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I hear the train a comin’

For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcomed all who visited him, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him. Acts 28:30 … Continue reading

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A spiritual purge

Josiah also got rid of the mediums and psychics, the household gods, the idols, and every other kind of detestable practice, both in Jerusalem and throughout the land of Judah. He did this in obedience to the laws written in the … Continue reading

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It’s so simple. Or is it complicated?

But (Naaman’s) officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and … Continue reading

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What do you do when you meet an angel?

Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.” 1 Kings 19:7 The angel struck him on the side to awaken … Continue reading

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Our favorite songs: I’ll Fly Away

I met Melissa Dixon on the first day of school. OK. It was my first day of seminary, but it was still the first day of school. We instantly hit it off because we discovered that we grew up just … Continue reading

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Boycotting Boycotts

The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. Acts 5:41 Do we see very much of this today? It seems to me that people in Christian circles … Continue reading

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Coal, Breakfast with Jesus, and Beauty in Failure

Because it was cold, the household servants and the guards had made a charcoal fire. They stood around it, warming themselves, and Peter stood with them, warming himself. – John 18:18 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for … Continue reading

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Spilled Water

“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we … Continue reading

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Washing Feet

So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. John … Continue reading

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My Goal for Today

“I am filled with joy at his success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” – John the Baptist (John 3:29 & 30) In a world full of meeting quotas, career advancement, and intense … Continue reading

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