Pastor’s Ponderings

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Words of Jesus

Devotional Word for Friday, April 3, 2020 This Sunday is Palm Sunday. A crowd of Jesus’ disciples and followers and those who have heard about Lazarus being brought back from death will lay down their cloaks, wave palm branches, and declare, “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is He

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Righteousness and Peace have kissed

Devotional Word for Thursday, April 2, 2020 Let’s begin today by looking at Psalm 85:10. It’s a fascinating verse. Here’s what it says: Mercy and truth have met togetherRighteousness and peace have kissed each other. In this verse two irreconcilable realities are reconciled. Now we know that’s not possible. Either

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Progress to the Celestial City

Devotional Word for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Yesterday I told you about my experience of going through a typhoon on board the USS Tutuila. There was a day when assailed by that typhoon the Captain of the ship was happy to keep the ship’s bow facing in the right direction,

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Pressing on to the Goal

Devotional Word for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 When I was in the Navy I served aboard the USS Tutuila – ARG-4. It was named for one of the Samoan islands. I was a Radioman. Part of my duties was to takes messages around to all the officers. This included incoming

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The God Who Knows Us

Devotional Word for Monday, March 30, 2020 We’ve been considering Proverbs 20:12 – The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both. This refers to the proper functioning of those two senses: seeing and hearing. We’ve said this is true in a factual, biological sense. But

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Eyes to See and Ears to Hear

Devotional Word for Friday, March 27, 2020 Yesterday we read Prov. 20:12 which states, “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.” That is a basic truth of biology and we saw some of the implications of that in terms of the world in which

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Full of lovingkindness

Devotional Word for Thursday, March 26, 2020 There’s a verse in Proverbs I would like for us to consider a bit today. It is Proverbs 20:12, and it says this: The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made them both. That is a basic truth of biology,

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Reaping What You Sow

Devotional Word for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Today I would like for us to consider two passages of Scripture: Galatian 6:7-9 and Ephesians 5:18-20. Here’s the passage from Galatians: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.For the one who

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Cool Water for a Parched Soul

Devotional Word for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 How are you handling all the restrictions associated with the Coronavirus? Many of the activities, routines, people, and places we took for granted are now shut out of our lives. While we are thankful for the amazing means of communication now available [including

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A Rod of Iron

Devotional Word for Monday, March 23, 2020 I’ve been thinking a lot about Psalm 2:9. Here’s the background for it. In Psalm 2 we see a picture of how the world thinks and lives: the nations rage and seek to cast off God and His Word, they want to rule

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