Tag «Reverence»

Children And Technology In Church

I am not a “stick-in-the-mud” when it comes to technology. In fact, I’m about as “techie oriented” as they come. I am open to incorporating technology in our worship assemblies in whatever ways are expedient. So I’m not just a guy who has an ax to grind because I don’t like change. It’s not the …

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God Is Not Safe, But He Is Good

In 1950 , C.S. Lewis wrote The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This book is an allegory in which Aslan, a powerful lion (representing Jesus) had to die so that Edmund (a young man deceived by a witch) could live. In my judgment, one of the most contemplative lines in the entire book comes …

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Would You Destroy A Bible?

Many years ago, a wicked king was presented with a copy of God’s word. The king commissioned a man to read it for him, and after only reading a few paragraphs, the king took the scroll and cut it with a penknife, then destroyed it by throwing it in the fireplace (Jeremiah 36:21-23). By way …

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A Consuming Fire or Just “The Man Behind The Curtain?”

“For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 4:24).  In spite of this truth, Israel disrespected God.  They treated God as though he were muzzled, tamed, or even docile.  To Israel, God was manageable and could be manipulated to their own advantage. There was no sense of awe, no reverent fear, and …

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