Prodigal and Prostitute

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“Forgiving the unforgivable is hard. So was the cross: hard words, hard wood, hard nails.” William S. Stoddard “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 You probably remember a man named Ted Kaczynski – the Unabomber. He’s the man who used … [Click to read more …]

Going Through the Motions


Have you ever gotten home from work but you don’t remember driving there? You’re on auto-pilot. It happens whenever we’ve done something so many times that our brain doesn’t really have to engage in what we’re doing to make it happen. It’s almost like our muscles just take over – tying our shoes, playing a … [Click to read more …]

It Is Not Good For Man to Be Alone


“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”  Hebrews 10:25 Over the years, I have heard many people tell me they don’t need a church. They can just study the Bible for themselves. They don’t … [Click to read more …]

The Lawgiver and Promise Giver


Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one … [Click to read more …]

The Sabbath; A Sign of Grace and Holiness


“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it … [Click to read more …]

Too Much Commentary


I know a woman who is a fabulously good cook. Not only is the food delightful to taste – it is seriously good for you. The problem is that all her food comes with commentary. Did you know that this food has Vitamin K? And you get 85.6% of your selenium requirements from this kind … [Click to read more …]

Worship: Event, Activity or Lifestyle?

The term “worship”, whether used in a religious or secular context, is supposed to reflect an attitude and ongoing experience rather than a specific activity or event. Sometimes it seems that humanity embraces worship more fully when the object of that worship is not God.  For instance, many people worship their possessions, their favorite celebrities, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Holy, Holy, Holy . . .


Though the book of Revelation still holds many mysteries, the dominant motif comes through time and time again, and that is—of worship. All through Revelation are scenes of various beings worshiping the Lord. Read the following texts. What can we learn about worship from what appears in them? What themes appear here that we have seen … [Click to read more …]