Daily Devotional 1-5-17

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

When Dogs Howl and Bells Ring: A New Years Sermon 2017 Will you take any baggage from last year into the New Year? Making resolutions without reconciliation is a load too heavy to bear. You don’t have to. Our reading for this New Year is taken from Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, chapter three, verses one through seventeen: Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look...

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Daily Devotional 12-23-16

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Restoring Wonder to Christmas: A Sermon on the Star C.S. Lewis said that science has the notes to the poem. But in the Bible, we have the poem itself. And the miracle of miracles for C.S. Lewis began with the Incarnation: God became Man. Yet, we can sometimes get hung up on the notes to the poem, particularly with the scientific details of the parts of the story that remain mysterious to us. Take the Star of Bethlehem, for instance. Was it a comet? Was it a supernova? I have...

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Daily Devotional 12-11-16

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Third Sunday in Advent: The Unexpected Visitors (What the Magi Teach Us) ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 15, 2014 -Journey of the Magi, and arrival before Herod, mosaic, Outer Narthex, Chora Church (Kariye Museum) in Istanbul, Turkey. Image license © 2016 Faith for Living, Inc. I used to have a Hebrew professor who would give us a passage in the Hebrew. We were to translate it and then interpret it. I gave this one sermon, which was just outstanding, I thought. And the class also...

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Daily Devotional 9-20-16

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 Destroying the Idol of Murmuring Image © 2016 Faith for Living, Inc. Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’”  And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. And theLord said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the...

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