Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Jesus’ speaking of the “signs of the times” is a wake-up call to pay attention to what’s happening in the world, and then respond in ways that are faithful and courageous, showing that our…

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God’s Armor

The Apostle Paul uses the metaphor of the armor of God as our way as Christ-followers to confront and disarm the powers and principalities at work in the world.  Rich Villodas reminds us that…

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Demons in Disguise

The presence of evil in our world has a spiritual dimension, and there is a battle between the forces of good manifested through God as revealed in Jesus, and “principalities and powers” that manifest…

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Suffering and Hope

The transition from suffering to hope is possible when God is in our lives and when God’s love is in our hearts.  An excellent example of this is the forgiveness and grace shown by…

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King of Kings

Called to Belong to Christ

Our society teaches us that we belong solely to ourselves, and while this can seem freeing, we are burdened with constantly trying to respond to the question “Who am I?”.   A better question to…

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The Best Cure for Worry Warts

There is much that we worry about—health, relationships, money, safety, climate change, lack of decency and civility in an increasing polarized society, etc.  Instead of being “worry warts”, Jesus tells us to not be anxious,…

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No Mere Mortals

No Mere Mortals

C.S. Lewis said “There are no ordinary people. You have never met a mere mortal.” The prophet Elijah’s encounter with the widow of Zarephath reminds us that each person has God-given gifts to offer…

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