Commentary'S ARCHIVE

  • Today, America remembers the violence done on this soil by terrorists under the banner of Islam. Around the world, deeds are being done in that same spirit. Muslims of the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq and Syria are using crucifixions, beheadings, and live burials in the sand to destroy Christians. They think their contemptible actions bring glory to God.  […]

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  • Scripture is filled with rich insights about how and what to pray for the persecuted church. That such nuggets can be found far back in Genesis and from the patriarch Jacob is a delightful surprise. As A.W. Pink (one of my favorite Bible commentators – check out his Gleanings in Genesis) points out, Genesis is […]

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  • Do you ever get that horrible feeling when you sit down to write something nice in a card, because you can’t think of anything to say? It’s not because there isn’t anything good to say, it’s just that your brain is blank. Maybe you have had a rough week at work, maybe it’s just a […]

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  • There’s a sparkling, refreshing little brook that runs by our property. Especially in the spring, as the snow melts in the hills, the cold rippling waters remind me of my boyhood days as I grew up on an island in the Willamette River in Oregon. But it also brings to mind the Scripture where Peter […]

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  • As we take a snapshot this morning of the closing of the Church Age get ready to be lifted to the heavenlies!! “Behold, He cometh with clouds; (Revelations 1:7 tells us) and every eye shall see Him, and they also that pierced Him, and all kindreds of earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, […]

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  •   It’s Cate again. Asking you to pray for women living under Islam again. But today I have a name for you. I want you to specifically pray for Meriam. She’s a sister persecuted for Christ in Sudan. Because Meriam was “born a Muslim” (which means her father was a Muslim), she faces charges of apostasy with the possible penalty of […]

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  • As we read the familiar GOSPEL STORY this morning, I would challenge each of us to let our thoughts be toward, and with, the millions and millions of Muslims who have never heard the Scripture as we will this morning, let alone those who have never heard an exposition of that beautiful, majestic record. In […]

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  • Just some thoughts this morning on major spiritual resources God provides us, as we determine to be faithful, productive, committed, obedient, fervent, zealous servants of our God. Nothing new here—just standard spiritual “stuff.” As you know, I struggle at times to verbalize, or get down on paper, what is really on my heart, or what […]

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  • I believe the Lord would have me share with you my Prayer Journal entry for August 15, 2010, which followed a weekend of personal Ministry reflections with Wally Magdangal who, some 10 years earlier, was scheduled to be executed for his faith by the Saudis. I was deeply stirred as we reminisced on those days. […]

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  • In a prayer of earnestness—almost desperation, David cried out to his Lord and his God, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23,24) In a less poetic fashion, the Message […]

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