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People Get Ready and People Be Ready to Give, Serve and Love

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Matthew 24, 25 The disciples were impressed by the temple in Jerusalem and pointed it out to Jesus but he knew that both the temple and Jerusalem would be destroyed.   This brought more questions from the disciples about Jesus coming back and the end of the age. As was His custom...

Oh, to be like a Child

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Oh, to Be Like a Child Matthew 18 “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” I imagine that the disciples brought this question to Jesus after they had spent some time discussing and reasoning. In fact, they probably arrived to individually plausible but jointly inconsistent...

Let it Be!

Posted by Janet Wingard on

As a rancher’s daughter, I inherited a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for rich, fertile land. Where I grew up, each spring promised to produce a bounty if we planted the seed, tended the soil, and protected the harvest from deer and rabbits. Being proud of that tradition, I have...

Jesus Isn't Safe

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Matthew 10 is a difficult passage to swallow.  Being a Christian is supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to make my life easier, make me happier, worry-free.  I mean, we’re born again, and so all that junk is behind us.  But there is a reason for the verse in Psalm 19...

Sermon on the Mount

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Matthew 5-7 All the people knew. Or at least they thought they knew. As Jesus began to speak, it started to turn their understanding upside-down. The disciples gathered round while the crowds just tried to overhear the teaching. Many times we are like the disciples and the crowds, we think we...

Return to Me

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

'Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 1:3 Return to Me. These are the perfect words to read and contemplate as we draw closer and closer to Christmas. God is saying "return to me." I will send you a way to...

Habakkuk

Posted by Nancy Barrow on

Habakkuk has become of my favorite Old Testament prophets.  The book itself is a conversation between Habakkuk and God and I love to read quotes from God himself, hanging on each word and trying to get a clear glimpse of His character and personality.  But Habakkuk himself resonate...

Micah 1 & 7

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Today as in the day of prophet Micah, sin is rebellion against God manifest in self-centeredness and arrogance. Most often the punishment fits the crime. Oppressors are themselves oppressed. Liars are deceived and the violent are assaulted. Micah decries the fact that Samaria will soon fall to...

Catch of the Day

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

Will we ever learn that God's plan for us is much bigger and better than we can ever imagine? Do you ever 'catch' yourself planning and arranging your life in such a way that you inadvertently look in the rear view mirror to see if God is following as you lead the way? Don't blink...because...

Be Prepared

Posted by Cary Curry on

As I read through Joel 2, I was reminded of the Musical, the Lion King. One of the songs was titled, “Be prepared.” The prophet Joel has a message with images of a locust invasion - “like an army” – an attack. Famine is to follow as a result of sinful decisions. He...

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