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Praying for Justice

Something I’ve been thinking about…

Abortion is unjust. Human trafficking is unjust. They both need to end. We should be praying fervently that they do end. But that doesn’t mean we have to start yelling and condemning things and binding things and moaning to God about what a sad state our country is in.

Now, of course it’s true that our country is trouble. Of course there are things that need to be broken off and brought to an end. Such prayer is very valid, especially if the intercessor is gripped with the burden of it. But if we spend our entire prayer lives binding this and breaking that and coming against the other thing, we’re going to end up becoming very tired, jaded people who don’t enjoy prayer very much. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daniel 2(b) – God, the Revealer of Secrets

Our Word of Life study got bumped back another week, so in the meantime, I thought I’d put in another post on Daniel. We looked a little bit last time at the circumstances and setup of the dream, and in the rest of the chapter, we find out more about the dream itself. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2008 in Bible, Daniel, Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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John 3 is Starting to Make Sense!… Sort of.

So while meditating on the Gospel of John, I’ve run into chapter 3. There is some weighty, powerful stuff in John 3. “God so loved the world…” Go think about that one for a few years. No, I’m serious.

However, as cool and significant as John 3 is, it has also been a bit intimidating to me for a long time. I would read it, scratch my head a little, feel a bit excited in my spirit, but not having a very clear idea of what was happening. One of the things that has perplexed me for awhile was Jesus’ seeming ADD throughout the conversation. Depending on how you read it, it can seem like He disregards Nicodemus’ questions entirely to preach about whatever happened to be in His head at the moment. I mean, right off the bat, Nicodemus gives Him a compliment, and Jesus returns the favor by stating that he can’t enter the kingdom of God yet.

However, a little adjustment in how I think of Nicodemus has changed all of that for me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2007 in Bible, Gospel of John, Theology

 

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