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Understanding Gideon and the Fleece

The story of Gideon’s fleece is well known. For a long time I didn’t really understand it, because it seemed like Gideon was testing God. But I recently re-read the account, and noticed an earlier encounter between Gideon and the … Continue reading

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On the Plains

Our spiritual walks have many ups and downs. We speak of mountaintop experiences, where God’s presence is especially manifest to us. During such times we feel as if our spiritual batteries are being recharged, and we’re ready to face the … Continue reading

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Why is Love Greater?

A very common verse lists faith, hope, and love, and declares the superiority of love. That easily makes sense given the significance of love, but exactly in what ways is it greater? Looking at the context, we can see at … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus Face to Face

What do we mean by having “a relationship with Jesus Christ”? There’s an interesting passage of Scripture that suggests we need more than intellectual knowledge and understanding, more than religion, even more than using our gifts. It has to do … Continue reading

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Open Eyes and the Voice of God

Walking with the Lord in a life of love and obedience involves listening for Him to speak. But in these days of always-on lifestyles saturated with social media, entertaining distractions, and the normal busyness of friends and family and jobs, … Continue reading

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Speaking Waterfalls

I am captivated by waterfalls, and am also interested in exploring and sharing spiritual truths in different ways. Might it be possible to bring these together and use the characteristics of waterfalls to illustrate God’s nature? This would be very … Continue reading

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Unexpected Prophecy

Here’s an interesting item that came up when reading through Chronicles. In the midst of genealogies, lists of temple workers, and so on, there are some casual statements about prophecy. They reveal some things about this gift that aren’t often … Continue reading

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