The Lonely Man

Recently I met a man in his mid to late 60′s who’s doing it hard. I’ll call him Jim. Jim came to believe in Jesus Christ through the youth group he attended. His love for the Lord grew through the teaching he received. In his late teens he committed to use the talents God had…

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Declaration Of Amnesty – The Act Of A King

 Jeremiah 34:8-22  features 4/7 occurrences of a rare Old Testament word, derôr, in vv. 8, 15 & 17.  Here’s the first occurrence: The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. (Jer 34:8 NIV) It’s a little bit of…

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With All Your ‘Mite’

“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus…

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Samuel – A Temple Slave?

Two quick questions raised by a single verse, 1 Samuel 1:28, and in fact, a single word… In response to her answered prayer, Hannah brings the very young Samuel back to the Shiloh temple to be devoted to the LORD’s service for life. Now multiple times in Ezra-Nehemiah, albeit books that narrate a much later…

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Are you half full?

Now, I don’t know about you but life has a habit of causing all sorts of trouble. There are times when it seems that anyway you turn you come across something that can drag you down into an emotional canyon. I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t have something going on underneath the water…

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