The Rock

  The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4 I love that one of the most common names for God in the Bible is “the Rock”. If you think about it, there is something very comforting and […]

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Only 6570 More Days

  How old are you? At the time of this writing, I’m fifty-two years old. I’ll be fifty-three in less than three months. By today’s standards, I’m middle-aged bordering on, well; let’s not go there. I’ll be seventy in only 6570 more days. How old are you? Our thinking about age is one of the […]

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Our Peace

  This One will be our peace. Micah 5:5a The Advent season includes many wishes and prayers for peace. Perhaps that’s because the promise of peace was part of the original Gospel message–Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased, Luke 2:14. And yet, if you […]

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Meet Jesus

  But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity. Micah 5:2 Meet Jesus—The One without beginning or end. We typically look at this […]

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Forecast: Wind and Rain

I’ve been praying for revival in America since 1985. I know that for many of you the concept of revival or spiritual awakening may be a bit foreign. If you haven’t personally lived through one, or if you don’t know someone who has lived through one, or if you haven’t studied the history of spiritual […]

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Pay Attention

  “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1 Following Jesus is serious business. It isn’t a pastime, a hobby or a social engagement. It requires our best efforts and serious focus. This verse in Hebrews has always haunted […]

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Mighty to Save

  “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Isaiah 63:1  If what this verse says were easy to do, everyone would be doing it. Saving a lost soul is no easy task: It requires a complete reversing of the spiritual laws of sin and death. It requires the undoing of a curse. […]

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Mornings with Howie

  My wife and I are babysitting my daughter’s rabbit while she is on her honeymoon. He’s a happy guy that she named William Howard Taft (Taft stands for Totally Awesome Fun Times). She calls him Howie. Howie is used to lots of attention. He likes to be groomed, fed twice a day and let […]

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God Has Your Back

  I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor. Psalm 140:12 You are never alone. You are not alone now. You never have been and never will be. God has your back. David knew what it was like to feel alone. There were multiple times in his […]

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Gather Your Courage

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:43 Joseph took a real risk by asking for the body of Jesus. In a sense, he was […]

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