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The Lion of Judah

Posted by kelvinbueckert on March 7, 2021 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Genesis 49

Jacob lay dying. He called for his sons in order to prophecy what would happen to them in days to come. They were a nation displaced from their land. Now the last of Israel’s three great patriarchs would speak to the future!

One by one the sons came to be blessed by their father, Israel. Israel was the name given to Jacob after he wrestled with the angel (Genesis 32:28); it became the corporate nam...

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Love Begets Love

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 28, 2021 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

1 John 4

 

So many people today seem to be starving for love. How many men and women will go to almost any lengths to generate a love relationship? Sadly they are often motivated by a desire to have their felt needs met, in order to feel complete. This imposes the impossible on other people. Only God can fill this void. When we know Him we have a new self-image because we recognize all the potential He has created. Though some f...

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Valuing the Vulnerable

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 21, 2021 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 18:3

 

Jesus showed a tenderness towards children by both word and deed. Parents must have sensed this because they brought their children to Him to be blessed, for Him to lay His hands on them and to pray for them. (Matthew 19:13). When Jesus’ disciples protested He spoke words that over centuries of time have become famous. “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them” (:14).

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Fanning Into Flame

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 15, 2021 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

2 Timothy 1:6

 

Timothy was Paul’s spiritual [true, dear] son (1 Timothy 1:2, 2 Timothy 1:2). His grandmother Lois and mother Eunice had been impacted by the gospel through Paul’s preaching, while he was in Lystra (Acts 16:1). It seems that Timothy also became a disciple then too.

 

Paul circumcised him because the Jews all knew that Timothy’s father was Greek. Perhaps in Pa...

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I Have Seen Your Tears

Posted by kelvinbueckert on February 7, 2021 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

2 Kings 20:5

 

Weeping is for a season, the Psalmist suggests, but morning brings joy (Psalm 30:5). Why is it then that for many people morning never seems to come? Tears and sorrow seem to last forever! Does God really see our tears?

 

Tears are a marvellous release of tension. However, some people fear that crying will make them vulnerable. There is some truth to that, but the fact is ...

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Why?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 31, 2021 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Reflections on Job

 

“Why” is a little three-lettered word that sometimes gets us into trouble. Children sometimes exasperate their elders as they use it to learn about the world around them. If we question the established order of things, as adults, we may irritate others. Sometimes it is a word used when we fall into desperate circumstances. Often we question God with “Why?” when things are hard to understa...

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Isaiah Talks About Moab

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 24, 2021 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Isaiah 15,16

 

Moab in ancient days was a kingdom east of Israel, in the Transjordan highlands. The nation arose from Lot’s incestuous child by his eldest daughter, named Moab (Genesis 19:38). They were often at war with their Israelite neighbours to the west. However events recorded in the book of Ruth testify to occasions of friendly interaction between the two nations, from time to time at least between Bethlehem and Moab.

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Isaiah Talks About Moab

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 24, 2021 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Isaiah 15,16

 

Moab in ancient days was a kingdom east of Israel, in the Transjordan highlands. The nation arose from Lot’s incestuous child by his eldest daughter, named Moab (Genesis 19:38). They were often at war with their Israelite neighbours to the west. However events recorded in the book of Ruth testify to occasions of friendly interaction between the two nations, from time to time at least between Bethlehem and Moab.

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Judeo-Christian?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 17, 2021 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Acts 11:26

 

Growing up I read several books about Jewish people who converted to Christianity. It became a subject of keen interest which carried over into my work as a nurse in a Jewish community. Wikipedia describes the term Judeo-Christian:

 

“Judeo-Christian is a term used since the 1950s to encompass the common ethical standards

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Surrender?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 10, 2021 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

1 Corinthians 13:3

A pastor recently asked the question “What are you holding onto that you won’t surrender?” That question caused me to examine my heart. Is there anything I long for? Are there unfulfilled dreams? Do I covet more stuff? Am I discontented in relationships? Do I need to feel more in control of my life? What irks my spirit most?

 

For me I admit time, comfort a...

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