Tag Archives: Bible Study

How to Defeat Worry in Two Not-So-Easy Steps

I suspect that if we were all honest, most of us would admit that worry is a constant companion in life. We worry about our children – the kind of lives they will lead; the kinds of friends they will … Continue reading

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Reformed or Transformed?

Read Matthew 12:43-45; 2 Peter 2:20-22 I know it is time to clean out the shed behind my house again . . . but I probably won’t do it. That little shed, which serves as the storage space for random things … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days? Why Christians Can’t (And Shouldn’t) Go Back

I don’t know about you, but for me, the first week of school brings lots of emotions. Seeing the kids heading back triggers tons of memories . . . and oddly enough, most of them are good. I remember things … Continue reading

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The Real Location of the Ark of the Covenant – It Was Right There All The Time

I grew up on Indiana Jones. In fact, at some point in my childhood, I managed to get my hands on an actual whip – (I truly can’t remember WHERE I found one of those) – and I practiced for … Continue reading

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Embracing Wisdom That Will Make Your Paths Straight

Back in the good-ole-days, when I spent my days teaching third-grade students, I tried to impress more than rote “rule-following”. Every successful elementary-school class depends on rules, of course,  and mine was no different. We posted the rules on the wall, … Continue reading

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Lies People Believe: Forget the Path; Embrace the Journey

When I was a kid, I sometimes played in a briar patch in the woods behind my house. Seriously. I would carry a sword (i.e. big stick) into the middle of the briar patch and pretend I was a great … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Turn the Other Cheek?

Of all of Jesus’ teachings, the one at the end of Matthew 5 challenges me as much as any. This is where Jesus teaches how to navigate conflict. He tells us that we are to love our enemies; that we … Continue reading

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