January 7 – With Fist Raised Against the World

This isn’t the love God has called us to live. This is not how He taught us, on a mountainside, to treat our neighbors or even those who declare themselves our enemies. The church claims to be the spiritual seed of Israel, the child of Isaac, the child of Abraham. Are we? Are we living out this heritage?

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December 28 – Who Fights Your Battles

Instead of realizing that it is only through the church that we can fix our world, we are trying to use the systems of the world to fix our church.

October 5 – Peacebringers

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.(Colossians 1:19-20) Read: Jeremiah 4:19-6:15, Colossians 1:18-2:7, Psalm 77:1-20, Proverbs 24:23-25  Relate: “No. This is a lie. I don’t know how to prove it…

August 7 – What Is Legal vs What Is Right

At that time the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. They prophesied in the name of the God of Israel who was over them. Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jehozadak responded by starting again to rebuild the Temple of God in Jerusalem. And the…

July 23 – Fear

Suddenly I was sitting straight up wide awake… That is how I came to realize, this past Friday that there was a coup happening in my back yard in Istanbul.