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Bringing Home the Faith (ninth installment)

One of the many amazing things about these stories is that whenever we read or hear them, we begin to see a bit of ourselves in them. Whether it’s the old man, Abraham, who is both faithless, at times, and yet, full of trust in what God says He’s going to do, or King David, who loves the Lord, but makes a number of really poor judgment calls, or the Israelites, who always seem to forget, when faced with a new challenge in the wilderness, how God has always provided for their needs – on some level this is also our story. Continue reading

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Scripture (last in a series)

For the past ten weeks I’ve shared my thoughts about Scripture with you. This week we hear from some well-known (and not so well-known) Christians on this topic:

Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Biblein the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages. – Corrie ten Boom Continue reading

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Scripture (tenth in a series)

The stories, images and words of Scripture should become our first and foremost frame of reference, so that our purpose and direction in life, our worth, and our allegiance are all defined by God’s word to us and not any other word. Yet, this won’t happen unless we turn to Scripture daily, several times a day, because God’s reality will become increasingly obscure to us, since its so unlike our own, and his unique and truthful voice will be drowned out by the messages and images with which we are constantly barraged. Those messages and images are the default lens through which we view life and unless we work consistently to change that, they will remain so. Continue reading

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