Those who sow in tears

On a Thursday morning about a year ago, I received one text after another saying a variation of the same message: "We won't be coming to small group tonight." The house was cleaned (no small feat with my little children), the shopping was done and the food was made, and Will had a lesson prepared. …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 7 of 7): Hearing Within God’s Family

Some speak of the church as an institution, but I think of God's church as a family. When I refer to "God's family," I am not talking about your physical family, or even about your local church group, although I hope that those things are included in your Christian family. God's family is much bigger than …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 4 of 7): Learning to Listen

"We do not need the sign-gifts today because inspiration and revelation have ceased with the death of the last apostle." Well! I laid aside the Sword and Trumpet magazine, and laughed. Inspiration and revelation have ceased! Where in the Bible does it say that? As long as humanity exists, we need inspiration and revelation from …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 2 of 7): A God Who Communicates

Several years ago I sat in a class in which the teacher was expounding on the story of Gideon in Judges. As his talk went on, I found myself more and more perplexed with the interpretation of the story. Gideon was humble, the speaker said, that's why he didn't believe God when God called him …

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