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God’s Super Deluxe Bundle of Blessings

God’s Super Deluxe Bundle of Blessings

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 Of all my careers, the one that was the hardest was sales. After my discharge from the Navy, I landed a job in sales at a radio station that had no ratings. It was a foot-in-the-door gig for my dream career as a DJ. After two weeks, I had landed just one advertiser with zero long-term promise. It was a going out of business sale. Fast forward thirty-seven years to the end of […]

The Lamb’s Book of Life

The Lamb’s Book of Life

The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. Revelation 3:5 In 1979, Janet and I attended a movie called, The Jerk. As strange as it may seem, a scene from that motion picture came to mind as I meditated on today’s focus text. Navin, the central character played by Steve Martin, became euphoric over the arrival of the new phone book. Seeing his name included in the book meant he was […]

Use Your God-given Skills and Talents

Use Your God-given Skills and Talents

…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills Exodus 31:3 In Exodus 31, God instructed Moses on the building of the Tabernacle. The Lord selected artisans for specific tasks, which is the context of our focus text. God has intimate knowledge of all of us. We are made in His image (Genesis 1:27), we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14, and we are His divine design (Psalm 139:13). Consequently, we have all been given unique talents, abilities, wisdom, and knowledge. Recently, I saw Harry Connick, Jr. interview his 91-year-old father. Harry […]

Beware of Argumentative Christians

Beware of Argumentative Christians

23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 2 Timothy 2:23-24 Paul uses a military term, translated “quarrelsome,” which was used to describe hand to hand combat. Apparently, he ran into the same know-it-all theologians I encountered in the ministry. I first met them in college. They loved to debate the finite details of the Christian faith. And some of those confabs grew loud and angry. Seldom was their wrangling based on a […]

When You Need Wise Counsel

When You Need Wise Counsel

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 “Lord, what should I do?” Ever prayed that prayer? As a Christian, you believe God is the ultimate problem solver. If He would just speak to your situation; say it loud and clear. Then you could get on with your life. Seeking God’s guidance should always begin with prayer and reading His word. The Holy Spirit illuminates the scriptures, gives us understanding, and leads us to passages that speak to our concerns. The Bible covers a lot of subjects, but it’s also a very big book. One […]

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