Archive for July, 2014

Wonders from the Word – 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 – Paul is Human

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

News Alert! Paul was human! Excuse the hyperbole, but I wonder sometimes if we inappropriately place Paul on a pedestal far above us, a little above Peter, and just a tad below Jesus. The humanity of Peter is easy to see and empathize with; just ask anyone with the habit of inserting foot into mouth. […]

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Wonders from the Word – Hurt Deeper than Love – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Friday, July 18th, 2014

If the God of all comfort, comforts us so that we can comfort those in affliction (2 Cor.1.3-4); then God gives what He is, and we give what we receive. We want to love people out of their hurt, but some hurt so deeply, it is stronger than any love. Any human love, that is. […]

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Praying through the Bible #132 – 1 Chronicles 29:1-22 – A Prayer After the Contribution

Friday, July 18th, 2014

I wonder if the prayer would change if offered to God after the collection had been counted? Would it be depressing, or one of praise? Every Sunday Christians contribute for the ministry of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Before the Lord’s Supper we often sing a song “to prepare our minds.” Before the contribution we […]

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Praying through the Bible #131 – 1 Chronicles 23:24-32 – A Prayer that is Paid For

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Do you get paid to do your job? Of course, you do, that is why you work. If they stopped paying, you would quit. That is, unless, you enjoy your job so much it is like a hobby you get paid to do. They say if you enjoy your job, you’ll never work a day […]

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Praying through the Bible #130 – 1 Chronicles 21 – A Prayer for Our Victims

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

“Victimless crimes” are illegal acts to which all consent and none are injured. Or so they claim. Poker for example; and admittedly no party is injured…if all the parties can afford to lose. Software piracy is another example; it is easier on the conscience to steal from someone as distant as the internet makes people […]

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Praying through the Bible #129 – 1 Chronicles 17 – A Prayer for My House

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Do you find it easier to give gifts, or to receive them? Personally, I like to give them…and I don’t mind receiving them either! If I had to choose one, it would be to give, except in the spiritual realm. I know that I unless I receive, I cannot give. Without God, I have nothing, […]

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