Who is my accuser?

Many people fear standing before the Lord on judgment day. The reality is that we won’t be there alone. Jesus, our Defender, will stand with us. When Satan (the accuser) throws out his allegations, we will be vindicated–justified–just as if we never sinned. Isaiah said, “He who vindicates me is near” Isa. 50:8. Then he asks . . . Who[…]

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Whom shall I fear?

King David was a warrior by day and a musician by night. He’s one of the few men in scripture who not only penned his inner-most thoughts–he put them to melody. In Psalm 27 he speaks/sings of facing fear, trouble, and adversity. But he begins this Psalm with words of confidence: “The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I[…]

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What Is Truth?

In a world of fake news, how can we determine what is truth? It seems people are establishing their own standard, believing what they want to believe and turning it into their own truth. That’s a dangerous thing to do. When Pilate asked Jesus if He was indeed the King of the Jews, Jesus responded, “You are right in saying I[…]

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Will you die in peace?

Some of King David’s final  words are recorded in 2 Samuel 23:1-7. In this passage he acknowledges God’s “eternal covenant” that had not yet been fulfilled–a Messianic prophecy about Jesus, coming from David’s seed, Who would rule for eternity. David was certain that God would keep His word. Hence, these questions of confidence: Is not my house right with God?[…]

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Criticism or Critique?

This week let’s take a look at the difference between criticism and critiquing. Moses became the object of criticism by his own siblings. (Read Numbers 12:1-16).  He had married a woman from Ethiopia, and Miriam and Aaron criticized him for his bi-racial marriage. But, based on the questions they were asking, their criticism went deeper than disfavor over his marriage:[…]

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Using What You Have

When God called Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, Moses came up with a lot of excuses and “what-ifs?”  (Read Exodus 3-4). In this story, He asked Moses several questions to provoke awareness. But one question stands out above the rest: What is that in your hand?  Exodus 4:2 Moses was currently serving his father-in-law as a shepherd[…]

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Giving and the Government

When the rich ruler came to Jesus and asked “What must I do to inherit eternal life?“ Jesus instructed him to follow the ten commandments.  He replied that he had kept the commandments since he was a boy. Jesus then instructed him to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. The guy walked away sad because he[…]

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