Love Came Down in Wisdom/L’amour arrive avec sagesse

As a follower of Jesus Christ, when you find yourself facing trials of every size and variety, don’t be surprised. Since Adam & Eve said “yes” to desire and “no” to God, humanity has struggled. Christians are no exception but thankfully, our faith in trials reaps fruit found nowhere else. James, co-leader of the Church, […]

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Love Came Down with Peace

A good friend of mine once pronounced, “I will know I am healed when peace fills my heart”. Like my friend, Micah the prophet lived a fierce pursuit of peace during turbulent days of King Jothan, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, as he suffered Israel’s choice to turn from Almighty God to pagan gods en masse. By […]

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Love Came Down with Fierce Redemption

I love the story of Hosea.  Incredulously, this Middle Eastern man is told by God, “Go. Marry a prostitute.  Your life is now an object lesson for Israel.  They are whoring on every hillside trying to get from Baal what only I can give.  I still am here, waiting for them.  Now you, Hosea, go […]

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Love Came Down with the God of Nations

Ezekiel lived as a captive in Babylon, yet God had this prophet priest in His hand.  Like Isaiah, Ezekiel lived as a mouthpiece for God, and in this deep intimacy, Ezekiel was required to prophecy many harsh and difficult realities to the nations. In Ezekiel’s time in history, the globe was under war, a time […]

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Love came down with Truth

Have you ever wrestled with the Word?  Isaiah,  prophet to kings, to four kings in fact, spanning more than six decades of intercession, counsel and speaking the heart of God over the nation of Israel, wrestled with an incredible amount of revelation and judgement that was imminent to the nations and still stayed steady to […]

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Love Came Down to Create our World

When we read Job’s story, all of us have compassion for how the guy suffered.  But the triumph of Job comes in Chapter 38, with these incredible words, “Then the Lord answered…” After plenty of questions, pleas and passionate cries, Job certainly got an earful the day the Lord answered his servant: Where were you […]

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Love Came Down with Refuge

This Week’s Reading:  Numbers 30 – Deuteronomy 2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person accidentally may flee there. They shall be cities […]

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This is the Camp that God Built

This Week’s Reading:  Numbers 2-9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:  “Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse. You shall put out both male and female; you shall put them outside the camp, that they […]

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