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If idols of all the nations had Yahweh’s attention, those of the future Babylon would draw special attention since Judah’s exiles would be surrounded by them. Bel is also called Marduk, … more
Would it surprise you to learn that THANKFULNESS is mentioned 73 times in the New Testament? 20 in the Gospels? I don’t know about you, but that stirred up in me the question: what do the … more
God’s mission for Cyrus, future king of Persia and conqueror of Babylon, is described in detail. He will liberate Judah’s exiles (45:1-2). He will see that this is the Lord’s work … more
So you open your favorite media site and see the morning fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. Then you open your email and the first one is the same fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. You then open your … more
Throughout November, my sister-in-law (sister in Christ too) has been posting a fill-in-the- blank statement on her Facebook page: I am thankful for ________. It got me to thinking, so much so … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, In 1887 the Nachtigall family arrived in the United States of America from Waldheim, South Russia. The things the family faced in South Russia … more
“But now” signals hope can be found in the Lord (43:1). Judah will face difficult times when they return from exile, but the Lord’s shepherding presence ensures they can meet any … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It seems that there has been one thing after another that has come up in recent days.  I have received calls and texts from people asking for … more
Many of the most memorable events in the Bible center around God’s incredible miracles. From Creation, to the universal Flood, to the plagues, to the dividing of the Red Sea, to the walls of … more
Presbyterians celebrate the tradition that grounds their faith on Reformation Sunday, which this year occurs on October 31, 2021. Reformation Sunday marks the occasion in 1517 when Martin Luther … more
Idolatry remains the constant divisive problem between God and Judah and her neighboring nations. That sin in its many forms will meet God’s judgment. This scene is set in a courtroom. Nations … more
Late one night, many years ago, while Shari was out of town, I was working in my office and received a phone call from a fellow minister who was irate with me. Several people in his church had called … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Recent days has proven to be difficult on families, friends and our communities. It is so hard to realize the loss that people are experiencing at … more
These days, subjects like false teachers and false teaching don’t get much air time in sermons or classes. That is why I think a little lesson on early Church history might be some good … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, At every turn we are seeing struggles in our lives. War, protests, shootings, murders, natural disasters, change in our climate and families are … more
Isaiah 40-66 is called the Book of Comfort.  Judah will undergo exile in Babylon (40-55) and then be freed to return to her homeland (56-66), with the End always in view.  “My … more
Friday morning, the Pampa Harvester Hall of Fame added Jeffrey McDougall (Class of 1994) and Colonel Michael Foote (Class of 1980) to their esteemed roster of Pampa High School graduates. The … more
My aged Uncle Mort can take a side road into yesteryear quickern’ most people can start an argument over vaccines. Now, he’s on a mission to learn more about Indian Summer. He’s … more
About Jesus it is written, “. . . whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).  Wrath of God?  The phrase is … more
Do you have a family member who drinks too much? How about a friend who regularly over indulges in his/her drinking? Then, if you really love them, it is time for you to speak up, especially if you … more
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