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The perfect representative.....

Did you ever wonder what God would do, literally, to individuals He would walk past or what He would say if people were speaking harshly to Him or asking really stupid questions?  Do you question how God might respond to a woman caught in adultery?  How would He react to the biggest “sinners” in town who came to Him repenting and crying?  Or how would God speak to religious folks that were arrogant and self-righteous?  Jesus was the perfect reflection of God. Did you ever think about that?  All we have to do is read the gospels to see exactly what God, the Father, would do if He were here, today, walking on the earth.  Jesus lived, spoke, responded and...

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Negotiating with God

Negotiating with God….   Every few days we have meetings with my family to discuss challenges, bad attitudes, weekend plans, baseball games,  etc.   Much of the time we talk about the reasons  we did or said certain “bad” things, and at other times the boys try to talk me into something they really want.  Their arguments can become quite convincing at times.  At 8, 10 and 11 they are adroit at bargaining, or as they put all their little skills of manipulation into showing how important  it is that I see things their way, etc. they  put on an act that would win an academy award.  As always,  the boys remind me how similar their struggles and antics are...

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Am I satisfied with Him?

Dear Friends, In reading the Old Testament I am often dumbfounded at how the people of God could be so thick-headed and quick to forget the lessons of history.  How could Josiah be such a good king and his son and grandson so rotten?  Were they not watching how God blessed Josiah’s obedience? How could Solomon be such a wise king and yet Rehoboam (his son and heir) be so unwise?  Did he not see the stupidity of acting rashly and without thoughtful consideration? How could the church be so on-fire for Jesus Christ and expand so rapidly in the first few centuries and then fall into such troubles during the next 1000 years?  Were they not aware that the...

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He cannot break His promise!

Dear Friends, Have you ever considered the shock and devastation the disciples must have experienced when their hero, Savior and Messiah was brutally tortured and executed on Easter Friday?  They had seen Him perform never-before-seen miracles; they knew that no one could stand up to His responses to the questions His enemies presented to entrap Him; they had seen Him walk on water, and untouched, through mobs of angry people bent on killing Him.  He was the real thing and they knew it. And yet, not a single one of them understood why He suffered and died until after the shock and disappointment.  But with Easter Sunday something happened within their hearts and minds that transformed them and their understanding...

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Can You Handle the Truth?

  28% of Russians believe that man never walked on the moon.  4% of Americans are sure that Elvis is still alive. Hmmm….   What happens if you don’t want to hear the truth?   And how would things change in the world if you have came to appreciate half-truths and made-up facts more than the real things because you prefer those half truths?  What would result if you surrounded yourself with people that enjoy the same illusions?  The truth is, belief in the absurd or fanciful will not change anything. What is true would still be true and what is a lie would remain a lie. Sorry Elvis and Putin.   The truth might “set me free”, but illusions...

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