Truth: Personal or Propositional?

“What is truth?” – Pilate, John 19 During Jesus’ interrogation by Pilate, the climax of the conversation is reached after Jesus describes his own personal mission as God’s ideal king to testify to the truth. Pilate responds with the question, “What is truth?” Pilate did not wait for an answer. In my opinion, Jesus could not […]

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Fully Awake

“Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory . . .” Luke 9:32 The Christian life can be described many ways. One of my favorite descriptions comes from Thomas Merton (I think). He (I think) says the Christian life is principally about staying awake. I like […]

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To Humble and Test

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you […]

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Tragic End

Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. 2 Chronicles 21:20 When your timeis over, how will you be rememberd? Do you want said of […]

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Without Grumbling

“ Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure . . .” Philippians 2:14-15a Recently, I was given an opportunity to teach in a Sunday School I attend. The topic was “How to Put the Lid on Complaining” from the verses above. Immediately, my mind ran to the solution (not […]

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Not by Their Sword

“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.” Psalm 44:3 Israel’s taking of the land was no small feat. Dispossessing an encamped enemy from their own land is a […]

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Preparing in Advent

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the music, lights, and general holiday cheer. The food is always delicious, and the desserts are heavenly. Time with family is priceless. Overall, this is a wonderful time of the year. There’s more to Christmas than holiday traditions, however. There’s an ancient tradition that is […]

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