Category Archives: Story of God

Transitions of Power

I must decrease that he might increase. That was the way John the Baptist described his vision of his task. After a successful time of ministry, where entire communities and regions came out to hear his proclaiming the coming Christ … Continue reading

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Fair is Fair, Or Is It?

God spends lots of time in Scripture, pressing the idea that those who are different should have the same access to fair treatment as those who look like us. Continue reading

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Do Good, Keep Doing Good

I like to help people. I like to help those who are struggling with their walk in the Christ. I like to help those who are entangled in sin. I like to help those who are trapped by what they … Continue reading

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Secret Money

One of the faith building things that happens in my life takes place when we put out an appeal for a particular project. They don’t necessarily happen every week, but usually I have the experience monthly. Someone will come up … Continue reading

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God’s Intent

A question that I have been pondering during this last year was prompted by the story in 2 Samuel 14, about the widow from Tekoa who is sent to David by Joab to facilitate Absalom’s return to Jerusalem. Her statement … Continue reading

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Things God Rejects

There have been times when God gets fed up with the worship of those who claim to be his people. Historically, it has had less to do with procedure than it has been with the behavior of those who worship. … Continue reading

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What Do You Remember?

Along about the middle of July, I start thinking about my family. My father died the 16th of July and his father died on the 20th. In the middle of December my mind reflects on another loss. It seems that annual … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Jesus…

You don’t want to miss Jesus because he is not wearing a Longhorn jersey or is carrying a Mizzou pennant. Continue reading

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Do Angels Text?

At the start, it was a dance, two of us circling one another, catching each other’s scent… like a pair of dogs meeting one another for the first time. Wary of giving offense, careful not to take offense. Gradually the guards were lowered, then about 9:30p our real conversation began. Continue reading

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Voices in the Crowd

Can you imagine the fumbling, stumbling journey of two blind men being carried along with a crowd following Jesus? Being pressed on every hand, pushed, shoved, tripped and stumbling, the path to Jesus could not have been easy. Their voices mingling with all of the other appeals for help, straining trying to hear where Jesus was so they could project their cries in the proper direction, it would not have been simple.

After the crowd dispersed as Jesus entered a house, disappearing from sight, the blind men stumble onto the door. Continue reading

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