Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Replay of Micah 5:1-5a

God’s salvation comes from unlikely places, as Micah reminds us.  Small things can be used for great purposes.  This should be a great encouragement to each of us.  If God can bring good from Bethlehem, he can bring good from … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q56

Q.56. What do you believe concerning “the forgiveness of sins”? A. I believe that God, because of Christ’s atonement, will never hold against me any of my sins nor my sinful nature which I need to struggle against all my … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – Getting a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24)

Getting a wife for the promised son is important.  It is so important, in fact, that the story is told 3 times in this chapter.  This is a story of God’s faithfulness and provision.  He goes ahead of the matchmaker … Continue reading

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The Replay of Micah 4:9-13

Just because we are Christians doesn’t mean that life will be easy and without pain.  Micah reminds the covenant people that even though God has promised them a glorious future with the coming of the Messiah, they still must live … Continue reading

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Micah 4:9-13 Blessed though suffering

Last week we saw that God’s people are safe in Christ.  This week Micah asks the remnant, what does this mean for your present experience? If your future is secure, if the promise of God to his elect lame, to … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.55

Q.55. What do you understand by “the communion of the saints”? A. First, that believers one and all, as members of this communion, share in Christ and in all his treasures and gifts.  Second, that each member should consider it a … Continue reading

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I solved the budget problem

There is a great site over at the NY Times that lets you solve the budget problem.  You can view it Here is my solution

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A Call to be on fire for Christ

Francis Chan, a popular author and pastor, was moved by scriptures regarding caring for the poor, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and being Jesus’ hands and feet in the world. Rockelle Ruiter asked me to watch this and I encourage … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – The Death of Sarah (Genesis 23)

Death comes to everyone.  When it comes, will you have a place to lay your body?  The story of Sarah’s death is just such a story.  After 127 years on this earth Sarah’s body wore out.  She had lived long, … Continue reading

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The Replay of Micah 4:6-8

Building upon his great oracle of hope, Micah continues to elaborate the benefits that will exist for the people of God when the worship of the Lord’s temple is established and people come streaming into it.  In Christ, we know … Continue reading

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