Fort Satan

In the Fall of 1939 Hitler and the armies of Germany would begin the race through Europe and no army was able to stop him.  In about nine months the forces of Germany would defeat and take over most of Europe.  Hitler would work to turn Europe into his own big Hitleresque fort.  Until D-Day […]

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The Story of the Bag of Compost Continues

Jim turned around in anger and left the cheerful lights and sounds behind.  “How arrogant of that woman and the owner of the house to reject him,’ he thought.  ‘I have my pride.  I am not going to be pushed around and told what to do!  I have my bag.  I want my own bag.  […]

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What’s in Your Travel Bag?

Jim came out of the woods tired and thirsty after a long day of travel.  Before him along the path was a big, beautiful house.  The windows were filled with light and the promise of a good meal and cheer.  As he came closer he could see what was going on in the house – […]

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Is God too Harsh?

God asserts that all people are “wicked.”   As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation (Luke 11:29) For some people God’s indictment of our wickedness seems too harsh. Most People Just Try to Get By We look at most people and we do not see or hear wicked people.  Certainly, there are […]

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The LORD is Our Strength

A recent devotion correctly asserted that when life is hard and difficult then look to Jesus for strength.  The author could have referenced a number of texts that encourage us to trust the Lord in times of trouble.  One such text says, The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, […]

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Stay Strong in the Word

The greatest gift that God has given is Jesus, his son, who died for our sins.  Through the forgiveness of sins all believers have eternal life in heaven.  If eternal life was the only reason to know Jesus, the Bible and the Christian faith, we would be well blessed.  Our lives, let’s say all 100 […]

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What’s Truly Necessary

The kingdom-of-me is like the man, Tom, who decided to clean up his office of all the clutter.  He filed papers that needed filing and recycled others.  He discarded old and unnecessary files – about half his filing cabinet was recycled.  He discarded books and three ring binders that he did not need.  Old pictures […]

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Crashing the Reality of Sin

Our sinful natures have an ability to ignore sin and think of reasons why what God has told us not to do, we can do.  Satan asked Eve, “Did God really say …”  The devil’s question is just the first excuse for setting aside what God has said so that she could eat the fruit.  […]

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Marriage Mirrors the Kingdom

As the Lord unpacks more of his sacrificial plan for marriage he focuses upon the work of husband, which of course in application, wives should also note.  Ephesians 5:27-29 encourages the husband to make his wife “radiant” based on Jesus’ work to make the church radiant. 27 and to present her to himself as a […]

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Marriage is a Unique Relationship

God has a high view of marriage and its purpose as the foundation in the kingdom of God – for each spouse, for the family, and for the kingdom. There is nothing institutional, contractual, governmental, or small in how God begins marriage.  In marriage the LORD creates a unique relationship with and in two people. […]

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