Words of Grace – Left Praying

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.” Psalm 85:6-7 The last verse of Judges is, “In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own...

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Words of Grace – Keep Reading

When we come to the end of the book of Judges we are left with a bleak picture of the state of God’s people at this point in history. “There was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” As Judges shows us, that “right”...

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Words of Grace – When Good Words Become Bad Words

Without an understanding of the gospel, we are not likely to appreciate the word repentance. Repentance is for most people a bad word. It sounds harsh and judgmental to say we need to repent. It sounds like it leads to the death of fun and fulfillment. Nothing could be further...

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Words of Grace – True Worshipers

Worship is the expression of the relationship of grace and faith that we have with God. This relationship (called a covenant in the Bible) is foundational. God calls, saves, keeps, and leads us by grace. We respond to him in faith. Faith is trust, love, and obedience. Grace and faith...

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Words of Grace – Honesty

One of the reasons the Bible has been such a challenge for me over the years is because some of God’s people are so flawed and they do such horrible things. I still have trouble getting my head around some of the people and events in the book of Judges....

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