The Rainbow Reminder (Advent 4, 2020)

I can’t begin to imagine how frightening it must have been to be in the ark when the rain came down, and a world full of people cried in anguish as they watched loved ones die by drowning before succumbing to it themselves.  I hope the ark was soundproof or animal noises within made the […]

December 2, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Flood and Favor (Advent 3, 2020)

God knows which people are His and which people are against Him.  This is not a modern phenomenon.  Why does God put up with people who hate Him, who rebel against Him, and who thumb their noses at the Almighty? Love.  Love for those who bear His image which is all humanity, both the good […]

December 1, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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No-Go Zone (Advent 2, 2020)

According to Wikipedia, a No-Go area is “a region where the ruling authorities have lost control and are unable to enforce the rule of law.”  Ah, but God never lost control. God was never unable to enforce His commands or deliver His pre-announced consequences.  As we continue our look at Divine Intervention in our 2020 […]

November 30, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Where are You? (Advent 1, 2020)

Taking stock of where we are isn’t exactly the modern way.  Maybe we don’t want to think about it.  It’s easier just to brush everything under the rug than to acknowledge who we are and what we have allowed ourselves to become.  “They [Adam and Eve] sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.  […]

November 29, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Divine Intervention-Advent 2020

When it seems like the impossible clouds all earthly possibilities, hang on.When it feels like the troubles of this life will never change, don’t give up.When hope is a distant thought and despair pummels us from every angle, keep hoping!When the struggle is real and our strength fails us, take heart!When we’re weary from running […]

November 2, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Object of Worship

Have no other gods before Me, God says, and also don’t bow down or worship statues or idols (Exodus 20:2-6).   That’s because He’s fully aware that statues and images cannot replace our true and essential Object (grammatically speaking) of worship. God’s reasons are not the same as those of Sean King whose views were recently […]

November 2, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Worship Requires Clarity

Lift the signal from the noise.  Take a step back.  Breathe. Think about first things and your top priority: Worship of God through Christ Jesus.  The battle is His.  The battle is His, but the battle is also very real.  Look to Jesus.  When Jesus was confronted with the devil’s temptation to lose focus and […]

October 17, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Worship Flows from Being Created

When we recognize that we are created beings—an essential part of understanding our identity—we can engage in essential worship of God. You know, I grieve a culture that teaches critical race theory or says I have some “white privilege” of which I must repent or kneel or wear like a scarlet letter “W”, as I […]

October 7, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential as Created

What do COVID-19, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent passing, and President Trump’s being admitted to Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution” have in common?  They all point to one plank in the theology I hold dear.It’s summed up in Isaiah 5:5-9.  “I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from […]

October 3, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Essential Character

In his “I Have Dream” speech, Reverend Martin Luther King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” I can only imagine […]

September 20, 2020 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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