Author Archives: jesustrek

Standing on Holy Ground

The life of Moses is divided up into three parts. The first forty years he spent growing up in Pharoah’s household and enjoying all the privileges that lifestyle provided. The next forty years he spent tending sheep in Midian, which … Continue reading

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Diplomatic

A knight was once called into the presence of the king to give an account of his recent activities. The knight reported, “I have been looting and pillaging among your enemies to the east, your majesty.” The king replied, “But … Continue reading

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Take Time

Take time to live: it is the secret of success. Take time to think: it is the source of power. Take time to play: it is the secret of youth. Take time to read: it is the fount of knowledge. … Continue reading

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A Better View of Jesus

I was about 10 years old when I discovered that I could not see nearly as well as my classmates at school. It had gotten to the point where it was affecting my schoolwork. So my parents took me to … Continue reading

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Four Deaths

Professor Donald Nash pointed out that the word “death” means separation, and he noted four different types of death mentioned in Scripture. The first type is physical death, which is the separation of the soul from the body. Ecclesiastes 12:7 … Continue reading

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Walk with Me

“I’d rather one walked with me than merely show the way.”—Edgar Guest There are a number of people who point us in the right direction, and they are quite helpful in getting us started on the straight and narrow way. … Continue reading

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The Road to Emmaus

It was the first Easter Sunday. Jesus had been crucified on Friday and his body had been placed in a tomb. But the tomb was found to be empty that Sunday morning. Word about this spread among the followers of … Continue reading

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Think about Your Baptism

Noted theologian Karl Barth wrote, “For the relevance of holy baptism is this: that we may our whole life long think about the fact that we are baptized…Once in my life a sign has been established that I hold on … Continue reading

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The Psalm of the Cross

One of the most detailed descriptions of the crucifixion of Jesus is not found in the gospels, but in the Psalms. Remarkably, Psalm 22 gives what appears to be an eye-witness account of Jesus’ crucifixion, yet it was written centuries … Continue reading

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Face to Face

This time last year, churches suspended in-person worship services for a period of time as the nation tried to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many congregations offered on-line services to give their members an opportunity to worship. This was the … Continue reading

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