Category Archives: Hebrews

June 22 – Father’s Day 2020 – Hebrews 12

Read Hebrews 12:1-11 One of the marks of a good earthly father is his ability to exercise appropriate discipline. If you, as a son or daughter, experienced that in your relationship with your father, you can be grateful. If you … Continue reading

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May 13 – When I Get Out – Encourage Now and Later

Read Hebrews 3:13 I grew up playing baseball and hockey.  I love those sports, and I wanted to be the best player I could be.  For hours when I wasn’t on the ice, I would retreat to our basement, where … Continue reading

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May 12 – When I Get Out – Resilience

Read Job 1:21b and Hebrews 12:1b The 4 x 800 relay race is a very challenging race in the great sport of high school track. Four individuals each run 800 yards with guts and perseverance and then hand the baton … Continue reading

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March 27 – COVID-19: Life in the New Normal (Day 2)

Read Hebrews 10:19-25 I am a handful of days ahead of you on this “stay at home” order. My wife, Celeste, and I returned to the US from ministry in Europe one day before a mandatory “self-quarantine” for European returnees … Continue reading

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March 4 – Do Not Fear – Unafraid Faith Heroes

Read Hebrews 11 We read through the names like a list on a plaque. Each hero of the faith representing more courage, more unafraid, than most of us will probably ever know. We read their stories, remember their amazing, and maybe … Continue reading

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January 7 – The Crucible of Crisis – All that we don’t know about suffering

Read: John 16:33; James 1:2,12; I Peter 1:6-9; I Peter 4:12; Hebrews 12:5-13 When questioned about the existence of God, Albert Einstein sometimes answered: Man knows perhaps 2% of all there is to know. That leaves 98% we do not know. Isn’t there room in … Continue reading

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October 11 – Our Values – In, Out and Up

Read Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:47 and Colossians 1:28-29 I’m so introverted it isn’t even funny. I am completely at peace when Kelly and I are at home spending quality time together whether it’s just talking, watching a show on Hulu … Continue reading

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September 7 – Names of Jesus – Mediator

Read 1 Timothy 6:15-16, Colossians 1:21-22, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Five adult bodies, plus a Shih-tzu puppy, were crammed into my daughter, Kelsey’s, 2001 Jetta. We were headed to Flagstaff, AZ, which is a hair over two … Continue reading

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August 25 – Unstoppable – One another

Read Hebrews 10:1-25 Have you ever encountered a Jesus follower who had no affiliation with a local church?  I have.  Let me share in broad strokes my experience with such people.  In most instances, they are not particularly consistent in Bible … Continue reading

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May 30 – Trip to the Holy Land – Tel Aviv

DAY 18 – TEL AVIV THEME: REST Read Hebrews 4:1-12 Several years ago, I was invited to join other evangelical leaders to a Jewish home for an evening meal on Shabbat. It’s an experience I won’t forget. The entire family … Continue reading

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