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Your Will Be Done

When Joseph stepped out on the road to Bethlehem, he had no idea it would take them to Egypt. Psalm 119:34 (ERV) Save me from those who want to hurt me, and I will obey your instructions.   Your road … Continue reading

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What’s In It for Me?

Did Joseph wonder why God used a hateful order from an hated ruler to fulfill prophecy that the Messiah be born in Bethlehem? I wonder if Joseph moaned, “All this, and taxes too!” Isaiah 55:9 (ERV) My ways are higher … Continue reading

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What Will People Think?

Maybe Joseph worried that other people would think he was a wimp, or crazy, or foolish for heading to Bethlehem with Mary. Scripture says otherwise: Matthew 1:19, 24  (ERV) Joseph, was a good man . . . he did what … Continue reading

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The Road to Bethlehem: Joseph

  Imagine that you’re Joseph, on the road to Bethlehem. What would you be saying to God?     What will people think? What’s in it for me? Your will be done There’s solid and steady Joseph, on the road … Continue reading

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More Wise Guys (and Gals) in Government

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A Troubled Path

  Ever meet people who who think that a smooth path is proof positive that they are doing God’s will?     Careful study of the Bible shows that people who obey God run into trouble. Poor Joseph was sold into slavery … Continue reading

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Dads Count

    Yesterday was Father’s Day. Our culture sends out some mixed messages about fathers.   Dad=Dollars (as in child support) Good fathers make good coaches–it’s all about sports Dads? Who needs ‘em? God thought so highly of fathers that he … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Heritage

    I would rather be comfortable.  But our Scriptural role models didn’t lead comfortable lives.   Abram left his home for an unknown destination (Genesis 12) Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37) David was hunted … Continue reading

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