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The gift

In the Ten Commandments God has given us a gift by setting forth how we can and should live in relationship and community with God, ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58 am

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The wonderful news of Christmas

For Christmas we have wonderful images, particularly from Luke and Matthew. From Luke we get the image of the baby in the manger, with the ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:10 pm

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Turn your worries over to God

This seems to be a season of worry, doesn’t it? Do we have enough food for the Thanksgiving dinner? Are the kids coming home for ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:37 pm

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The image of God

What does God look like? Remember what happened when the Israelites were waiting for Moses to come down from Mount Sinai. This was after they’d ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:31 pm

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A rock you can count on

Have you ever been in an earthquake? I’ve been through several earthquakes. The area in Pakistan where I grew up as a missionary child was ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:37 am

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Spread the seed

Jesus tells the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-23. The sower throws out the seed and it goes everywhere. Some gets on that hard ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:37 am

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Giving multiplied by Jesus

In John 6:1-15, John gives us his rendition of the story of the feeding of the five thousand. He tells how Jesus was able to ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:37 am

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Rhythm

Our existence is based on rhythm. There is the beat of the heart, absolutely necessary for our lives — when that stops we die. There ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:29 am

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You can’t take it with you

In Luke Chapter 12, when he is asked about possessions, Jesus tells the parable about the rich fool. This is a rich man, a rich ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:42 am

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How do you believe?

In the third chapter of John, Nicodemus comes to Jesus. He is a Pharisee, he’s one of the leaders of the Jews. As a good ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:21 am

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Cleanse me

Early in Jesus ministry, Mark 1:40-45 tells us of a time when a leper comes up to Jesus. Now Leviticus had set out rigid rules ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:45 am

DEVOTIONAL

Treasures in Heaven

Boy, the stock market has sure taken us on a ride this last week or two. I know different commentators have been putting different terms ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:31 pm

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Moths and rust

Boy, the stock market has sure taken us on a ride this last week or two. I know different commentators have been putting different terms ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:08 am

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How are your hinges?

Did you ever think about door hinges? It’s not something we usually think about, they’re just there. But they are important. They are not only ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:57 am

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Light burst into the world

Light. Christmas is all about light, isn’t it? We have the lights on the trees, the carolers have their flashlights or their candles, we have ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:45 am

Church & Community

‘Worship … from A to Z’

Psalm 111 is a wonderful psalm for Thanksgiving. The psalmist knew that God is not theoretical, and that God matters. If you delight in God, ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:46 am

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Giving and forgiving

The Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:2-4 is different from the traditional one we usually recite from Matthew 6. It is shorter with only five petitions, ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:52 am

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‘How are you exercising your love?’

I’m going to make a confession to you: I hate to exercise. It’s such a hassle, takes up regular time when I think I could ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:52 am

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We’re at the brink

We’re at the brink. Moses was at the brink. He’d been given the vision of the land of milk and honey for which he led ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:33 am

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A code for living in freedom

The Ten Commandments are so familiar. We learned them when we were small and memorized them. One, you shall have no other God before me; ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:58 am

Church & Community

‘Tiny, small, yet how powerful’

What do you see when you look at a little baby? Those tiny hands, little fingers that curl around your little finger that seems so ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:02 am

Devotional

Amazing grace from Paul

In this devotional, I would like to look at I Timothy 1: 12-17. Paul is writing this letter to Timothy, the young man who has ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:08 am

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Showing a family resemblance

The other day I was sitting and thinking, and there is a little habit I’ve picked up. When I’m sitting and thinking, I find that ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:23 pm

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‘What cross can you take up?’

“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34.) The cross is a wonderful ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:14 am

Devotional

‘Take your second chance’

Well, we’re going into a new year, and I wonder how many of us are wondering if this is the year we’re going to get ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:26 pm

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‘Mary, Did You Know’

One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Mary, Did You Know?” Mark Lowry wrote it in 1984 when his pastor asked him to write the ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:08 am

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‘Faith you can rely on, even when it means your life’

In 2 Cor. 5:7, Paul writes that we walk by faith, not by sight. According to Paul, that should give us confidence. Do you walk ... Read more

by Dale Brown, Thursday, September 1, 2016 5:51 am

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