March 15, 2021
Everyone knows what a scapegoat is:  someone who is made to take the blame for something, allowing the actual perpetrator(s) to go scot-free.
March 8, 2021
The apostle Paul remarks on our human frailty, and at the same time on the resiliency which is characteristic of those who perceive the light God has provided to shine in the darkness, in the face of Jesus Christ.
February 28, 2021
How would you react, if you were transported into the throne room of the Almighty?  Met by seraphim, who proclaim the Lord’s holiness with an earth-and-heaven-shaking voice?  Somehow “awe-inspiring” doesn’t do justice. 
February 25, 2021
The Book of Revelation is filled with frightening pictures, isn’t it?
February 16, 2021
There are a number of ways we can grow weary.  The most common and obvious is physical—if we exert ourselves hard enough for long enough, we will get tired.  After we tire, we can keep going for a while, but eventually if we keep pressing we’ll get to a point where our reserves are exhausted and we collapse. But of course physical weariness isn’t the only kind.
February 4, 2021
Quick:  Form a picture in your mind of Jesus.
January 28, 2021
Psalm 10 seems particularly appropriate to my mental state right now.  It is a treatise on “the wicked”. 
January 25, 2021
The battle against sin is the foundational theme of our salvation. All men have sinned, and there is not one of us that can boast of their own righteousness.
January 21, 2021
How did Jesus ever come to be in what we now call Lebanon?  We know about his excursion there because of his encounter with a woman, called Syrophoenician by Mark, Canaanite by Matthew.  Why was he there? 
January 17, 2021
It’s become a cliché to say that something is “a marathon not a sprint”.  There are certainly times in life when a brief very intense effort is called for.  Yet most of life shows the cliché is the reality—most things in life require long-term, sustained effort.
January 15, 2021
Thirty years, and he still surprises her!  Meal follows meal, day follows day, year follows year…and things you shouldn’t forget just seem to fade into the background.  You shouldn’t be surprised, but you are.
January 14, 2021
I can’t remember the last time I heard a speaker or teacher direct my attention to the prophet Habakkuk.  Rereading his short, three chapter book, I’m wondering why.  There’s a lot there to build up believers, as the New Testament writers clearly understood. 
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