What Does it Mean to “Fear the LORD”?

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What do you think about when you hear the phrase: “the fear of the LORD”? If the first images that come to mind are of God’s anger or blazing fire—we’d love to deepen your understanding of the concept today! The fear of the LORD makes a frequent appearance in the Old Testament (over 70x). The…

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What Does it Mean to “Meditate on Scripture”?

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Have you ever been part of a conversation where someone says a phrase that is clearly important to advancing the conversation, but you have no idea what it means? What do you do? Most of us end up smiling and acting like we caught what was said. But sometimes we halt the conversation to simply…

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From Spiritual “Disciplines” to Spiritual “Delights”

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Spiritual disciplines can often feel like a chore. Like exercise, we know they’re important, but it’s hard to get motivated to actually do them. Spiritual disciplines are regular practices that help a Christian interact with the Triune God in daily life. These disciplines include (but are not limited to) activities like: Bible reading, prayer, morning…

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How Stargazing Connects Us with God

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Did you know there is a sermon in the stars every night? It all is a symphony of praise to God the Creator. In Psalm 19 God’s glory is declared by His creation. The stars of the skies are preaching sermons every night and it’s up to us to listen! In Hebrew, the word for…

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“Theology”: The Art of Knowing the One Who Knows You

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1 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. (Psalm 139:1-2) The first two verses of Psalm 139 provide us insight into a pervasive truth in the Bible… God knows us! When we talk about God knowing us, we mean much more…

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Jesus is Your Shepherd: It’s More Practical Than You Might Think!

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Many of the metaphors in the Bible were deployed to help communicate essential truths to a (now) ancient audience. For instance, God as our “shepherd” had such a straight-forward significance to Jewish people living in the ancient near east thousands of years ago.  Genesis 48:15 records Jacob blessing Joseph and calling God “my shepherd all…

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Planted and Flourishing – How You Can Relate to Fruit Trees!

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Have you ever been on a walk and found yourself stopping your pace to admire the flowers or trees? (If not, you really should try to “stop and smell the roses” as they say—it’s worth it!). What do all thriving plants have in common? They are all planted firmly in the soil. They have real…

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