Author Archives: Brian

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Follower of Christ, Husband, Dad, and Pastor

Reflections on I Kings 19-22

Elijah flees to the desert, and God shows his power. Depression – Elijah is depressed. He has fought hard, and won the battle, but one opponent knocks him down.  Now he is weary and ready to give up.  How does … Continue reading

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Current

Here are some good posts in response to the flood of recent scandals in Hollywood and beyond: Hollywood, Capitol Hill and the Human Heart – Nick Batzig (reformation 21) It’s Past Time to Rethink Modern Sexual Morality – David French … Continue reading

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Q&A#3 Reflections: God is Spirit and Present Everywhere

Q/A#3 Q: What more can we know about God? A: God is a spirit, present everywhere, and reigning with perfect power, knowledge, wisdom, and goodness. O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 17-18

God raises up Elijah.  Observe: Provision – God provides for Elijah during the drought through a brook and ravens. But then the brook dried up.  Are you trusting in God or the brooks that he gives you?  God then provided … Continue reading

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I Kings 17-22: The Days of Elijah

(17) Elijah announces a drought because of Israel’s wickedness.  How does God provide for Elijah in v2-7?  In v8-16? What are the miraculous results for the widow and her son (v8-23)? To what conclusion does the widow come in v24? … Continue reading

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Thirsty Again

If you look for satisfaction or fulfillment, meaning or identity, anywhere other than Jesus, you’ll be left empty.  There may be a moment of refreshment or pleasure, but you’ll soon be thirsty again. – Tim Chester in You Can Change

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Reflections on II Chronicles 13-16

Two good kings, Abijah and Asa, reign in Judah. Rely on God – Abijah’s army won the battle because they relied on God (13:18). When another army came against Asa, he relied on the Lord and was victorious (14:11-12).  Yet … Continue reading

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God Is Better

The invitation of the Bible is not to dreary abstinence.  It’s a call to find in God that which truly satisfies.  It’s believing that we find lasting fulfillment, satisfaction, joy, and identity in knowing God, and nowhere else.  Whatever sin … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 15-16

We see here a contrast between several kings in Judah and Israel.  Consider: Heart – Abijam’s heart was not wholly true to the Lord (15:3), but Asa’s heart was (15:14). How would you describe your heart?  What other things compete … Continue reading

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Classic Quote

All creatures continually live upon the generosity of God; He maintains the whole creation through His mere goodness.  And every good thing that is enjoyed is a part of his generosity. – Jonathan Edwards

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