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Finding True Healing

Few things in life can change our lives as quickly as…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 6: The Church’s Responsibility to Her

In its concern for the widow, the economy of Israel provided…

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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester…

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Why God Speaks More to Senior Adults Than Anyone Else!

The title of this article may have caught your attention if…

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Was Jesus Just a Man?

Someone recently sent me a letter stating that Jesus was not…

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America: Transition To Tribulation

I often think of Dorothy saying, “Toto, I don’t…

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Time for a Change

One rainy day, I was standing across the street from the…

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Safe in The Pilot’s Palm

Did you notice the panic in the streets? Did you observe the…

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Ready or Not…

One afternoon, three little boys found themselves with…

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What are God’s Requirements for You as an Employee?

The faithful employee has the advantage of double wages paid…

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The Upside-Down God

The Lord never seems to do things the way we think that He…

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Future Hope

Are you backwards, going forward? The gospel writers give us…

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Christmas vs. The Emperor

In many circles, editorials and sermons on the true meaning…

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A Tale of Two Kings

Part of our Christmas story is a tale of two kings: one…

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Drop the Blanket

In 2015 the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas,…

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Mary Believed The Angel’s Word – Luke 1:38

“I’m here! The Lord’s servant! Let it happen for me just as…

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The Weight of the World

In front of the International Building in Rockefeller…

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Faithfulness – Fruit of the Spirit Series

“These will wage war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will…

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The Flesh in the Book of Romans

Neoplatonic and gnostic dualism absorbed by later…

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You Will Know Them by Their Fruit

The false prophets in Matthew 7:15 claim to have prophesied,…

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Joseph’s Further Exaltation

Now that Joseph’s family is reunited in Egypt, God blesses…

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Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers

Joseph had been “controlling” himself since Genesis 43:31,…

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The Test – Have Joseph’s Brothers Changed?

Joseph orders his household manager to return his brothers’…

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Jacob Gets Esau’s Blessing

Rebekah had heard from God that the elder would serve the…

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Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons

Jacob passes on a great legacy to Joseph’s sons. He blesses…

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God’s Promise to Abram

In Genesis 12:2-3, God offers Abram a twofold promise: a…

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God reaffirms his promise to Jacob

Fulfilling God’s promise Sometimes in roundabout ways that I…

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The Call to Go in Faith

God calls Abram to leave behind everything familiar to him…

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The Accusation of Potiphar’s Wife

Years ago it looked as if my life and ministry were over on…

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Taking Responsibility

Joseph accuses his brothers of wrongdoing. Regarding his…

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Judah and Tamar

The shift in scene from Joseph to Judah and Tamar in Genesis…

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Sexual Depravity and a Servant of God

One ancient purpose of this passage is to depict the…

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God Preserves His Promise

In obedience to God’s call, Abram journeyed to Canaan…

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Father of Nations and Kings

Sometimes people go around “confessing” things in “faith”…

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Challenging sexual double standards: Judah vs. Joseph

Judah’s voluntary sexual misbehavior contrasts starkly with…

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As the Father Sent Me, I Send You

What dynamic empowered the earliest church for mission? When…

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The Spirit-Baptized Life

What does the Spirit-baptized life look like? Jesus is the…

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Selling Joseph into Slavery

Coming from a dysfunctional family does not mean that you…

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Reconciliation

Joseph has finally revealed himself to his brothers (Genesis…

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Rachel’s Death in Childbirth

I always hated scripts where somebody gets killed off and…

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Joseph Thrown into The Pit

How much time did Joseph’s brothers have to plot to throw…

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Buried in Faith

The story of Jacob’s burial, like the story of him blessing…

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Blessing Pharaoh

Although we often retell the stories in Genesis, sometimes…

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Be Careful Whom You Trust

The narrator of Genesis tells the story of Jacob and the…

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Understanding The Context of Judah’s Punishment in Genesis 38

Understanding the context of Biblical passages is key to…

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Joseph Meets His Brothers

God has turned the tables on Joseph’s brothers. Because they…

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Religion Is Not Enough

Matthew’s Gospel includes five discourse sections. The last…

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In Down Payment

Did you know that we have already begun to taste the future…

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Joseph Lavishly Welcomes His Family

Joseph realizes that his brothers are genuinely sorry for…

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Joseph Goes to Prison

Bad things happen to good people. Granted, Judah suffered…