is down. I don't know if they still teach idioms in English classes in school, but I remember our ...


I Come From Him

Jesus spoke these words in the temple court, during one of His visits to Jerusalem. The last time he had been in the city he had ...

If WE Confess

Foothold for the Devil

It is curious to me that Satan has to ask Jesus permission to come against Peter, enticing him eventually to deny Jesus, but just a few verses earlier in Luke 22, Luke records that "Satan entered into Judas..." I realize it is an argument from silence, but it bothers me that Satan appears not to ...


Why A People?

From the moment God called Abram to follow Him, out of the desert of Haran to the land of promise, God's intention was to have for himself a people. Specifically, God told Abram, "I will make of you a great nation..." Why? Why did God want a people? From the moment God rescued the Israelites ...

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Peace, What Is It?

Whenever we hear the word, peace, we tend to think of the word mainly in the negative...that peace is the absence of conflict or war. But, in the original languages of the Bible, the literal meaning of the word, shalom, translated, peace, in English, is “to be whole or complete.” * ...in contrast ...

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Power of a Heart Cry

When a tragedy happens, most look for ways to support and help. When it's a friend or family member, you might bring a meal or send flowers or write a thoughtful note. But when the tragedy is outside of your normal sphere, it's a little harder. What do you do? You empathize with the pain. You are ...