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Learn to Ride a Camel

Our culture and Israel’s culture at Jesus’ day or earlier are very different. We have cellphones, computers, and TV.  They had access to vellum and ink or papyrus paper. We have cars, trains, and planes.  They had horses, camels, donkeys, and feet. We live in very different times from those of the Biblical writers in […]

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Where to Start the Map

In the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Indiana and his friends were seeking Jesus’ grail.  They had an ancient map that was incomplete.  Specifically, it was missing the starting place.  All of the map’s directions were useless without the proper place to start. In the “map” of our lives and in the “map” […]

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A Man after God’s Own Heart

God states an amazing truth about David, the King. Even though David had sinned, God said to Solomon about David his father, “As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, …  (1 Kings […]

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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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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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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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God’s Cure for Spiritual Poisoning

Oddly, human nature has an ability to destroy itself.  We are not talking about war, but what human nature can do to its own, individual heart and life.  We have an ability to self-poison our heart. Human nature has inherent character flaws that poison the heart.  Some people have a good self-confidence, but that good […]

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