Friday, May 20, 2022

Gentleness: Grabbing power or growing gentleness

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"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). I am convinced that we Christians have a gentleness problem. Let me start with...

Self control: Can we master ourselves?

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“Put on your brakes!”  I remember saying those words to my young son years ago. A lot. He needed no encouragement to take risks,...

Promises, puzzles and Pentecost

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Pentecost, a 50-day time span beginning Easter Sunday, celebrates culminated promises and a new beginning. The story of Pentecost in Acts 2 contains some...

Power to do the impossible

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One of Jesus’ most startling statements is found in John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works...

Knowing the Holy Spirit

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You could tell me that your eight-year-old granddaughter is cute, smart and generous. Or you could show me her photo looking disappointed that she’s...

Confessing God

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Hear, O people: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Almighty in power, perfect in wisdom, righteous in judgment, overflowing in steadfast love. The LORD is our Sovereign, who reigns...

Foolishness or faith

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This might rank near the top of a list of foolish decisions made by people in the Bible. But he was one of God’s...

Joy to the (sub-atomic) world

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The holiday season is upon us, and 2020 has been rough. If you are anything like me, you have spent this year in a...