Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Veteran’s Day–thank you for your sacrifice

It is 4:45 and I am just now sitting down to read and reflect on the Word.  Since it is Veteran’s Day, I would like to begin by thanking our veterans and service members for their sacrifice for our country.  God bless America, and all those who love her and serve her. We move on …

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Making church comfortable

I am departing from the first chapter of John today to address a comment I heard at church.  We were talking about what churches are doing to accomplish growth.  I kept hearing how they are changing their worship services, sometimes forming a blended service of choir, praise team, organ, instruments, and bells.  That didn’t sound …

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Another shocking tragedy

Yesterday the news was dominated by yet another tragedy.  A military man at Ft. Hood, Texas, apparently upset that he was going to be deployed to the Middle East, fired upon men and women, killing 13 and injuring 31.  Although Muslim, the man was born in Maryland–he purportedly shouted “Allah is good” before firing upon …

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We have found the Messiah

I read John 1:41 where Andrew tells his brother Simon Peter, “We have found the Messiah,” and I am filled with awe and wonder. Andrew had been a follower of John the Baptist who had identified Jesus as the Lamb of God. Andrew immediately called Jesus Rabbi, which means teacher, and followed Him. Not only …

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The voice of one crying in the wilderness

John 1:22-23 says:  22 Finally, they said, Who are you?  Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us.  What do you say about yourself.  23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of the one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way for the Lord.” …

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