Do You Want to Be Healed?

“One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’” - John 5:5-6 To onlookers, the question from Jesus must have seemed a bit strange - …

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The Resurrection King: Author of Comeback Stories

‘Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.’ - John 11:25 One of the primary reasons we worship our heavenly Father is that we recognize him as the Creator of all living things. Whatever his timeline or methodology, we credit him …

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Psalm 146: God is at Work

*Shared with my school staff on October 25, 2017. Look at Psalm 146. As you read, pay special attention to the verbs in verses 5-9. Psalm 146: Put Not Your Trust in Princes (italics mine) Call to Praise 1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as …

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Your Love Reaches to the Heavens

One of my goals for 2017 was to read through Psalms and Proverbs each morning, something I accomplish by listening to the audio tracks on my Youversion Bible app while I get ready for the day. After spending years on reading plans that take me through all 66 books of the Bible, I’m enjoying the …

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Thoughts on Prayer from Ephesians

How is your prayer life? Mine needs some help. As someone said to me yesterday, prayer is the most foundational source of our power, yet for many of us it remains the final frontier. Perhaps in this culture more than ever, it can be a struggle to simply stop, lock it down, and be quiet …

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Feed Yourself

Pick up a Bible. Open the YouVersion Bible app. Dig into the truth of scripture. Listen to it. Highlight it. Meditate on it. Journal with it. Wrestle with it. Pray over it. Apply it. This is what it looks like to hear from God. This is what it looks like to walk in the Spirit. This …

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The True Israel in Jesus

I appreciate and agree with Iain Duguid’s discussion of “replacement theology” in his commentary on Numbers 24: Some Christians believe that Old Testament promises that speak of “Israel” are only intended for ethnic Israel and not for the church. For them, Balaam’s prophecies speak of a glorious future for the physical descendants of Israel, but […] …

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