What Time is Sunset?
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During the 1992 U.S. presidential debate, George Bush Sr. glanced at his watch, and lost the election. Many speculate, that by looking at his watch, Bush was disconnecting from his audience while a young Clinton was charming them. When we watch the clock on Sabbath are we disconnecting from God? God gave us the Sabbath to … [Click to read more …]

Conservative Towards Ourselves, Liberal Towards Others
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Job and friends in desert

After Job heard enough criticism from his “friends,” my heart breaks for him, as I read his words, “I could say the same things if you were in my place. I could spout off criticism and shake my head at you. But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away … [Click to read more …]

The Two Resurrections and the Second Death
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The Appearing. Vintage painting showing the second coming of Christ to rescue His people.

The Bible teaches two different resurrections. Jesus spoke of one resurrection for those who are saved, and another resurrection for those who are lost. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the … [Click to read more …]

The Curse Causeless? – Hit the Mark
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A woman uses an umbrella to protect from negative thoughts.

Words matter. That’s the takeaway I received for this week’s lesson on The Curse Causeless. This week our attention is on the words of Job’s friend Eliphaz. He was one of the three, who in their concern and respect for Job, came to see him after his life was turned upside down. I imagine it … [Click to read more …]

A man Who Wanted to Die, but Never Got To
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Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Job 2:8-10 NLT Like Job’s wife, many have been pushed to the breaking … [Click to read more …]

When Everything Goes Wrong
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Jesus comforting man

Curse that day for failing to shut my mother’s womb, for letting me be born to see all this trouble. Job 3:10 NLT While our experience may be different than Job’s, many of us have been in situations, so dire, that we even question our existence.  Wayne’s parents never married. Growing up, he learned to … [Click to read more …]