Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ordinary man–extraordinary life

RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day three)  “The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa–what he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake” (vs 1)  The Amos story is extraordinary.  Not because he is different than we are.  Just the … Continue reading

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Our blind spot

RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day two)  “This is what the Lord says, ‘for three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath” (vs 6)  It is an old trap–seeing the sins of others but not … Continue reading

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A lion has roared

RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day one)  “The Lord roars from Zion” (vs 2)  “A lion has roared!  Who will not fear?”(Amos 3:8)  Ever hear a lion roar?  I have a friend who makes regular trips to Africa to hunt.  He … Continue reading

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The Great Comfort

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day seven)  “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”  (vs 20)  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  As a Pastor, a father, a husband, a citizen.  The darkness seems so deep.  My stength … Continue reading

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The Great Commission–Why?

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day six)  “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying. . .Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations”  (vs 18-19)  I just have one question.  Why?  Why would God choose to involve us in saving the world?  … Continue reading

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His Great Claim

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day five)  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”  (vs 18)  Jesus Christ is the center of Christianity.  In a complicated and hostile world, He is our only confidence.  With eyes on Him, … Continue reading

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Long live the King!

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day four) “All authority has been given to me. . . go and make disciples. . .I am with you always”  (vs 18-20)  Long live the King.  As Americans we probably miss the meaning of such words.  … Continue reading

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Make disciples

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day three)  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (vs 19)  A disciple is a learner.  The greek word is mathetes (english word “math”).  It referred to one who was learning from a teacher by … Continue reading

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Imagine

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day two)  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”  (vs 19)  I borrow a title from John Lennon because … Continue reading

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The defeat of doubt

RE Verse reading–Matthew 28:16-20 (day one)  “When they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted”  (vs 17)  It is a completely unexpected detail.  If there ever was a moment when doubt should be impossible it would have been the reunion in … Continue reading

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