Monthly Archives: January 2011

Victory Into Mourning

I know, “Victory Into Mourning” does not sound like an upbeat, positive message, but hang in there with me. Here is another message of why David was a man after God’s heart. I haven’t talked about how David pursued God’s … Continue reading

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Meditations on Psalm 24

From time to time in youth group, we focus on one of the spiritual disciplines. Tonight, we walked through meditation together. We started with a short discussion of what meditation is and isn’t. (I highly recommend a book titled “The … Continue reading

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After God’s Own Heart

I have always admired David. While he was a murderer and adulterer (in his heart), he was still called “a man after God’s own heart.” I certainly don’t admire the murderer and adulterer parts of David. However, I do admire … Continue reading

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Personal Psalms

Psalms is one of my favorite books in the Bible. It always reminds me that our experience is not unique. The troubles we go through have been experienced by many before us, and will be by experienced by many after … Continue reading

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With All Your Heart

This morning I was lead back to 1 Samuel 12. This chapter tells of Saul’s coronation. The focus is not on Saul, but on God’s relationship with His chosen people. Up to now, the people had heard Samuel tell them … Continue reading

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The Name of God

I can remember as a little child, one of the first of the ten commandments I learned to break, aside from bearing false witness (lying) of course, was the third commandment. Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of … Continue reading

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Witnessed by the Law and the Prophets

I suppose I could have titled this blog “Amazing Grace Again,” but then that theme could go on and on and on and…  So, here is the grace part right up front.  In 1 Samuel 10, we get  to see … Continue reading

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Old Testament Amazing Grace

We tend to think of God’s amazing grace in terms of His redemptive work in the incarnation, sacrifice, and resurrection, and rightly so! However, if God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, then we will see the character of … Continue reading

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Christian Emails

I know I missed a day of blogging yesterday. When I started this blog, I didn’t intent to write ever day, but it will be close to that. Also, I am continuing my trek through the old testament and have … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Redemption

I have often glossed over the book of Ruth. I have to admit I usually think, “it’s only four chapters and it’s one of those books intended for women.” When I think that way, I am really missing out on … Continue reading

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