Category Archives: lordship

Meandering Intensely Through Grace

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29, NLT “Just as we are now like the earthly man, … Continue reading

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Battle Scars

It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, but we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It seems to carry a horrible curse … Continue reading

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Reign in Me, Again

“The Lord will reign forever and ever.” Exodus 15:18 ” Whatever the Lord pleases, he does,    in heaven and on earth,    in the seas and all deeps.” Psalm 135:6 I am persuaded that Americans simply do not “process” this concept of sovereignty, especially when it’s endowed in a person.  … Continue reading

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Our Life in Babylon

Christians are now smack-dab in “Babylon.” We must live our lives under the auspices of this hostile world-system, and yet stay faithful to our Lord. We must manage ourselves with the same grace as Daniel or Esther. In Jeremiah 29 there … Continue reading

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Worship is All that Really Matters

“Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.”  Mark 2:19 This whole idea of celebrating is often at odds with religious sensibilities.  “Too much liberty and … Continue reading

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Bearing One Another Up

And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Mark 2:3 Sociologists are quick to point out that the healthiest people mentally and physically, are those who are functionally aware of others.  These people often find themselves in … Continue reading

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The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength,     always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come     and the mountains crumble into the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2, NLT [David says,] “Fear and trembling overwhelm me,     and … Continue reading

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