Short Term Gain, Long Term Pain

What do you do when things are not going how you want them to? It seems life just isn’t going your way. The things you hope for and desire are unfulfilled and feel as if they will never come to fruition. It seems God has forgotten you. The Israelites suffered from this same anxious feeling. […]

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Sorrow Knows No Bounds

I had just watched my mom’s casket lowered into the ground when I noticed a young couple about one hundred yards away. They were standing with their children next to a small headstone. I recognized the couple, so as family and friends dispersed from my mom’s graveside, I walked over and stood with them. It […]

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The Case Against Jacob

Judge: We’ve heard the arguments from the prosecution as to why Jacob is charged with deception for stealing the blessing from Esau. Now we’ll hear from the defense. Jacob’s Attorney: Thank you your honor. I am here today to make a case that perhaps Jacob is not as deceptive as we may think. I would […]

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Fear Touched by God

To come face to face with God, to hear His voice, is to come to terms with His power. In the Old Testament, an encounter with God struck fear and reverence with those who experienced His presence. Yet in the New Testament we have God born into flesh as Jesus, God among us. What was […]

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Joining the Lineage of Jesus

In Ruth 4:6, a close relative of Naomi turns down the opportunity to redeem the land which belonged to their brother Elimelech. He tells Boaz, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it (NASB).” […]

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