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God Shares His Emotions with Us

Jesus wept John 11:35 To know God is to experience God. The meaning of the word ‘know’ involves a vulnerable engagement with God in such a way that we experience Him, feel Him, are touched by Him and we are different because of it. We are not minds who have the optional capacity to feel. […]

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Is There Space?

…because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 3:7 Jesus was not wanted, accepted or given space. It started from the first moment of conception. His mother raises questions about Him and His father is going to cut off his wife for an unwanted pregnancy.  Then at his birth there is no […]

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Arguments Against God

The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.” Psalm 10:4 One of the ‘strongest’ arguments people have ‘against’ God is the injustice in the world. They see all the pain and suffering going on and without a second thought, they assume there no […]

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Sacrifices

I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8 God takes no pleasure of the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.  Incense is an abomination to Him.  Solemn assemblies, festivals and appointed feasts He hates.  They are a burden to Him and He grows weary of carrying […]

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Three Elements

serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews; Acts 20:19 Humility has three elements. We are finite, broken and gifted. Each of these areas has it’s own emotions, views of life and expressions that we must be aware of and deal […]

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Love and Value.

But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared Titus 3:4 Love cannot be hidden. It is not a secret and it never a ‘private’ affair. We cannot separate it from our public life, for it is life.  Character is the full expression of love in our choices. It is […]

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An Aching Heart

Blessed be the LordGod, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen. Psalm 72:18-19 There is an ache in the heart of every lover of God. It is not the burden of sin or brokenness. It […]

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He Knew You.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you Jeremiah 1:5 Sin isolates, cut’s us off and gives us a profound awareness that we are out of sync with reality. It whispers to us that no one ‘understands’ us and the fruit of this is that we are alone. Not in the physical sense, […]

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Are the Guilty Worthless?

For neither Israel nor Judah has been forsaken By his God, the Lordof hosts, Although their land is full of guilt Before the Holy One of Israel.  Jeremiah 51:5 Most people can’t tell the difference between being guilty and worthless. In their understanding of God they are confused because they assume that guilty means we are […]

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Do You Leak?

He (God) is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day… (Timothy) Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.  2 Timothy 1:14 We abandon ourselves to God. We fall in love with Him and our disciplined joy in this is to […]

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