Author Archives: David

Because he lives

John 11:20-44 One Sunday morning, a teacher showed her Sunday school class a picture of famous people gathered around God’s table in heaven. The teacher asked them, “Where are you in this picture?” The children were puzzled. Finally, a child … Continue reading

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Whoever loves God

1 John 5:1–12, John 15:1-10 In one of his songs, Christian singer and songwriter Steve Bell points out; “Whoever loves God loves all that God loves. Think about that.” Truly, think about it. As Christians we learn from scripture that … Continue reading

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Authority, source and norm

Mark 11:27-33 As Jesus taught in the temple, many heard his words and were amazed. Some Pharisees, however, were not so pleased with Jesus’ teaching. They often found themselves to be the subjects of his lessons which pointed out to … Continue reading

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The Father’s good pleasure

Luke 11:1-13 As it is with most fathers, I have gotten used to the fact that when my kids call, it’s not long before the conversation gets to the point when money becomes involved. I can usually tell when the … Continue reading

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In the end

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that, … Continue reading

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Serve Christ

Matthew 26:57-68, Romans 14:13-23 Confronted by our sin against others, sometimes all we can do is remain silent. Our shame is too great for words; the hurt we have caused cannot be erased by speaking. We all suffer from the … Continue reading

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The power to preach

Acts 8:1-13 Following the martyrdom of Stephen, Scripture tells us persecution arose against the Church. A great number of Christians were thrown into prison for their alleged blasphemy, while others, including Saul the Pharisee, stood by in approval. He too … Continue reading

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