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Meditation Psalm 121 Part 2

Meditation Psalm 121 Part 2

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Psalm 121 Verse 3 and 4 remind us of a very important truth. God is not like us. He never sleeps. He doesn’t need it. Do you see the contrast between the help of God and the help of everything else? Name one other type of help that is there always with no breaks, no […]

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Meditation on Psalm 121 Part 1

Meditation on Psalm 121 Part 1

June 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Psalm 121 Verses 1 and 2 are simple and straight forward. “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth.” And while you can see how this Psalm might be tailor made for a call and response reading, we often […]

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Meditations on the Thieves on the Cross Part 5

Meditations on the Thieves on the Cross Part 5

June 22, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Luke 23:18-25 There is a third thief, but this one avoided the cross. Barabbas was his name, and he was a thief and insurrectionist. A literal rebel. He was probably slated to be the third person crucified that day along with the other thieves on the cross. Yet, Jesus takes his place and Barabbas is […]

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Meditations Thief on the Cross Part 4

Meditations Thief on the Cross Part 4

June 15, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Luke 23:39-43 Part 4 The first thief in verse 39 shows something about himself in the question “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” He shows that he has no faith. Faith does not walk by sight. The first thief is demanding something he can see, touch, and feel before he believes. This […]

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Meditation Thief on the Cross Part 3

Meditation Thief on the Cross Part 3

June 12, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Luke 23:39-43 Part 3 The first thief tries to goad Jesus into action with the “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” line given in verse 39. One assumption underlying this is the idea is that if you have the power you will use the power. This is the world’s idea of how […]

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Meditation on the Thieves on the Cross Part 2

Meditation on the Thieves on the Cross Part 2

June 10, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Luke 23:39-43 Part 2 The first thief on the cross tells Jesus “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” in verse 39. This first thief wants off the cross. He wants to live. He wants to avoid death at all costs. It does not matter it is what he deserves and it does not […]

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Meditation on the Thieves on the cross – Part 1

Meditation on the Thieves on the cross – Part 1

June 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Luke 23:39-43 This is the familiar story of the two robbers who were crucified alongside of Jesus. We rightly think a lot of the repentance of the second thief, but how often have we examined the complaint of the first thief? Look at what he says in verse 39, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself […]

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