A Perfect King

Psalm 99  We live in a messy world (I’m sure no one is surprised at that statement!). This week, someone attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. Protests in Hong Kong broke out over some policies connected to their relation to mainland China. I heard on the radio that there are 60 countries […]

God At Work!

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This week, we have a special guest, Anicet Ndikuriyo with Grace Bible Church of Burundi. Anicet became convinced of the Free Grace message when he came across Ephesians 2:8-10! He has helped plant 60 churches since 2005 in 17 of the 19 provinces of Burundi! A number of BBC folks have served in Burundi on […]

Hate Evil!

Psalm 97  As I read this Psalm, the short phrase “Hate evil, you who fear the Lord” jumped off the page. Doesn’t that run counter to much of our culture? Our country looks far more like the last phrase in Judges, describing Israel at the time, “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. […]

Tender Heart

Psalm 95  When I was younger, I remember hearing about “hardening of the arteries.” I had no idea what it was for a long time, but it became of more interest to me as I grew older. One website says this of “hardening of the arteries”:  “Atherosclerosis [hardening of the arteries] is a narrowing of […]

Safety In The Shadow

Psalm 91  Last weekend, I was fishing with a friend on a small pond in east Texas. A mama duck and two or three ducklings swam by near the shore, but on open water. I suppose they were headed for wherever their nest was hiding in the thick cover along the opposite shoreline. The ducklings […]

25,500 Days!

Psalm 90  “Let me go to tomorrow, one day at a time. Now I know, the only foe is time.” No, not a Bible verse or a Christian song. But this secular band grasped the idea that time screams by. This song was released about 14,000 days ago. and about 10,000 days after I was […]

God Is Faithful!

Psalm 89:1-18  “I cross my heart and hope to die!” Any of you ever make that pledge as a child? I know I did! I wanted the other person to trust me, that I would do as I said I would. I wanted them to find me faithful. I suspect, however, that I did not […]

Listen, Oh Lord!

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Psalm 86  “What can I do other than pray?” I have used that unfortunate phrase too many times when talking to someone facing some life issue. It makes prayer sound secondary, when in fact, it is the best thing we can do! What I mean when I say that – and I am striving to […]

The World’s Most Famous Verse

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John 3:16  Much of the Western world is familiar with John 3:16, at least they are aware of its existence. But do they know what it says? And more importantly, do they know what it means? On the other side of the coin, we may be so familiar with it that it has lost its […]

The Reign Of Grace

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John 12:12-19  If you missed the “big cool announcement” this past Sunday, we were excited to announce that we are now debt-free! The building has been paid off in full! I don’t know about you, but I didn’t expect us to pay it off that quickly. I’m glad we did and I’m glad my expectations […]