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He Didn’t Just Write “Amazing Grace”…

John Newton wrote more than just “Amazing Grace”… I just recently reacquainted myself with this great hymn:  In Evil Long I Took Delight.  As we draw close to Christ’s passion and resurrection, it’s OK to get lost in wonder, love … Continue reading

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Without Him

What Will You Do Without Him? Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879) I could not do without Thee, O Saviour of the lost! Whose precious blood redeemed me, At such tremendous cost. Thy righteousness, Thy pardon, Thy precious blood must be My … Continue reading

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ENCOUNTER – “meet as an adversary”

Is an ENCOUNTER with God adversarial? If you look at the Latin root of the word encounter, you find two parts:  “in” and “contra” (against).  The root meaning is: “meet as an adversary.”

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Weekend Getaway or Eternal Home?

Maybe you remember the great scene from the movie “City Slickers.”  Billy Crystal plays a middle aged urban dweller named “Mitch” and Jack Palance plays a gruff cowboy named “Curly.”  The movie is about city guys who need some perspective … Continue reading

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Judas, Peter and John

Judas betrayed Jesus. “Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ and kissed Him.” Mt. 26:49 Why did he do it?  Was Judas so offended with the path Jesus was taking that he burned with anger and wanted Him dead? … Continue reading

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