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Is this really necessary….?

A few thoughts on the apostles’ commitment to “the word of God and prayer” in Acts 6:4. My first mentor was a young man of 28. I was a younger man of 23. His name is Larry and during one sermon he related a story of teaching a group of young adults on a retreat. Larry was talking about what […]

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Can any good come of this?

A recent internet article listed several suggestions on how people can save and invest their money. It focused on decisions that affect how much disposable income we’ll have during our working years and how much we’ll accumulate for retirement. One of those was having children. The writer got down and dirty about the cost of birthing, rearing and educating them. […]

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Oh, yeah. I almost forgot….

Does a guy named Haggai have anything relevant to say in 2019? The Jews had a lot of prophets. Some were before their exile to Babylon and a few after their return to Israel. Haggai was a post-exilic prophet and probably had the triple perspective of seeing his culture and people before they were exiled, while they were in exile […]

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How Does That Happen?

Jesus never rebuked anyone for having too much faith. But He sure scolded a lot of disciples for not having enough. He complemented a soldier saying He had not seen such great faith in all of Israel. Jesus knew this man had a grasp of an important kingdom principle because the centurion had commented that he understood that our Lord […]

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Abraham: parable & prophecy

Abraham’s faith isn’t only manifest in his believing God for an heir.  The time came when Isaac was born and then grew up, and then God tested Abraham.  God said, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of […]

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