Start with the Feet

Feet. That’s what Jesus started with when He set His Church in motion. We tend to view Acts 2 as the Bible chapter that describes the birth of the Church.  The Holy Spirit did come, then and there, as a mighty rushing wind to those gathered together in prayer, filling...

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The Wait, the Wind, the Word

The Apostles kept looking up, their eyes on the sky. They stared steadily at the spot where Jesus had escaped their view. The Savior rose through the clouds before this group and was gone. It was 40 days since Resurrection Sunday. Jesus came and went among them. He appeared and...

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Our God, How Great

Toward the end of the Old Testament, we read of Ezra, a scribe dedicated to the Word of the Lord. He’s a man among the captives in Babylon. These were people taken from the land of Israel during the empires that ruled the Middle East region in those days. The...

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Ambassadors to a World in Death

David sent several of his men on a mission of comfort. The king of Ammon died and his son was now on the throne, and the king of Israel wanted the son to know that he and his people cared. This act revealed the heart of David, a man trained...

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Our Horse, His Reins

I’ve never ridden a horse. And I don’t intend to get on one anytime soon. In fact, I often joke about saving my first horseback ride for the return of Christ. If I read the Scriptures rightly, the elect of God shall be gathered from the corners of Heaven and...

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A Flower’s Power

Esther found herself on the inside, a girl of beauty dropped into the midst of a political storm. Her parents dead, she had become the ward of her uncle Mordecai. She and her uncle were Jews living in the Medo-Persian empire, a massive conglomeration of 127 territories that stretched from...

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Happy Now Year

We tend to think in terms of past and future, of what we did, and of what we are going to do. Such thinking leaves us ignoring the moment. But our God is the God of Now. He revealed His Name — “I AM THAT I AM” — to Moses...

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Presence and Glory

Moses met the Lord in a corner of the desert. He was busy caring for sheep and caught sight of a bush afire. Nothing new there — tumbleweeds often went up in smoke in the dry, hot territory that Moses called home. This bush, however, refused to burn out and...

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