Phew! Something Stinks!

“Take off the graveclothes.” John 11:44, NIV Have you ever smelled something so raunchy it makes you gag? A skunk who’d let loose? Filthy gym clothes that had been stuffed in a locker for an entire semester? A dead animal? Your spouse? Well, hopefully not your spouse. Have you ever had to send your spouse out of the house because they simply reeked? I have. More than once. (Sorry, Larry,[…]

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So many targets. Which do I aim at?

Getting Your Eyes Back on God’s Target

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV “Lean not on your own understanding”—that’s a tough one. It’s easy to think we have it all together, that we know what we’re doing. But we don’t see the BIG picture that God sees, and that means we[…]

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Simply Obeying God

“‘Go stand in the temple courts’ he said, ‘and tell the people about this new life.’” Acts 5:20, NIV I suppose nothing in that verse stands out as exceptional. Of course God wanted believers to share what they knew about Jesus and the new life they had in Him. Nothing surprising there . . . Unless you consider the context. Peter and John had recently been imprisoned by the religious[…]

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