Lord, Heal Our Land Part 7

A battle cry for peace inspired by Psalm 46. Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth.  You are our refuge and strength, ever present to help in times of trouble. Because You are with us, we will not give in to fear. Though the enemy roars and rages, we receive Your peace. For we know …

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New Year C.L.O.C.K.

Since 1989, a project has been underway to build a clock which will tick once a year for the next 10,000 years, move the century hand every 100 years and mark each millennium with a cuckoo appearance.  The project, alternatively termed ‘10,000-Year Clock,’ ‘Millenium Clock,’ and ‘Clock of the Long Now’ aims to promote long-term …

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The Great Shepherd Proclamation

Throughout scripture, we encounter Jehovah Rohi, the Lord Our Shepherd. Long before David penned the familiar verses of Psalm 23, Jacob acknowledged the mighty role which the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel played in the life of his son Joseph (Gen 49:24). The prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah delivered divine prophecies featuring Israel as the sheep …

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Thank You (Even) For the Fleas

In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom shares the harrowing tale of how she, her father and sister Betsie were arrested for harboring Jews from the Nazis in Holland. After weeks of solitary confinement, Corrie and Betsie reunited in a concentration camp where they were assigned to a flea ridden barracks. Their horror …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part III

Not only did Joseph know he was a favored son, he made sure everyone else did as well – including his increasingly envious brothers. Eventually, jealousy boiled over and his brothers sold him into slavery, while telling their father Israel that Joseph had been devoured by wild animals (Gen 37). Ending up in Egypt, Joseph …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part II

Jacob’s heel grabbing in the womb was a foreshadowing of future events. First, he conned his brother Esau into selling his birthright for a bowl of stew (Gen 25:29-34). Then, when their father Isaac was old and blind, Jacob conspired with their mother Rebekah to trick Isaac into giving Jacob the blessing of the firstborn …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part I

We often hear about the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Today, I’d like to add Joseph to that illustrious list. Why? I believe he displayed the same type of tenacious faith which characterized the lives of his forefathers. Abraham waited until he was 100 years old before God’s great promise for his life …

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Safe Refuge Part 3 – The Psalmists Club

“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are …

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Weapons of Our Warfare (WOOW): The Presence of God

If you haven’t reviewed the WOOW series in a while, here’s a quick overview. We kicked off with Thanksgiving, and then went on to Praise, Worship, the Word of God and the super combo of Praying God’s Word. In each case, we saw examples in the Bible of how these weapons of warfare are mighty …

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