Tag Archives: Faith

MacGyver faith

MacGyver was a popular television series that aired between 1985 and 1992. In each episode Angus MacGyver used his broad knowledge of the physical sciences to overcome impossible odds. Each show included the same three ingredients. MacGyver helped someone who … Continue reading

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How to prepare for disaster

In Isaiah 22, God warns Jerusalem that danger is on the way if they do not turn back to him and away from themselves. (I can certainly relate. When things are going well, I tend to rely on my own … Continue reading

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An arm long enough

I’ve been studying in Numbers. It follows Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt through the desert toward Canaan, the land God promised them. My strategy is to put myself in their story. Not surprisingly, I often find that my … Continue reading

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The two Fs

The birth of Jesus, the remarkable God-with-us, is predicted hundreds of years in advance in Isaiah 7. We’ll need some background to set the stage for the prophecy. Here’s the situation: there was Abraham, whom God promised a great nation … Continue reading

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Soshewent

In 2 Kings 4, a widow¬†approaches Elisha. She tells him that her husband has died and that the creditor is coming to take her sons. Elisha asks her how he can help, but follows this offer immediately with a question … Continue reading

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Shotgun scatter

Jesus said: Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Luke 11:23 Note that Jesus lists two groups and only two groups. You are for Him or against Him. You are gathering … Continue reading

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Friends with benefits

Luke 5 describes Jesus’ healing of a paralyzed man.¬†Friends of the paralyzed man took him to the roof of the location where Jesus was teaching, removed tiles from the roof, and lowered him down on a stretcher into Jesus’ presence. … Continue reading

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