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2 Corinthians 4:7-11 Strive To Arrive

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed – always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 314 more words


Mark 4:35-41 Faith In The Storm

“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. 642 more words


The Messiah Test

We have come to the section in Matthew when Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert, Matthew 4:1-11.  Haven’t you ever applied for a job and had to take an aptitude test first? 605 more words

My Writings

Putting God First

Beginning my day, the temptation to outline my busy day ahead comes to mind. The over-stimulating world can often zap my energy when I have not first communed with God.  93 more words

Epictetus part 10: Responding to hardship

Note: this is the tenth part of a weekly series, in which I translate and discuss the Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus. New posts will be released every monday morning (GMT). 306 more words


"Cheats & Mistakes."

In the Spring of 1963, Malcolm Milton University’s spring mid-term testing was in its final hours. Tenured History Professor, Wilbur Wilshire was shocked and astonished when he recognized an honors violation. 290 more words

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The Devil Made Me Do it...

Read Matthew 4

Focus on verse 1

We see it in the news almost every day…a shooting, a violent attack, a break and enter. What is surprising to me is not so much that people are committing crimes. 564 more words

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