Category Archives: mocking

Why the Church?

It is easy to become cynical and hard about the Church. We easily see failure and defeat permeating our local churches. That is a serious problem, if we look too close, or for too long. The sins of the Church … Continue reading

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Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;     a band of ruthless men seeks my life,     and they do not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast … Continue reading

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When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the … Continue reading

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