Worried in a City of Fear

Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” – Luke 2:47 (NASB) It had been years since […]

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#3 The Fragrance of Grace

2022 Countdown of the top ten most viewed posts. This post was first published June 16, 2022. What a scene it must have been. There Jesus is dining with Lazarus, the man he has just raised from the dead. “Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet […]

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Spread the Word

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had […]

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Vignettes—Approval

Their eyes are upon me. What are they thinking when they look at me? I don’t feel like I fit in, but I remain standing in this crowd. Where do I belong? From across the street I see him standing there with welcoming eyes, telling me to join him. I want to cross the street […]

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The Threat of Jesus

There are times faith in Jesus will require difficult choices that may affect your livelihood. In Acts 19:23-41, there is a “man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen (verse 24, NASB).” It’s a pretty good racket. People come to worship at the temple […]

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Friday Faith

But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. […]

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