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Biblical Authority

Authority, biblically, is from the ground up, not the top down – not someone up on top handing down commands and expecting to be served. Biblical authority is rather an inverted pyramid, with the leader on the bottom serving those whom God has given him. Think Jesus!...

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The World’s Best Seller

What if you had a fiancé or a husband who was away on a long trip, and he wrote letters to you daily only to find the letters unopened when he returned three weeks later? Would you think you would have a hard time convincing him that you really do love him? And yet!...

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Don’t Ask Twice

When you’ve heard from God, but it’s an answer that you really did not want to receive, don’t ask twice. Read Number 22 about the prophet Balaam, and you’ll understand.The king of Moab wanted to hire Balaam to curse his enemy Israel. Balaam may not at the time have...

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Kingdom Expansion

“Your Kingdom, come!” Matthew 6:10 Isaiah told of a Son that would be born who would be called “Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” – that the government would be upon His shoulders, a government, a kingdom, that would never end (Isaiah 9:7). Jesus is...

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Keeping the Kingdom View

Paul says, “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6) Seated with Jesus in the heavenly realms! Take your seat and look down upon our world. You will see all sorts of God things going on, and you will...

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Doing the Works of Jesus

Doing the Works of Jesus “Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.” John 14:12 A challenging Scripture! Our destiny is to do what Jesus did! When I read the Gospels, I find many things that Jesus did that I have not yet done, but I am still here. I...

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When God Speaks, It’s as Good as Done

I’ve been impressed again as I was reading in the early chapters of Joshua how often God talked to Joshua about what He was “giving” Israel, even though they still had to fight for it. When they approached Jericho, God said, “I have delivered Jericho into your hands.”...

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Passover – The Day to Remember!

On this day, 3500 years ago, lambs were slaughtered throughout Goshen in Egypt. Hyssop brushes stroked Jewish doorposts with lamb’s blood. The children of Israel met quietly, sequestered behind their bloodstained doors, waiting to be delivered from 400 years of slavery.

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Pray the Promises

Pray the Promises. Believe in them! What better way to pray than to pray the Word of God! When God tells us that certain things are going to happen, let’s agree with Him. Scripture says that sometimes things don’t happen because “we ask not” (James 4:2). Let’s ask....

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Read The Book

Read the Book! In 1977, there was a tragic airplane crash on the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Because of miscommunications from the traffic control tower, two airlines collided and exploded on the runway, killing 583 of the 596 on board the...

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The Nashville Fast

Thousands of us are entering or have entered into a time of fasting and prayer in these opening days of 2019. In all my years in the Nashville area, and in other cities, I have never known the body of believers to be so united for such a time of corporately seeking...

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Come Emmanuel

Come Emmanuel! O Come O Come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel Who mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! This now has to win my first place award among Christmas carols. For years the Church...

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For the Cross of Christ

For the Cross of Christ As I was recently pondering the last hours in the life of Jesus, I was impressed that His sweat drops of blood in the Garden were not because He feared death on the cross. For that, He came into our world to face death. His words to the Father,...

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Christians with Depression

Many of you have heard me say, “I am an unrealistic optimist and I intend to stay that way.” That’s true because I am confident that ultimately for all believers in Jesus, the end is good. As I have also often said, “Following Jesus is exhilarating though often...

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Imagine!

Lately I have been appropriating a word out of Paul’s Ephesian letter (at least it’s the way Paul’s word is translated in my NIV). It’s the word, “Imagine,” in Ephesian 3:20. “To him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his...

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Inquire of the Lord

I am fascinated with the way the biblical scribes depict decisions being made by Israel’s kings. When I read, “and he inquired of the Lord,” I already know that I am about to read another victory. David is the best at continually inquiring of the Lord before battles...

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More Like Jesus

Predestined to be like Jesus What is the purpose of our lives? Is it to be happy? Is it to be healthy? Is it only to be saved from hell? No, there’s more. We are “predestined to become conformed to the image of” Jesus. To be holy as He is holy and to be used in this...

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The Fall Feasts

Hag Sameach to all of you! Happy Holidays! We have entered the Fall Feasts. Last Sunday was Yom Teruakh – Day of Blowing – Feast of Trumpets. Wednesday of next week is Yom Kippur. It is the Day of Atonement, one of the holiest days of God’s calendar year. It is the...

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