Tag Archives: redemption

Maybe it isn’t all that bad out there…

This is not a post about Christmas! It is about Isaiah 9:6-7… which is definitely about the birth of Jesus. However, it’s so easy to just picture these words in a scripty font underneath a Precious Moments nativity scene, and think about the cute little baby and miss what’s being promised. Hyper-simplified summary Verse 6: […]

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An Unfinished Sentence

It’s Open-Ended The book of Proverbs is like an unfinished sentence. All the books in the Old Testament are incomplete…they could only point to Jesus who is the completion. The big gap in Proverbs is that it tells us where we are and where we should be, but it doesn’t really tell us how to […]

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Wisdom is a person

  “Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.” -Proverbs 8:34-36 Wisdom is a path, not an epiphany So, […]

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Why the Bible won’t spoon feed your politics to you

There has always been a debate about how to apply what we read in the Bible about politics. Israel was a theocracy. That meant (among other things) that the Church and the State weren’t separated. Taxes and tithes were all dumped into the same pot! But that system changed when Israel demanded a king. At that […]

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How to know God’s will (or at least a start)

3 of 3 (FYI, Here’s part 1 and part 2) The ‘how-to’ section is always tough. So here are a few disclaimers: this isn’t an exhaustive list. this isn’t a formula or a trick. this doesn’t exclude the obvious! That being said, when you’re trying to figure out God’s personal will, working through this list sure […]

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