Tag Archives: Mercy

Forgiveness is Hope

Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-35 At 2:15 … Continue reading

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Gratitude

What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? Psalm 116:12 Parents have a question that they ask their children. All parents do this. After someone gives their child a gift or does them a favor, … Continue reading

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The Faithfulness of God

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 When we suffer … Continue reading

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Please, Lord, save me from Your followers!

“Jesus’ enemies are not his only problem.” – Dale Brunner Today I learned that a very prominent member of my denomination of Southern Baptist was released from his position as president of our largest seminary. That, along with several high-profile … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is not for Wimps

So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went, throwing stones and flinging dust at him. (2 Samuel 16:13) Leonard Cohen, the legendary 82-year-old Canadian poet … Continue reading

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The Drift

It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle… David remained at Jerusalem.    2 Samuel 11:1 It was generally believed that he was about 50 years old or so at this time. … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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