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Everybody loves the Promised Land but nobody likes the trip

February 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

“The vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often a fraud.” (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy) I’ve been to Israel a half dozen times in the last few years. You’d think it would get old after so many visits … it doesn’t. There’s something about Israel, the Promised Land, that’s different from any […]

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Past, Present, Future

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

“And the Scriptures also say, ‘He is the Stone that some will stumble over and the Rock that will make them fall.’ They will stumble because they will not listen to God’s word, nor obey it, and so this punishment must follow – that they will fall. But you are not like that, for you […]

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Another Rich Young Ruler

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” (I Peter 3:9) Last week I introduced you to a modern day ‘rich young ruler’; Reuel McFarland. Unlike his biblical counterpart, Reuel said yes when Jesus told him, “If […]

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The Cost of Being Perfect

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.’” (Matthew 19:21) Hmmm … How about just being good? How much does that cost? The passage at the top of this letter comes from a conversation Jesus […]

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John Brown’s Faith

October 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11:1-2) Last week we learned that faith – believing in God – is a lot more than holding some concept in our minds as true. Faith requires action. […]

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Who Put the Buckle on Orion’s Belt?

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

PURPOSEVol. 2, Issue 26July 07, 2008Starry, Starry Night“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” (Psalm 147:4)My buddy Roger called last week. He wanted to share a new software program with me; “Stellarium.” Stellari…

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Tags: God's purpose · Israel · purpose · Stars · Tapestry

Discovering Oil in Israel

July 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments

PURPOSEVol. 2, Issue 25June 29, 2008The Great Treasure Hunt“‘But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plo…

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Is ‘Church a Dirty Word? Part 2

May 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 21 May 27, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”(Matthew 16:18) Is “Church” a Dirty Word? Part II Last week we started talking about […]

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Courage Part 3

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 18 May 2, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part 3 “In those days Israel had no king; every one did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:6) “We have met the enemy, and he is us” – Pogo We’re going to hang with the Judges for one more […]

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Courage Part 2

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

“Let me die with the Philistines!” (Judges16:30) Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 17 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part II What Makes a Hero? Remember last week? Gideon fought the bad guys, the Midianites, and won. He was a Judge, remember? There was another Judge in old Israel, a few Judges down from […]

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The Roadmap to Peace

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 4 January 24, 2008 The weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). The Roadmap to Peace George W. Bush and I were in Israel earlier this […]

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Tags: God's purpose · Israel · love · peace · purpose · Shalom