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Sharing in Affliction

November 28, 2014

Sharing in Affliction A woman about to undergo surgery for breast cancer gained national attention last year when a video captured her uncharacteristic response to her approaching operation. Refusing to give in to fear, she asked that music be played, and she began to dance in the pre-operating room. Her nurses, anesthesiologist, and doctors...

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Unexpected Faith

July 13, 2016

Unexpected Faith On mountains, the tree line marks the point of elevation where lack of warmth and moisture make the growth of trees difficult. Yet even in this inhospitable location, it is possible to discover unexpected, beautiful flowers poking up through the rocks. We find unexpected faith in today’s reading, but not in Abraham or Sarah.

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Gigantic Faith

September 17, 2020

I was not raised in a Christian home. For the first 20 years of my life, I read very little of the Bible. But even as a child I knew the story of David and Goliath.

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Inadequate Faith

April 21, 2020

There is no more helpless feeling than that of parent by the bedside of their ill child. It’s been called “a deep and hollowing pain.”

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Ambivalent Faith

December 20, 2011

Ambivalent Faith A small congregation purchased ground and saved for several years to build a new church building. Members cheered aloud the day the contractor put up the first wall. But once they began worshiping in their new building, a strange thing happened. The church experienced a collective sense of depression. They enjoyed the amenities...

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Shared Ministry with Jesus

August 10, 2015

Shared Ministry with Jesus In the classic advertisements for Calgon bath and beauty products, a woman surrounded by stressful scenes at home and work would cry out, “Calgon, take me away!” Immediately, the commercial would show the woman relaxing in a peaceful bath away from the chaos. Jesus encouraged His disciples to find solace away from...

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Faithful Soldier

November 16, 2014

Faithful Soldier Soldiers in the U.S. Army are charged to uphold seven values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. They are taught these values in their basic training and then expected to integrate them into everything they do—whether they are performing military duties or enjoying their personal...

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Healing Faith

August 9, 2019

Healing Faith When someone we love is ill, we want them to get the very best treatment possible. We may travel a long distance to find exactly the right doctor and give hope to our loved one. Such was the case in Jesus’ time when many who followed Him were seeking healing. Here Mark intertwines two stories, a dying girl and a sick woman.

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Abraham: Faith, Testing, and God’s Faithfulness

July 11, 2012

Abraham: Faith, Testing, and God’s Faithfulness A recent study by the Pew Research Center painted pictures of two very different American fathers. The first is actively involved in his children’s lives, much more than previous generations. The second, however, does not live with his children and is, at best, less involved. This describes...

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Jacob: Faith, Promises, and God’s Faithfulness

July 18, 2012

Jacob: Faith, Promises, and God’s Faithfulness In times of emergency or crisis, human beings have a tendency to bargain with God. “Just get me out of this one, and I’ll go to church.” “Rescue me this time, and I vow to be a better person from here on out.” “I won’t make that mistake again, I promise—please let me off the hook.” As the saying...

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