Kingdom and the King

“Let your Kingdom come, on Earth as it is in Heaven. …” In these days when we hear and read of confused governments and outrageous politicians, we can take comfort in knowing that God is on His Throne. He is seated above Creation. He is Lord of all. He rules....

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The Weapons of the Shepherd

A staff, a sling and a bag – these were the things that David brought to the field of battle. These tools of the shepherd represented his only weapons. Bellowing out threats and curses across the valley was the Philistine giant, Goliath of Gath. For forty days, this beast stomped...

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Who Loves Most?

She interrupted a dinner party to thank the Lord, and what a thanksgiving it was. Her story goes like this. Jesus was invited to eat at the home of one of the region’s leading men. Simon the Pharisee was intrigued by what he heard about the man from Nazareth. The...

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Humility and Heart Issues

Uzziah, by sight, had nearly everything a man might crave – a crown, a fierce force of fighting men, a productive and prosperous land, and a long, comfortable, secure season of peace in his days. By all measures, he was a wealthy and successful king. Uzziah’s ways of leadership and...

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No Fool

What it means to be a missionary? I am an American living in Berlin, married to a German pastor. Even though my status is more permanent compared to some missionaries I know in Berlin, I still consider myself a missionary because that’s how I started out here.   It could...

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The Shepherd on the Inside

This past Friday I was able to substitute for Pastor Steve Scibelli, teaching the Life of David Bible college class while he was in Togo Africa. Pastor Luigi Palmieri was also able to travel there with him. The subject of the class was  the Life of David as a Shepherd, a Pastor....

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