Made in God’s Image

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  (Gen. 1:27) I was in the county jail, visiting a reentry program called “Been There Done That.”  The name of the group was apt.  They had all been sex workers, who had been just …

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Seeing Your Way Forward

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords.’  (Rev. 19:16) One day when I was 10 my mother picked me up from school and told me that Ted (her husband and my step-father) would no longer be living with us.   I asked where he …

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Our Identity As Saints

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God.  To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful to Christ Jesus…  (Eph. 1:1-2) In the early church, the term saint wasn’t reserved for the super-heroes of the faith; it was given to all baptized believers. I wonder if the Body of Christ …

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Our Foundation In Faith

“They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs and from them, according to the flesh comes the Messiah…”  (Rom. 9:3-5) A few summers ago my wife and I visited the Holy Land.  On our first …

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God’s Love Has No Limits

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s only son, full of grace and truth.   (John 1:14) One day as I read today’s scripture to a group of about 60 men, I felt like I could hear Jesus speaking these words into the …

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