Of Sins Forgiven

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. - Luke 15:7 NIV Harry Kunkle was my great-grandfather. He started well, but by the end of his life he tarnished his reputation...

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Process, Power, Plans

Posted by Steele Croswhite on

No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love. - Psalm 147:11 NLT Process, power, plans, capital, vision, connections. These are the types of words we tend to associate with success—especially in business (and sometimes in...

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No Middle Side

Posted by Steve Nelson on

[Jesus said,] “Whoever is not with me is against me.” - Luke 11:23a ESV I missed a flight once. We got there about a minute after the doors shut. In my mind I felt that we should get credit for “almost” or “close.” However, airlines don’t work that way...

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Bifocal Vision

Posted by Dennis Clark on

You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s. - Mark 8:33 NLT I used to think bifocals are for old people. Now that I wear them, my view has changed. (Actually, no one knows since I have the lenses that are graduated.) Why bifocals? They bring the long and the...

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Promise, Peace, and Power

Posted by Dave Lennander on

And the LORD said to him, “But I will be with you…” - Judges 6:16 ESV But the LORD said to him, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.” Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and called it, The LORD Is Peace . . . . - Judges 6:23-24 ESV But the...

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The Lord Reigns

Posted by Caleb Yetton on

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the...

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Rejoice in Jesus’ Birth!

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:11 “Silent Night” is one of the most popular Christmas carols. Its words immediately remind us of Christmas and fill us with joy. Come, sing the first two verses with me. Belt...

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What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by Kelly Lewis on

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. - Psalm 62:5 NLT If your church is like ours, every Sunday in Advent you light a candle in the Advent wreath. This past year when the candle in the center was lit on Christmas Eve, I was struck by a sentence in the reading: The...

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Undercover Boss

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

There was a written notice above Him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. - Luke 23:38 NIV I’ve enjoyed watching the CBS reality show, Undercover Boss. The show is about a high-ranking executive who dons a disguise to infiltrate his or her own business. The incognito executive then...

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Traffic

Posted by Spencer Bernard on

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. - 1 Timothy 2:1 NLT In Minneapolis, there’s a downtown freeway entrance that presents drivers with a myriad of road options. It’s a mad scramble for...

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