The Power of Forgiveness.

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God Forgives.  Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1)  Forgiveness cleanses. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! (Psalm 51:2)  Forgiveness comes through confession. For I know my transgressions,     and my sin is ever before […]

My Bible Reading Plan

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One of the most joyful and fruitful things I do is read through the Bible from cover to cover over the course of a year. I do this by following a plan, and I find myself recommending this plan to people all the time, so let me recommend it to you. It’s called the ‘M’Cheyne […]

Being Still Under Gunfire, Not Flowers.

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“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10a A Field of Flowers. As I read this verse, I couldn’t help imagining myself at the foothills of a beautiful mountain range, standing in a peaceful meadow next to a flowing stream of water. The air was crisps and the lilies were dancing to the […]

The Real Hero

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Every really great story begins with a hero who is called upon to make wrongs right, cause good to triumph over evil, and win the day. In the second chapter of Exodus, we are told a birth story about a baby who would be named Moses, which leads us to believe he will be the […]

Our Journey Begins

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Today we begin a journey through one of the greatest stories every told. It’s a story about slavery and redemption, struggle and triumph, hurt and heroism, bondage and freedom. It’s a story not so much about a people or a hero, but a story about a great God who fights for His own and comes […]

Day 1 – Genealogy

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Matthew 1:1 “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.“ There are a variety of creative ways to grab a reader’s attention to keep him/her reading more. A genealogy is not usually one of those. So why does Matthew begin his gospel with a genealogy? He does so because […]