One Powerful Paragraph Saturated with Christ and Gospel Truth

From the first sentence to last there is enough in this one paragraph to meditate for a month. (The capitalization and color emphasis is mine.) “Let us make crystal clear at the beginning of each new day, all we will get from God as believers in Jesus is MERCY. Whatever pleasures or pains may come … More One Powerful Paragraph Saturated with Christ and Gospel Truth

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Public Humiliation for Him, Forgiveness for You and Me

[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] A Morning Devotion for Thursday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter   The Savior is stripped and nailed to the cross. Adapted from the accounts of Ps 22:16-18 … More Public Humiliation for Him, Forgiveness for You and Me

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“It is God Himself that Nourishes the Soul”

The poverty of evangelical reflection, the shallowness of our deepest thoughts about God is becoming the achillies heal of our witness in the world. Our deepest thoughts about God barely skim the surface of the reality of who God is and what He has revealed about Himself in His word.  And it is killing us. … More “It is God Himself that Nourishes the Soul”

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I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80  Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

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Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

I recently ordered the first volume of the ESV Scriptural Journal. To be completely accurate, the volume that covers the pastoral epistles (1-2 Timothy and Titus). It is a very simple capitalistic improvement to the standard study Bible giving we, the reader, more space to write our own meditations and discoveries by alternating a text page … More Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

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Beauty in Small Things

Reading with the Pastor Matthew 24, Psalm 24, and Proverbs 24 The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. —Henry Miller Give attention, close attention, to the word of God and the works of His creation. They will each become … More Beauty in Small Things

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