Category Archives: General

Being Spirit Filled

What I am about to say is not intended to be controversial much less theological. This is just a thought born out of decades of ministry and a continuing commitment to be faithful to the conviction that ministry wrought in … Continue reading

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The Lie

Part One: The Smear I just finished Sharyl Attkisson’s book, “The Smear:How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.” It is one of a dozen books I have been reading (both … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the Lord is near—near and coming quickly. The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter; the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry. :15 That day will be a day of wrath— a … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge In the Lord

There is a Hebrew word which means “to take refuge” that is consistently translated “to trust” in the King James Version.  There is a difference in meaning between the two ideas. So, you can imagine my surprise to find such … Continue reading

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Nahum

The prophet Nahum, scholarship informs, “celebrates the wrathful judgment of YHWH” (the Lord) [against the city of Nineveh].  The second verse uses the Hebrew word translated “vengeance/avenging” 3 times. The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter

In reading the story of Jonah in the Bible I was struck by the peculiar emphasis given to God’s compassion toward the city of Nineveh.  At a time when the prophets were preaching  woe and exile in Israel, Nineveh was … Continue reading

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Bored

I’m bored.  I am not depressed, though, perhaps, a tad discouraged.  But I am clearly bored! I wake up around 4:00 each morning and l lie there wondering what I want to do this day of my retirement, but I come … Continue reading

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Amos

God, through Amos, writes the words to His dirge, [“lamentation” Amos 5:1], which we might be loathe to study because it is so grim.  Israel is seen here as a wasteland, desolate and forsaken.  “Professional mourners” [Amos 5:16] walked the … Continue reading

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The Assembly

Hiding in plain site when we read the Bible devotionally are countless nuggets of truth that await that prayerful moment to be revealed.  Sometimes it’s a word; sometimes it is in the language.  And sometimes we might look at the … Continue reading

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Hosea

When my mom was living in a nursing home there was a certain amount of sorrow that came with each visit. She would beg me to take her out of there, something we all know I couldn’t do.  There were … Continue reading

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