Monthly Archives: February 2017

THE JOSEPH PERSPECTIVE

Matthew — Fulfilled The story of Jesus doesn’t begin with Jesus. God had been at work for a long time. Salvation which is the main business of Jesus, is an old business. Jesus is the coming together in final form … Continue reading

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YOU GOTTA WONDER…

Matthew You gotta wonder what Jesus saw in Matthew. He was a tax collector. The profession hasn’t been too popular in any era, but especially not in the days of Christ. Tax collectors were the quislings of Palestine. They took … Continue reading

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THE DAY OF THE LORD

Malachi 4 I encountered a haughty middle school student yesterday in our after school program who is very proud of what he thinks he knows which, to him, is more than all of the rest of us in the room. … Continue reading

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THE SIGH OF GOD

Malachi 3 There is a small group of first graders gathered around the kidney shaped reading table. I am passionately teaching them about the wonders of our phonetic language and how putting it all together with the context of the … Continue reading

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LOVE AND LOYALTY

Malachi 2 Loyalty is relentless devotion, constancy. Loyalty is holding a strong allegiance. Loyalty is fidelity. All these words imply a sense of duty or of devoted attachment to something or someone. When we love deeply and honestly, we are … Continue reading

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INTIMATE LOVE

Malachi – The Answer to what God wants As I prayed about what to study and learn after reading and meditating on the Psalms, which taught us many ways to praise God, I am drawn to Malachi, the Prophet. This … Continue reading

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THE LAST SONG

Psalm 150 Here we are. We did it! We have spent the last few months (more than 150 days!) reading, studying, meditating, learning and trying to live the messages of the psalms, all 150 of them. It’s been a great … Continue reading

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A BRAND NEW SONG!

Psalms – The Final Hallelujahs! How awesome it is to get something brand new! We had new carpet laid yesterday in three rooms to replace the dirty, worn mauve, (Randy called it pink yuck), that we never liked. We promised … Continue reading

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THE ONLY NAME WORTH PRAISING!

Psalms–The Final Hallelujahs The word praise is used thirteen times in these fourteen verses. The psalm begins in the highest heavens and ends with the little nation of Israel. If any psalm reveals the glory and grandeur of the worship … Continue reading

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IT’S A GOOD THING!

Psalms – The Final Hallelujahs When you are pressed from all sides, worried about life situations, anxious about the unknown, burdened by illnesses of loved ones and sad because of the unkindness of others, shout Hallelujah! You are probably smiling … Continue reading

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