Category Archives: Foundation of faith

Dress Rehearsal

  Matthew 6:10 (NIV) Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.   Life here on earth is just a dress rehearsal for the real thing in heaven.

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Looking Forward

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God’s Favorite

“This King, who is full of goodness and mercy, doesn’t punish me. Rather, He embraces me lovingly and invites me to eat at His table. He serves me Himself and gives me the keys to His treasury, treating me as … Continue reading

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Remember the Box

The diner served up more than I could eat. I carried the rest home in a box. That’s how it is with Sunday’s sermon. I bring some of it home in a doggie bag. Question is, do I eat it later? … Continue reading

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Better than Dessert

Last Saturday, we ate at a diner. Just inside the door was the dessert case: berry-topped cheesecake, lemon pie piled high with meringue, gooey chocolate cake, plate-sized cookies. “Maybe I should skip the meal and go straight to dessert,” I … Continue reading

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Soul Food

    The Bible – when do you study it?   Every day  Sunday service I’m in a regular study group Not often When I was a child, I ate at my mother’s table. The food was prepared by her … Continue reading

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The Fairest Trial

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 (VOICE) Jesus the Lord will appear from heaven dealing out perfect justice to anyone who doesn’t know God and anyone who disobeys the good news of our Lord Jesus . . . They’ll be banished from the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Listen for the First Time

These words are so familiar, we hear them on autopilot:   Luke 22:20 (NIV) After the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”   Imagine hearing … Continue reading

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Listen Like Jesus

I sometimes wonder how Jesus made it through this last week of his earthly life–the last meal together, betrayed by a friend, a kangaroo-court of lies, pain and ever-greater pain. Did he keep one ear tuned to the words his … Continue reading

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Hear . . . and Do

Gotta hand it to these two unnamed disciples. They followed instructions:   Matthew 21:1-2 (NIV) Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with … Continue reading

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