Archive for November, 2009

On Purpose! Moving (Matthew 6:33)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

There is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Every year it is the same.  It happened this year and will happen in the year to come, and those following.  People move out, and people move in.  Proximity to friends and family will be gained and lost. Ties will be tested.  Friendships will begin, and […]

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On Purpose! In Defense of Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

2 Samuel 11:2 – Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.                                 The common interpretation has Bathsheba lacking in modesty because she was bathing in the […]

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Wonders from the Word – To Thine Own God Be True (1 Peter 4:10-11)

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Rejection, more so than acceptance, tends to make us “wax philosophical” and self-reflect.  Questions (such as: Who are we; why are we here; what are we doing with our life; what are we supposed to be doing with our life) can be life altering or life affirming.  “To thine own self be true” (Shakespeare, Hamlet, […]

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Wonders from the Word – Only One Chance (2 Chronicles 10)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Selfishness, foolishness, pride, harsh words, bad advice, and intimidation.  Hurt, schism, retaliation, and separation. What am I describing?  Every day those words are more than words with definitions; they are sinful actions with lifetime consequences.  Families, friends, marriages, and churches, all fall apart, never again to heal the wounds of the heart. Those words came […]

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Wonders from the Word – Name Dread (1 Kings 16:30)

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Certain names bring personal dread.  Familiarity reacts by forewarning; preparing us for what’s ahead.  By dread, don’t think fear or terror; and maybe dread is not the most accurate word.  So let me elucidate.  When I hear or read certain names, there is no excitement, there is despair.  The name itself does not bring hope, […]

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