New Place, New Name

35 The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The Lord is there.’”  Ezekiel 48:35 The prophet Ezekiel envisioned a new name for a new city, “Jehovah Shammah.”  Translated, “The

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Paralysis by Analysis: Finding Motivation to Make Decisions

Last Sunday’s message was about making the most of the opportunities that God presents to His people.  In many cases, we are simply not sure if an opportunity is one God wants us to act on or not.  Taking a

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Falling and Failing

Today’s devotional from Piper’s Advent readings, Good News of Great Joy, expresses God’s delight in showcasing victory best on the heals of apparent defeat.  We can usually appreciate this in literature and movies, in fact, many of our favorites are underdog stories. 

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Troubling Matters Can Turn Your Head

Today’s devotional in Piper’s Good news of Great Joy speaks of Herod’s opposition to the possibility that Messiah was born.  The word troubled stood out to me in the scripture: Matthew 2:3 (NASB) When Herod the king heard this, he was

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