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  • Perfection from imperfection

    “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”(1 Peter 5:10) There is a funny irony to God’s call on my life. Though 99% of my work involves communication, both verbal and written,…

  • Where is the front?

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”(Ephesians 6:12) In military usage, the front line (or the front) is “a line of battle” or “a zone of conflict between armies.” Specifically, it may be understood…

  • Decisions

    “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will…

  • When things get worse

    “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”(2 Corinthians 4:8-9) Years ago I read an excellent book by Glenn Penner entitled, In the Shadow of the Cross: A Biblical Theology of Persecution and Discipleship. This book outlines and…

  • The last things

    “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with…

  • In God’s image

    “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”(Genesis 1:26) Today’s verse passage reminds…

  • Scars

    “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”(Galatians 6:17) The scars on our bodies didn’t appear without reason; each one has a story behind it. Each one is like a mini diploma indicating that we have passed through a particular experience and have learned…

  • How shall we escape?

    “In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And…

  • Reconciliation

    “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”(Hebrews 2:17) The term reconciliation is both fantastically positive and profoundly important in its biblical application. In this…

  • One of a kind

    “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”(John 1:18) In every area of human endeavour there are men and women who distinguish themselves as unique. In terms of such things as talent, ability, brilliance, creativity, courage, and raw determination,…