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Real and Precious Treasure

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself]. Matthew 13:44 The record book is old and faded, the pages yellowed. ...

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Are You Flogging the Donkey?

In the Bible, Numbers 22 carries a very powerful story about a seemingly stubborn donkey. You see, Balaam was summoned by a mighty king to come over and lay a curse on the Israelites. God advised him not to go, but he insisted on going anyway. He stood to gain ...

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Knowing Jesus Versus Knowing OF Jesus

Last week I wrote a message to those who don’t know Jesus Christ, and my objective was to bring people to faith and belief in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Earlier this week, I wrote about what I believe to be the appropriate response to the reality of ...

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Lining Up Expectations with Scripture

The forecast for today:  102 degrees.  A transplant to the south, the heat is something I have to prepare myself for.  The forecast helps me; I know what to expect and plan accordingly.  Not every expectation works out quite so well.  Plans go awry, wishes aren’t always fulfilled, and more ...

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