Render to Caesar | Mark 12:13-17

And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. …

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Review of The Biggest Story Bible Storybook

Each Friday of August, I will be spotlighting and reviewing some of my favorite theological books for children, before we launch into part 2 of The Pilgrim's Progress in September. Below are my thoughts on Kevin DeYoung's The Biggest Story Bible Storybook. My five-year-old daughter and I finished reading this storybook Bible a couple of …

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I Remember Your Name in the Night, O Lord | Psalm 119:55

I remember your name in the night, O LORD,and keep your law. Psalm 119:55 ESV Here the psalmist declares that his nightly meditation is upon the name of the LORD. As he lay in his bed, he thinks upon the nature and goodness of his God, for God’s name reflects His character. We observed this, …

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The Parable of the Tenants | Mark 11:27-12:12

And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I will ask …

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Regarding Children’s Day & Books

Last year our church began a new annual celebration: Children's Day. A glance online will reveal that there are a few declared Children's Days throughout the world. November 20th is one of the most common, since it commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations on that day in 1959. …

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Your Statutes Have Been My Songs | Psalm 119:54

Your statutes have been my songsin the house of my sojourning. Psalm 119:54 ESV While we do not think much about sojourning today, we do indeed still travel. With airplanes, hotels, and tour-guides, things certainly look different for the modern sojourner from how they once were. Even so, we still attach music to traveling. Perhaps …

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A Den of Robbers | Mark 11:12-26

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to …

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Till Next Week…

As I write this, I am sitting in a hotel in Mexico getting ready to have dinner with some local pastors, which will begin a week of ministry that will perhaps turn into a longer partnership. During this weeklong excursion, I’ve decided to let the ground of this blog lie fallow and will not be …

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The River Death & the Celestial City

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Ro1bNYkrANomWHVEChlvy?si=0sXEOQ8XRiqcX6aDGaX93A Having only been blown off course of our initial projected reading schedule by two weeks, we come now to the conclusion of the first part of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. Here Christian and Hopeful conclude their pilgrimage and finally arrive at their eternal home in the Celestial City. Of course, while this is …

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Son of David, Have Mercy on Me! | Mark 10:46-52

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on …

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