Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 21, 2020 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Jesus was disappointed. He had been working and walking, eating and drinking with His disciples for three years. They were His intimate friends. As such He expected them to know Him very well, yet here was Philip asking Him to show them the Father. Why did that matter?
Jesus had talked about God the Father continuously throughout His ministry, primarily to identify Himself with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 13, 2020 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Recently I watched a documentary on Anti-Semitism. After the atrocities of WW2, Jewish children of the Holocaust were brought to England, clothed and fed, and put into homes where they were cared for and educated. What happened to that spirit? It was shocking, for me, to see how subtly Satan has convinced some believers today, that the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, that they are evil and the source of the world...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 6, 2020 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Change is ever present in human history. Some people delight in change, but most feel comfortable in what are familiar circumstances. When Paul wrote the words of our title, I wonder if he was reflecting on the life he had lived as a zealous Pharisee. His personality was intense so whatever he took on, he seemed to do it with gusto. Maybe some of us are like that.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 28, 2020 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Recently I received a list of prayers that might take us through the difficulties we are presently facing with restrictions in our life-style, during the present global pandemic. It started well. “Our great physician, we ask for Your healing touch for those infected with the virus. For those facing quarantine and feelings of isolation, comfort them with the promise of Your presence. We declare Psalm 91:10-11 R...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 21, 2020 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
James is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Jacob, which means supplanter, or one who follows. Several men in the Bible bore the name James; only two were possible authors of the book of James, but one was martyred in A.D. 44 , leaving James the half brother of Jesus as the only other possibility, within that time frame. This brother of Jesus became the recognized church leader in Jerusalem (Acts 15:13-21). This speech,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Solomon, famous for his pithy proverbs, said some things we might rather overlook. Why on earth would he remind us of the unsavoury fact that a dog will return to its vomit? Why would the Apostle Peter repeat this proverb as though it held an important message? “Why” questions are helpful in leading us to examine difficult circumstances. If we are truly asking “Why” then we will search until we get the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 7, 2020 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Moses and the nation of Israel were singing….imagine you can hear them. It would be the biggest choir you would have ever heard. It has been estimated, based on a census taken at Sinai, that the Israelites numbered two million people when they left Egypt. Now they were praising God, exulting in all that makes Him great! Perhaps their words are your testimony today “The Lord is my strength and my song; He...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
When Jesus came to earth God had been silent for 400 years, historians like Josephus tell us. No prophets or priests had been given special messages for God’s people in such a long time! Yet the people waited. As circumstances unfolded, spiralling downwards, Israel still looked for Messiah. It is truly amazing that although their worship had degraded, they still held onto the hope that God would deliver them.Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Micah 7:18 1 Corinthians 2:18
What do we know about the mind of God - He who created the universe, all things large and small? Mankind is discovering a lot about the electric impulses of the brain, how the sun and planets function, disease management, and the secrets of our earth. These discoveries are to be celebrated, but if we think about it, God knows already every detail we are uncovering.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
We have heard this expression used when calculating global economies, but how does it apply to the world of 2020?
The book of Job is written about a man favoured by God. Not only was Job wealthy, but he had a large family. The Bible records “He was the greatest man among all the people of the East” (Job 1:3). Apparently his lifestyle pleased God, for we are given a gli...Read Full Post »