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Facing your giants

On a Sunday when the History Channel starts its epic look at the story of the Bible, here’s an on-location look at one of the Bible’s most famous stories. It’s a video (5:45) we shot in the valley where David … Continue reading

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The Hard Places

“Stand at the crossroads and look;     ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,     and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 My favorite photo of Israel? It’s one with a view … Continue reading

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God is my shade

The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand … (Psalm 121:5) The heat can be unbearable, the kind of thing that can really get your attention if you’re hiking in Israel. For all the preparations we make when we invite … Continue reading

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The Difficult Paths

Take a moment and think of some people in the Bible who spent time in the wilderness. Moses, Elijah, and David are three that quickly come to mind. John the Baptist came out of the harsh Judean Wilderness and did … Continue reading

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The perfect wedding

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. – John 2:6 A wedding is one of the most wonderful celebrations a family will ever know. We’ve been there. … Continue reading

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Baptism isn’t new!

Baptism isn’t new! Who may stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. – Psalm 24:3-4 As a Baptist pastor, I’ve done a lot of baptisms. Some have come with groups I’ve taken to … Continue reading

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The Third-Day Wedding

“On the third day, there was a wedding in Cana …” John 2:1 It might be the most famous miracle in world history. That’s so ironic. It really wasn’t even all that important. This miracle dealt with nothing more than … Continue reading

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