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Communion and the Scattered Church

This coming Sunday will be our seventh Lord's Day of worshipping exclusively through online streaming. While we are deeply grateful for the technology that enables us to still sing, pray, and hear the preaching of God's Word together in our own homes, many of us miss being physically together to shake hands, give and receive hugs, hear each other's singing, and taking comm...

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A Lesson from the Desert

I've mentioned recently in a daily devotion video that my wife, Jess has decided to read the entire bible and is doing so using the help of Bible Project videos in the ReadScripture app and a podcast called The Bible Recap. If you have always wanted to read the bible in its entirety but the task seemed daunting, perhaps these resources could help you too. She has plowed t...

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Some Favorite Books

In a recent video devotional (Daily Milk, April 14, 2020), I encouraged us all to read more as we shelter at home. So, I thought I would discuss some books that I believe are very much worth your time. 1. STUDY BIBLES Of course, I start with the Bible, but not just any Biblea study Bible. Understanding the Bible is a lifelong venture that requires time in the Word and le...

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What Is That Confusing Experience? Grief.

A close friend of mine, who pastors in a large southern city, is grieving. One of his associate pastors died suddenly after only a week and a half battle with the coronavirus. The grief of that entire church is compounded because they aren't even able to gather and grieve at a funeral. Grief is obvious and expected when we lose someone we love. While the pandemic has peop...

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Grace in the Midst of a "New Normal"

It is Sunday at 12:30 pmJust thirty minutes after our second Sunday of worshipping virtually with our church as a result of the COVID-19 gathering protocols and safety measures. The dust is settling, and I am scratching my head wondering "what just happened?" My blood pressure feels high and my head is ringing from the sound of toddlers screaming "I don't like church, I w...

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