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 […]

The Story of Ruth

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Stories are powerful. Stories have the ability to pull us in and speak to us about the deepest parts of human nature and human existence. Some stories do this so well that they have a way of sticking around and surviving from one generation to the next. Many of these epic stories, like Star Wars, […]