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Holy Skubala!

In Philippians 3:8, Paul uses a cuss word. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do … Continue reading

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Luke’s Rebukes

If you’ve ever been mad at the weather for being weather, or hated an illness for causing someone you love to suffer, you’re in good company. Jesus did the same thing – only He scolded weather and illness, and these … Continue reading

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God Died

God died. How is that even possible? How could the all-powerful Creator of the Universe, the very master of all things, who created the concepts of life and death, die? It’s impossible, isn’t it? Apparently not. He died on the … Continue reading

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God is Servant

As we said yesterday, God is Master. The Earth is His and everything in it belong to Him, and He has the power to do whatever He wants with it. So what did He do with that power? He put … Continue reading

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God is Master

The other day, I was in a hurry to get someplace in my car, so I stomped on the gas pedal to get there a few seconds earlier. And then it occurred to me that I don’t need to break … Continue reading

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God is Compassionate

Yesterday, I suggested that the Passion of the Christ was motivated by the passion of the Christ for you and for me. I think we could also connect a lot of that text with the topic of today’s post, God is … Continue reading

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God is Trustworthy

There are apparently 31,174 verses in the Bible, and the middle one is Psalm 118:8: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” Coincidence? Probably. If you’re the sort who believes in coincidences, that is. I don’t … Continue reading

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God is Gentle

There’s a scene in John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men where the kind-hearted but dim-witted character Lennie literally loves his puppy to death. Lennie means only to snuggle and coddle the cute little critter, but doesn’t know his own … Continue reading

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God is Joyful

When I speculate about the emotions God feels on a regular basis, a few spring to mind: anger and disappointment make the cut for sure. So do serenity and pity. On the plus side, I’m sure He feels  satisfaction occasionally and even parental pride … Continue reading

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God Loves You

God loves you. You probably knew that already, but have you let that reality grab hold of you recently? Every now and then, I slip back into my default understanding of the love of God. It’s quite easy for me … Continue reading

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