Tag Archive: Isaiah

May 27

No matter how bad it gets, Jesus does not give up on us

Three stories One day when Jesus was walking with His disciples. He told them three stories. People whose sins were public and branding were also listening to Jesus. Might his words give some hope to them? The religious leaders criticized Jesus for being near being whose sins were so offensive to them. Jesus wanted his …

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Jul 31

Prayer should not be hard and it definitely should not be boring

The problem We know we should pray. We know about many great praying Christians from the past or from our own experience.  But we just sit there and wonder if we are doing anything. It is hard and, if we were totally honest, it is boring. Maybe, it doesn’t need to be this way. A …

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Jan 29

Have you ever prayed for someone you did not trust? …. Like Abraham did

During one of our recent Sunday services our pastor and a missionary talked about God’s visit to Abraham recorded in Genesis 18. Their talk caused me to think about the relationship between passages that I have blogged about in the past. God’s visit to Abraham Abraham practiced hospitality toward three visitors and at some point …

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May 29

The Just Shall Live By Faith- The Proud and the Just

God is the God of All of the Nations In his dialogue with God, the prophet begins with his problem. Ungodly Jews were being allowed to disobey the covenant and oppress others with no consequences. What was God going to do about this? God raised his sights and told him that he was not only …

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May 08

Go and Tell… and …Come and See

Come and See Just before his death, Moses spoke to the Jews who were about the enter the land promised to Abraham. He restated the law that was given to their parents who came out of Egypt. He spoke about how attractive their nation would be if they obeyed God’s law. Gentiles would wonder at …

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Apr 01

What if you knew the future when you were 26 years old?

Josiah the boy-king Josiah began his reign as king of the Jews about 635 years before Jesus was born. He lived 350 years afer King David. The history of God’s people followed the fortunes of kings who followed God and those who ignored the covenant given to the Jews through Moses. Josiah began to reign …

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Mar 27

People don’t always act the way you’d predict

The disciples were afraid Jesus found the disciples hiding in fear of the Jews on Easter Sunday evening. After the powerful events of the first Easter they were still afraid. (John 20:19) Two religious leaders risked their lives In contrast, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus revealed their allegiance to Jesus after his death but before …

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Mar 14

Followers of Jesus must be fruitful

Jesus knew that the time of his death was near Jesus knew that His hour had come as He approached the final night with His disciples. He washed their feet as an example of humility. He then told them that one of them would betray Him. He told them that He was leaving and that …

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Jan 25

Confession, Repentance, Transformation.

We have a annual ritual of New Year’s Resolutions and most of them soon fade and fail. This ritual is a limp imitation of a real invitation that God gives each of us. We are challenged to change our lives There is a standing call to change No matter how bad and regrettable our mistake …

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Sep 19

God with us- the beginning and end of Matthew’s Gospel

We want God’s presence A Christian who wants to live a focused life desires the daily intimate presence of God. As we pray and read Scripture we see blurry glimpses of what that might be. Moses desired to see the face of God and had a mysterious lesser experience. Isaiah caught a glimpse of God …

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