Category Archives: Old/New Covenants

What we have inside

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Who would have thought these verses would have given me so much trouble? Well … Continue reading

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No Hall of Fame

We are sore pressed at every point, but not hemmed in; we are at our wit’s end, but never at our hope’s end; we are persecuted by men, but never abandoned by God; we are knocked down, but not knocked … Continue reading

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Perplexed

Perplexed, but not in despair … 2 Corinthians 4:8 This is not about victorious living — this is about ordinary life lived out through the surpassing power of God.  It’s not about you (or me). It’s about the all-surpassing power … Continue reading

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One a day multiple challenges

One of my favorite passages of scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:8-12. It immediately follows the famous “jars of clay” verse, and confirms why God would want to put a valuable treasure in an ordinary clay pot. But more on that … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter what your excuse is

A bruised reed He will not break. Isaiah 42:3 I can see it now. Jesus, on the night in which He was betrayed, goes to the olive grove called Gethsemane taking Peter, James and John with Him, and urges them … Continue reading

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Being the beautiful person that you are

“Give me one good reason I shouldn’t be angry with you right now,” my wife said in the throes of a heated argument. “Because I’m cute,” I replied, hoping to diffuse the tension of the moment, and it did. “Well … Continue reading

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Evangelical Veil Productions

Chorus: Evangelical Veil Productions Pick one up now at quite a reduction Got all kinds of shapes and sizes Introductory bonus prizes Special quality one-way see-through You can see them but they can’t see you Never have to show yourself … Continue reading

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The sweet aroma of Christ

We are living in a time of unprecedented fear and instability when news from any source is mostly bad. Outrage is the norm. You’ve got people talking vaguely about dark corners and deep shadows and everyone seems to know what … Continue reading

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