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Jacob’s Dream

In Genesis 28, Jacob had a dream in which he saw a stairway that began on earth and whose top reached up into heaven.  He saw angels ascending and descending on the stairs. "There above it stood the LORD, and … Continue reading

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Kidnapped Priest Released in Turkey

I read this report from Mission Network News this morning and thought of the Apostle Paul’s feet that walked miles and miles through Turkey sharing the gospel. He penetrated the inner regions spreading the message of peace and reconciliation in the … Continue reading

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Core Issue

Today, I started a personal study of the Book of Hebrews. It seems a perfect follow up to the study of Acts from the Fall. It is fun to speculate with the scholars about whether the eloquent Apollos or the … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

August 7, 2004 Dear Friend Jane, Well my friend, I have spent two birthdays in Africa now. On our return trip we had an eventful time in London.  Our flight to Entebbe was delayed 5 hours so we spent the … Continue reading

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Christians in Crisis

This coming Sunday November 11 is a day set aside for believers to enter into prayer on behalf of the persecuted church across the world.  Through my study of Acts I have lingered over the moments of persecution that Paul … Continue reading

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Promise Driven Life

“Christ lived the purpose-driven life so that we would inherit his righteousness through faith and be promise-driven people in a purpose-driven world.” I confess my cynicism.  Christian books that have mega sales always make me suspicious.  Anything that is widely … Continue reading

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New Kind of Co-Dependence

"Imagine flying in an airplane, look out one side of the plane and see the left wing–it reads "dependence".  On the right side is the wing of "discipline."  We need both to "fly" in the Christian life.  Discipline refers to … Continue reading

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