Exiles

"...since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.' And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things... Continue Reading →

Undercover Boss

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body" (Hebrews 13:1-3 ESV). Back before I ditched cable I would occasionally watch... Continue Reading →

I Just Don’t Fit In

"These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from... Continue Reading →

Great Expectations

"And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly" (Matthew 26:75 ESV). It's funny how failing to live up to the expectations of an acquaintance is a little disappointing, but failing to live up to the expectations of someone you... Continue Reading →

Eagerly Waiting

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭9:27-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I remember the anticipation... Continue Reading →

Presumption

“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who... Continue Reading →

Think and Practice

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace... Continue Reading →

Unity Revisited

“The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me” (‭‭John‬ ‭17:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬).... Continue Reading →

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