Monthly Archives: September 2011

Malachi: Why God Saves Sinners

There are places in the Bible that we skip over quickly because they are simple and seemingly easy to grasp, but many times, these places possess profound truths that help us better understand the nature of God and of our … Continue reading

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The Sadness of Spirituality without a Savior

The other day I read an article about two Tibetan monks who set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese government. You can read it here. As I read, I was deeply saddened, not because of the actions of … Continue reading

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Nehemiah 11-13, Psalm 126: What Will You Be Known For?

There are many times when skimming through the Biblical genealogies is the right thing to do. It’s not that they are uninspired or unimportant; it’s simply that sometimes you just need to read them. Other times, however, they are well … Continue reading

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Nehemiah 8-10: God’s Word makes God’s People Worship

Nehemiah is one of my favorite sections of Scripture. There’s not much I need to say about it, I just want you to read and be amazed at this scene that is painted for us, and then, be amazed by … Continue reading

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Nehemiah 6-7: The Help of Our God

When God’s people join together, united in one common purpose, who they trust in quickly becomes evident. Nehemiah 6:15-16: So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. And when all our enemies … Continue reading

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Nehemiah 1-5: Administrative Spirituality

Nehemiah is a contemporary of Ezra, the high priest during the return of Judah from exile. Nehemiah was in the service of king Artaxerxes. He served as a cup-bearer in the king’s courts. During his time there, he got word … Continue reading

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Ezra 7-10: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put your money where your mouth is. It’s a phrase we all have heard, but I admit that I’ve never really thought about what it meant. Of course it means something like, “you can talk a big game, but can … Continue reading

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