Category Archives: Scriptural Perspective

The Swing, the Rescue, and God

We have a really big swing in our yard. Three grandkids and I can all get on it at the same time. Plus, it’s tethered to a really high crossbar, so it swings a long way. The other day, two … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

If we’re not seeking God – if we’re not asking Him to lead us and guide us – we can have a tendency to miss what He is wanting in our lives. We can overlook His guidance when we’re not … Continue reading

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The Jealous Leader

Have you ever encountered a Christian leader who was jealous of someone else’s position or prominence? Looking enviously at the way God has blessed another is never a good thing. If you ever find yourself — as a Christian leader … Continue reading

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You’re Not Quarrelsome … Are You?

As a leader in the Church, I often feel as though I fall short. I am consistently convicted by God’s Word in areas where I simply don’t measure up. This morning, the Apostle Paul slapped me. Hard. “And the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Only for the Guilty

Years ago, my pastor made a great statement: “The Gospel has a catch: it’s only for the guilty.” He’s right. The Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection is only good news if one sees its necessity. If someone thinks, … Continue reading

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Resurrection Day

In his great Day-of-Pentecost sermon, Peter said of Jesus: “God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.” (Acts 2:24) What an amazing statement. It was not possible … Continue reading

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Cut Off!

I am deeply concerned by what I see as a growing trend. The very idea of it is enough to cause me to want to shake the offending party and tell them to wake up. It seems to me that … Continue reading

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