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Contributed on Nov 29, 2018
Observing and grieved by injustice and suffering, the prophet realizes that faith is a way of life and not an answer.
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19 “A Way of Life” INTRODUCTION Today we enter the season of Advent. It is a time of preparation—for two arrivals. We first are preparing for the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. This first arrival happened over two thousand years ago. The second ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2018
In the face of danger, Isaiah proclaims that there will come a time when peace will reign and swords shall be beaten into plowshares
INTRODUCTION Life is lived in paradox. When writing about Christian liberty, Martin Luther identified a striking paradox. He wrote, “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject of all, subject to all.” We daily live in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2018
God desires justice, kindness and humility in the lives of God’s people
Micah 5:2-5, 6:6-8 “A Humble Walk” INTRODUCTION The world of the people to whom the prophet Micah spoke was in shambles. Jerusalem was under siege. The rulers were self-serving and corrupt. They were forsaking the Lord and causing the people to seek other gods and worship idols. There was no ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2018
God actions graciously in the life of a foreigner, Naaman, and heals him.
2 Kings 5:1-15a “Foreigners” INTRODUCTION When meeting new people, it doesn’t take too long before we know what work they are (or were) involved in and what they have accomplished. If their golf handicap is below fifteen, we probably know that, too. It’s the way of the world. We are judged ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2018
Solomon asks for the gift of wisdom so that he can rule justly and righteously over his people.
INTRODUCTION Today is Reformation Sunday. This is a Sunday when we celebrate the work and lives of Martin Luther and other reformers—saints of the Church. It is also a time when we celebrate the reforming work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in our lives. The Holy Spirit is constantly moving. ...read more
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Contributed on May 18, 2006
There is the story of a Chinese farmer who was a Christian. He farmed the side of a hill along with a few other farmers. One of the most difficult tasks that the farmer had was to irrigate his crop. He had to carry water from a lake below the hill up to his land. The farmer who owned the land below ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2005
Temptation and evil are parts of life. We pray in this petition that God will guard us from its disastrous effects and help us stand against it. Unfortunately many of us follow the example of the majority of people and follow the path of least resistance. We yield. In the lake of life, we are Brown ...read more