Essential Discernment

Jesus warned us.  “Watch out that you are not deceived” (Luke 21:8).  Wake up, Christian.  Who are you following? Who is it torching buildings and throwing frozen water bottles at the heads of police and passersby?  Who is it drop-kicking toddlers, punching the unsuspecting elderly with their walkers, assassinating political rivals point blank and in […]

September 12, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Action of Obedience

Have you ever thought about how much death and violence could be prevented in recent days if someone had just embraced the actions of obedience to God-given authorities in every realm of their lives?  A police officer pulls someone over.  Hands on the wheel.  Yes, sir.  Do you have a weapon? Yes, sir, I have […]

September 7, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Faith

It is hard to talk about essentials without acknowledging that our faith in God’s existence and our assurance of His activity…not passivity…in our lives matters.  This is essential for us because it’s impossible to please God without it.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  Scripture tells us that “Without faith it […]

August 30, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential is More than Just a Word

We’re in the thick of election season.  (Wow, Barb, I hadn’t noticed.  Maybe I should log onto Twitter and see what people think and then count how many awful things people can say to one another.)  It’d be easy to want to tune it all out.  But it would have to be for the rest […]

August 26, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Matters

Hey, are any besides me still trying to regain their bearings in a post-COVID world?  Many of you are dealing with the same types of restrictions, having the same types of thoughts, and what I really want to know is what people think of masks and hydroxychloroquine.  (Just joking of the “really want” part.)  Opinions […]

August 23, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Positive Lessons from Coronavirus for Business

The coronavirus has devastated businesses- large and small- which are core to the US and global economies. Everyone has felt the pain on a consumption level. We cannot shop like we once did, and for some, that means panic and hoarding. Some people have been insulated from pain on their income earning–for example, hedge fund […]

May 17, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Positive Lessons from Coronavirus for the Church

For the first time in around 2000 years of the Christian Church, our holiest days were spent with church doors closed. Lights off. Nobody there. Let that sink in. Many churches still haven’t opened on account of coronavirus. This should not be the case ever again. There are lessons to be learned if we’re to […]

May 16, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Positive Lessons from Coronavirus on Government

How can a person look at coronavirus without seeing how much this virus has revealed about the nature of bureaucratic government and our leaders? So far in our series, looking for anything positive in a daily barrage of bad news about the pandemic, we’ve seen there are positive lessons ranging from basic principles, personal applications, […]

May 13, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Positive Lessons from Coronavirus for Society

Continuing in our series on 100+ positive lessons from coronavirus, today we’ll look at society and community…how we live among each other in light of the virus. God’s people must live faithfully in the world, but not of it. When we’re talking about social implications, it’s important to recognize that coronavirus has an origin. We […]

May 10, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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More Positive Lessons from Coronavirus-Getting Personal

The coronavirus has been teaching us many positive concepts. In the last installment, we began seeing lessons for those desiring to live as God’s people in a free society. Two kingdoms, both of which matter. Today we’ll get personal, asking “How now shall I live?” and seeing its application for each man or woman personally. […]

May 9, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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