Tag Archives: Faith

God has a plan

John 3:1-17 There are a couple phrases used by Christians that seem to always get under my skin. The first one is “Everything happens for a reason.” The other is the phrase “God has a plan.” The usual context for … Continue reading

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No more crying

Revelation 21:1-8 When I think of God’s kingdom coming in its fullness, I am reminded of the gospel hymn Soon and Very Soon. Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King! Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see … Continue reading

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Alone

1 John 1:1-7 Some time ago, the National Geographic Channel aired a series in which ten men were deposited on the remote reaches of Vancouver Island. The purpose of their journey was to find out which of them could survive … Continue reading

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Simple life

John 21:20-25, Psalm 119:105-112 The number of gadgets we have to make life simpler is amazing. The gadgets on my desk alone connect me to a world of information and allow me to speak to and see people all over … Continue reading

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The sweetness of grace

1 Peter 1:22-2:3 Imagine being on a tropical island, the ocean breeze gently blowing as you dine on the deck of a seaside restaurant. It’s evening, the stars fill the sky and sweet strains of island music fill the air. … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus

Mark 1:29-45 Who is looking for Christ? According to Peter, everyone is. Ever since his first healing miracle, from the day he freed a demon possessed man, even until today, everyone is looking for Jesus. Some just don’t know it. … Continue reading

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Boasting in Christ

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 There’s a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes who continually make the morning highlight reels. Given their accomplishments, why should they not … Continue reading

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