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The Code: Painful Promises

“. . . who keeps his oath even when it hurts . . .” (Psalm 15:4) We’re getting back to where we started this week. Today’s piece of the code for a man or woman who would be welcome in God’s house is often included in the codes of cowboys and TV mob guys and […]

The Code: Good Hate?

“. . . who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD . . .” (Psalm 15:4) Wait a minute! Didn’t David just write that part of this God-woshipper’s code was not to be hurtful to people, to carry compassion in our hearts and speak it with our mouths? Yes, that’s what […]

The Code: Character Assasins

“. . . who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman . . .” (Psalm 15:2-3) In describing his code for how God-worshippers should live, David starts to get more specific with today’s verse. “With God” […]

The Code: Do Good Not Bad

“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous . . .” (Psalm 15:1-2) David begins to answer his own question about the kind of lives God-worshipping people lead. And the answer seems a little too obvious at first […]

My Mood is Out of Order

Comedian & actor Robin Williams entertained, inspired and made us lol in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poet’s Society, Patch Adams, Hook and more. His death by suicide last week came as a surprise as was the revelation that he had been struggling with severe depression.
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The Code: Who?

“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1) Psalm 15 is not just about discovering the code to living unshakable lives; it’s about something much deeper. It answers the questions in today’s verse – what kind of life does God want from us? God dealt differently with […]

The Word: Blessings Avalanche

“From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:16-17) Tradition tells us that all of the disciples were eventually killed for preaching about Jesus, as was Paul. John may have outlived them all. Most […]

The Word: What I Saw

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. ” (John 1:14) Jesus, the Word, the logos, became flesh. As God, Jesus had always existed, but now he had become one of […]

The Word: Exclusive Rights

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12-13) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, […]

The Word: Rejected

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” (John 1:10-11) It’s no wonder the plot of so many science fiction stories are based on the true story of Jesus. The […]

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