Keep It Simple

Micah isn’t exactly a household word. Too bad. Though obscure, the ancient prophet had his stuff together. Eclipsed by the much more famous Isaiah, who ministered among the elite, Micah took God’s message to the streets.

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Lists

Lists are everywhere. The sports page is full of them. Elsewhere we find lists of Academy Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and beauty contest winners. The publishing world has its best-seller list, the music world its gold and platinum album lists, the financial world its Fortune 500 list. Even the religious world has its list of super churches, largest Sunday schools, biggest worship centers, or those giving most to missions.

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What God Wants from You

The New Year is only one month old, and already the pressures of life have returned. Sixty-hour workweeks. Razor-thin balances in the chequebook every month. Children and/or grandchildren who call for unending, boundless bursts of energy. Sound familiar? As we peer into the pages of the Bible, tucked away toward the end of the Old […]

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Early Retirement?

I’ve retired! Or, more accurately, I’ve been ‘retired’! It’s come as a bit of a shock. ‘Out of the blue,’ you might say. Here I was, expecting to ‘work’ until at least 70. Suddenly, the axe fell, and I’m finished. My services are no longer required. I started with the company, on a casual work […]

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Chuck’s Insights on a Life Well Lived

What does God expect of you? Few of us have thought long or hard about that question, though all of us should. The answer determines whether we live life well or live life poorly. The ancient prophet Micah pondered what God expected. The simplicity of Micah’s divinely inspired answer shocked the affluent society of ancient […]

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Micah and His Message

Little is known about the prophet Micah. His hometown Moresheth lay in Judah’s fertile foothills near the fortified cities Lachish, Maresha, and Soco. It was about twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem and so close to the Philistine city Gath that it was often linked with this larger city and called Moresheth-gath. Most commentators believe Micah […]

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Teach Your Children Well

The family is the foundry in which our theology is forged. I choose those words carefully because the principle is important. Theology—what we think about God—is often seen as the domain of scholars, philosophers, preachers, and such. But I am convinced that an individual’s most fundamental thoughts about God are wrought through the anvil, hammer, […]

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Reach for a Towel

The image of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples before the final Passover meal is powerful and poignant. In recent weeks, leading up to Easter, John 13 has in all likelihood been the basis for many a sermon on humility of service in the church, in mission outreach and in the wider fields of […]

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30 Days to Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness

Living in a fallen world of people where we all sin and have been sinned against means we all need forgiveness and to grant forgiveness. Although they are not always easy tasks, doing so is worthwhile bringing freedom and blessing. This article is designed to create a better understanding and application of forgiveness. For the […]

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