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Settling on “Plan Be”

The beatitudes form the first portion of what has been called “The Sermon on the Mount.” There is probably no speech, no discourse, no sermon that has gotten more attention in all of history. It’s beauty, and it’s power are unparalleled. Jesus’ words deserve as much art as exposition. They are from another world–perhaps that is why this chanting of them in Russian is such a moving expression.

God’s Routine

If I didn’t know better, I’d think God was awfully bored.  After all, He’s heard it all before. Even I get tired of same ol’, same ‘ol.  Same top 40 playing over and over on the radio.  Same lunch routine.  New movies–with the same old plot. Things that happen to us only occasionally seem to [...]

Presenting HeirBorn Kids

Heir-Born Kids is a Christian education curriculum under development at Eagle Heights Church whose name comes from Romans 8:17 “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” The curriculum is divided into four courses. Heir-Born Quest:  “Lord, lead me into the adventures of faith” Heir-Born Heritage:   “Lord, inspire [...]

Penn Says: A Gift of a Bible

The Faith of a High School Football Coach

The Faith of a High School Football Coach When Cheering for the Other Side Feels Better Than Winning By RICK REILLY Dec. 26, 2008— Editor’s Note: This story was reported by Rick Reilly for ESPN Magazine and It was originally published on Dec. 22, 2008. They played the oddest game in high school football [...]

Do Not Trust in Man

Running Scared Chapter Fifteen Do Not Trust in Man One way to track fears and worries is to follow the money. Another is to follow them back to other people’s possible judgments of us (p.171). In chapter 15, Welch shifts our attention to another source of fear our craving for approval. He reminds us of [...]

Seek My Face

Running Scared Chapter Thirteen Seek My Face Welch’s thirteenth chapter is an exposition of Psalm 27: Worriers should be experts in a handful of passages. The story in Exodus 16 about manna is the basic framework; the worry passages in Matthew 6 and Luke 12 add essential detail. Although other Scriptures won’t change this basic [...]

Grace for Tomorrow

Running Scared Chapter Twelve Grace for Tomorrow If anxiety and worry thrive on the unknown future, the promise of future grace is the believer’s peace. That’s the chapter in a nutshell. Anxiety asks for more information so it can be prepared for the coming apocalypse. It also asks for more information so it can manage [...]

When the Kingdom Isn’t Enough

Running Scared Chapter Eleven When the Kingdom Isn’t Enough In 2Cor. 1:8, Paul writes: For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came [to us] in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life . . . How do you reconcile [...]

The Message of the Kingdom

Running Scared Chapter Ten The Message of the Kingdom The author is still working with worry themes from the Sermon on the Mount. In the Sermon, he observes that seeking the kingdom is the antidote to worry. In this chapter then, he attempts to explain how seeking the kingdom combats fear. Welch insists that with [...]

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