Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tortured for His Faith – the Life of Haralan Popov

Tortured.  Imprisoned for 13 years.  Beaten. Starved.  Ridiculed.  Psychologically abused.  This sounds like the makings of a strange horror film, and truly there is much horrific in these words.  But by God’s grace Haralan Popov lived through this experience in … Continue reading

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Matthew 4:23-25 Jesus the Healer (Lenten 1)

This past Advent season we looked at some contrasting pairs of words describing Jesus and his ministry.  He is the Prophet and the prophesied, the King and the servant, the Priest and the sacrifice, the one who is coming and … Continue reading

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We are the Materials for the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:4-29)

To build a tabernacle is a large undertaking.  As we see from reading this week’s passage, it was going to take an immense amount of offerings and a large quantity of labor.  But where were these gifts and this labor … Continue reading

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Psalm 67 Bless You (Vertical Habits – Benediction)

What is a blessing?  A woman sneezes in public and what does the stranger say?  God bless you.  An Irishman headed out on a trip hears these words, “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be … Continue reading

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Jesus is our Sabbath Rest (Exodus 35:1-3)

In Exodus 35 we meet the regulations for the Sabbath for the fourth and final time.  This time, the regulations given are very simply – work six days, rest one day.  What is distinctly different about this description is that … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Radiant face of Moses (Exodus 34:29-35)

The story of Moses radiant face is an amazing story for a number of reasons.  From a human centered viewpoint, it declares the result of hanging out with God upon people.  They are transformed; the glory of God shines through … Continue reading

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Psalm 42 Asking WHY? (Vertical Habits – Lament)

We don’t often talk about the harder side of the faith life – those times when we don’t understand what God is doing or when our life is hard and we cry out in despair.  We don’t often talk about … Continue reading

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Writing the Law again (Exodus 34:1-28)

Following the great sin of the Israelites in worshipping the golden calf and Moses anger which resulted in him breaking the tablets God had given him on the mountain, we again find ourselves reading about a second giving of the … Continue reading

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Prayer Meeting on Goodness, FAithfulness, gentleness and Self-control

Theme : Fruit of Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23 with focus on Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control Kindness and Goodness Acts 14:17, Titus 3:4-5 Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain … Continue reading

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