Author Archives: Pastor Jim

Misusing the Scriptures

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of … Continue reading

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Eternal Hope From Mans’ Cruelest Deed

 ”Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22 (ESV) Our world cries out, “What sort of a God demands a sacrifice in blood?  What … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Ruin

As He was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, what beautiful buildings these are! Look at the decorated stonework on the walls.”  Jesus replied, “Yes, look! For not one stone will be left upon another, … Continue reading

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How Many Loaves Do You Have?

“How are we supposed to find enough food for them here in the wilderness?” His disciples asked. “How many loaves of bread do you have?” He asked. (Emphasis mine) Mark 8:4-5 (NLT) I’m struck by how the disciples responded to … Continue reading

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The Foolishness of Hidden Sin

“He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The LORD does not see us; the … Continue reading

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“I Will Certainly Be With You…”

“Now I am going to send you to Pharaoh, to demand that he let you lead my people out of Egypt.” “But I’m not the person for a job like that!” Moses exclaimed. Then God told him, “I will certainly … Continue reading

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You want me to do what???

“What do you have there in your hand?” The Lord asked him. And he replied, “A shepherd’s rod.” “Throw it down on the ground,” The Lord told him. So he threw it down – and it became a serpent, and … Continue reading

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Like Sheep Without A Shepherd (repost)

“When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 Every time I read through the Gospels I’m amazed by Jesus; especially by His compassion.  … Continue reading

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The Total Perspective Vortex

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him,and the son of man that You care for him? Psalm 8:3-4 … Continue reading

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Dealing with “Bad Days”

“Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth. Sing praises to the Lord. Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens, His mighty voice thundering from the sky. Tell everyone about God’s power. His majesty shines down on … Continue reading

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