5 Goals for the New Year

Thankfully, we've torn off the last page of the 2020 calendar and 2021 lies before us. Will the new year be a reprieve from the chaos of the past 12 months, or will it be more of the same? We don't know about that. But what we do know is that King Jesus still reigns, …

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National Day of Prayer 2020

Did you know the National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by a joint resolution in Congress? Our national government saw need for a national day of prayer and President Harry Truman promptly signed that resolution into law and every president since then has issued a proclamation. But the roots of prayer in our …

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Jonah: A Prophet Who Learned the Hard Way

Yes, I'm fascinated by the Old Testament prophets! While Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah garner most of the headlines, God was just as faithful through other prophets. Yesterday, we focused on Habakkuk, a faithful prophet when not everything seemed perfect. Today, consider Jonah. You likely know the story, so here's my point today: God's grace …

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Habakkuk: A Faithful Prophet when Nothing Made Sense

I am fascinated by the ancient prophets and their faithfulness to record God’s Word, despite overwhelming “lack of evidence” at the time!  For example, think of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and other prophets who foretold the return of the Jewish people to their homeland.  Little did they know their countrymen would be scattered around the world and …

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