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Inheritance of Nations

“The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” (Psa. 2:7–8)  The first two chapters of the Book of Psalms is often recognized as an introduction to the whole book. These two psalms are set…

Micah’s Vision of The Church

“Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man.” (Mic. 5:7) After the book of Micah envisions the coming King, Micah goes on in 5:7 to paint a visionary picture of the remnant…

Psalm 39—Halting the hassle of the hustle and bustle

“None can be too young to amend, that is old enough to die.” –Thomas Adams It is called by David a “mere handbreadth, a span of nothing, a breath, a phantom.” Job understood it to be swifter than the “weaver’s shuttle” and swifter than a “runner.” The author of Chronicles labels it a “shadow.” James knows it to be “a…

Conference – Real, Vulnerable, Face-To-Face Relationship

For several years now, Pastor Dale has been encouraging us to take it upon ourselves as a church body to understand and incarnate the idea of conference. What is conference? That’s a wonderful question! Conference is a spiritual discipline that involves two to ten people getting together to discuss a variety of spiritual topics. If you are interested, type the…

A Call to Prayer

Dear church family, This week’s devotional begins with a blast from the past. This is from a devotional written many, many months ago: I am so excited about what the Lord is going to do this year. And my excitement is not primarily about entering into and using the new facility (Although make no mistake, I am very enthused about…

Walking in Light of the Light

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1John 1:5) Last Sunday we spend some time meditating on 1 John together. The focus of the message was on the light that God shines on our lives. In the light of God, we see…