Felled or Fallen?

Last weekend I was up in Cades Cove with my sisters continuing the great bear hunt (See my article Hunting for Bear). No luck again on bear, but I was struck by the multitude of fallen trees on both sides of the road. The question came to me, were those trees fallen, or had they been felled?

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RUTH | WOMEN IN JESUS’ GENEALOGY

As our story opens in chapter 1 of the book of Ruth, Naomi, Elimelech and their two sons have left Bethlehem (ironically, “the House of Bread”) because of a famine. They settle in Moab where Elimelech dies. Both sons, who have married Moabite women, also die, and Naomi is left a bitter widow.

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Can You Ever Know Enough About God?

Can you ever know enough about God? In his book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan asks this provocative question: “Is it possible to get enough or even too much God? Is there a point when a person can be satisfied with the amount of intimacy, knowledge, and power of God he or she experiences?”[1] He responds to his own question by adding, “I don’t see how there can be, because doesn’t every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more?”[2]

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Blessed Are the Merciful

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 6:7 We have come to a turning point in our study of the Beatitudes. Arthur Pink explains,  “First, there is a discovery of the fact that I am nothing, have nothing, and can do nothing—poverty of spirit. Second, there is conviction of sin, a…

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Serving God Through Times of Sickness

When we consider the great servants of God in the New Testament, we often think of Paul, Peter, Mary, Luke, or those among the 12 apostles. However, there was one man with a unique name whose service to God during sickness offers great insight for us today. His name was Epaphroditus. In Philippians 2:25-30, we…

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New Year, Renewed Faith

The new year makes a great time to consider how to renew our faith as well. Many will make resolutions, but a spiritual goal for the next 12 months can have an eternal impact. What are some practical ways to renew your faith in 2021?

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Christmas Through the Eyes of the Shepherds

Imagine what it must have been like that night when the shepherds first heard of their Savior. When the darkness that surrounded them was overtaken by the radiance of God’s glory and the quietness of the night was met with a lifechanging message. It was a night when God led dirty shepherds to the spotless…

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