Monthly Archives: August 2011

The beginning of wisdom — Proverbs 1-3

Today begins the book of Proverbs. I’ll have to say right here at the start that there is a lot of really, really great stuff in here that I’ll not be able to address in my comments. If I manage … Continue reading

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Hallelujah — Psalm 148-150

Each of these psalms begin and end with the phrase, “Praise the LORD.” It is the English translation of a Hebrew word we are familiar with, “Hallelujah”. If you’re reading the King James Version of the Bible, you’ll notice “Hallelujah” starts … Continue reading

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What do you say, when you’ve “done it now” — Psalm 142-144

It’s VBS week at the  Manchester NH church of Christ. Busy, busy, busy — but also pretty great at the same time. For that reason, however, this posting will be reasonably brief — all those of you who know me, … Continue reading

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A courageous invitation — Psalm 139-141

Christianity takes a heaping measure of courage. The world seldom realizes it, believing that Christianity is for the humble, gentle, and the timid of heart. But how many of the world would invite the scrutiny and rebuke that these psalms … Continue reading

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His lovingkindness is everlasting — Psalm 136-138

I’m writing this post on a Sunday evening. This Sunday was no ordinary Sunday, however, today good brother and elder in the Lord’s church finished fighting his good fight and went to meet His Lord. Duane Coss died at about … Continue reading

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The power of the God who is real — Psalm 133-135

Today is the Lord’s Day. I hope that wherever you are, you are worshiping the Lord and enjoying the fellowship of God’s people. In fact, now that I mention it… Unity between brothers (Psalm 133) — I think I may … Continue reading

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Faith, focus, and followthrough — Psalm 130-132

Christian camping is a great pursuit for any Christian interested in encouraging and securing the faith and dedication of our youth, the future movers and shakers of the church. Today ends the last day of the regular season of Gander … Continue reading

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A reason to hope — Psalms 127-129

Today’s reading continues the the Songs of Ascents, the psalms traditionally sung on the trip to Jerusalem for the holy days. They are upbeat themes except for the one calling upon God to punish those who hate His people, but … Continue reading

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Our help is in the name of the LORD — Psalm 124-126

It’s hard to grasp how quickly the summer slips away. We’re already eleven days into August now and Linda and I have already seen our first tree with leaves turning red. It’s a little premature for that, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Where could I go but to the Lord? — Psalms 120-123

The next several psalms (Psalms 120-134) are a special group of psalms that were traditionally sung on the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Because Jerusalem is seated at the top of the mountain range that runs north and south through Israel, it … Continue reading

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