Which Type of Christian Are You?

[twocolumns]I hate being wrong, and I don’t think I am… at least not this time. The Bible describes Christians as “Salt”, “Light”, “Soldiers”, “Ambassadors”, “Peace-makers”, “Kingdom Recruiters” and targets of the world’s hatred. All of that sounds like Christians are called into an action-packed, high-stakes adventurous life. Sometimes it has meant martyrdom and cruel deaths. At other time it has meant wielding supernatural power and performing miracles. But whichever way…

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Trump’s Reality Presidency

[twocolumns]Republicans, Democrats, Millions of Americans and even Melania Trump have unsuccessfully pleaded with President Trump to become more Presidential. It is now clear that Trump will be Trump, and there is nothing wrong with that. Give the man 100% on that score for being honest. In computer language, Trump is what we refer to as WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get. We the people of America elected…

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Windfall

Devotional Reading  Proverbs 30:1-9       ODB – 11.15.14      – [twocolumns]In today’s devotion, Agur shares one perspective, and clearly, the predominant perspective. Too little is a problem, and for many, too much seems to be an even greater problem. To support Agur in Proverbs, 30:8-9, Paul reiterates and supports that perspective in 1 Timothy 6:6-10. “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing…

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The Power of Ritual

Devotional Reading   1 Corinthian 11:23-34   –   ODB 10.01.14     – [twocolumns]Rituals are a very important part of God’s prescription for human behavior and for good reason. Neuroscientists are still trying to figure out precisely how memories and their classification, storage and recall works. One thing is certain. Contextual repetition is essential for what we refer to as “good memory”. We all know that repetition is important….

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I Am Not Forgotten

Devotional Reading  Psalm 13 –  ODB    09.01.14   – [twocolumns]Had David known then, what we know now, he may not have lamented thus in Psalm 13:1-2. Had he been able to read Isaiah 49:15, he may not have suggested that it was even possible for God to have forgotten him. Had he been able to read Ezekiel 39:23-24, and Isaiah 59:2, he would have known that it is only…

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Struggling With Addiction

Devotional Reading  Hebrews 4:14-16    –  ODB 12.01.14      – [twocolumns]Because sin is entrenched in our spiritual DNA, we ought not to be unnecessarily surprised when we find ourselves wanting to sin, or actually sinning in thought, in word and in actions. We are all off to a bad start. “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.(Psalm 51:5). “…for all have sinned…

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Cities of Refuge –

Devotional Reading Psalm 59:10-17   –    ODB 08.01.14    – [twocolumns]In Joshua 20 and other places we learn much about the Cities of Refuge. Today’s Devotional reminds us that refuge can be found in Jesus, the Rock of Ages. Let us draw some parallels between the Old Testament Cities of Refuge and Jesus, our Refuge in the New Testament. First, there were six Cities of Refuge. These were Kedesh,…

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