Author Archives: jwfisch

Let’s light some candles

Day Two: Wednesday, October 27: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds Our son Chandler is a serious and inquisitive individual. He is unlikely to conform in accordance to anyone’s expectations, … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Face of God — Here and Now

Ministry is, first of all, receiving God’s blessing from those to whom we minister. What is this blessing? It is a glimpse of the face of God — Here and Now.  Announcing the Vision and the Purpose From the perspective … Continue reading

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Love over barriers

For the past three weeks, Hebrews 13 has been revealing its treasures to us daily. There are many and they are prophetic, and they are so very timely. And I am personally excited because I have been praying for this. … Continue reading

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One more reason why church should be like an AA meeting

Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:13 “Hi, my name is John, and I’m a sinner.” “Hi John!” That’s the way church should begin. Before the Call to Worship; before the opening … Continue reading

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Lighthouse in a storm

These last few days have been very hard for Marti and me.  I find it difficult to think, sleep or care for her or anyone else, for that matter.  Our land is threatened and temporarily overtaken by the enemy. Unlike … Continue reading

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No enduring city

For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Hebrews 13:14 Outside. Everything happens outside. Jesus died outside the camp. We go to meet Him outside the camp where He … Continue reading

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Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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Breaking camp

We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. Hebrews 13:10 An altar is a place of slaughter. The lamb or bull that was brought in as a sacrifice for sin would be … Continue reading

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