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The Calling of Samuel (1 Samuel 1-3)
Bible Commentary

From the closing words of the book of Judges and the opening chapters of 1 Samuel we know that the Israelites are both...

Psalm 148
Bible Commentary

Unlike Psalms 146, 147, and 149, Psalms 148 and 150 do not depict God at work, but skip directly to our response of...

An Expansive Call to Worship
Daily Reflection

As a pastor for more than twenty years, I have "called people to worship" dozens, if not hundreds, of times. As the...

Set Your Mind on Things Above: Heavenly Living for Earthly Good (Colossians 3:1–16)
Bible Commentary

This call to reorientation means that we reshape our lives to think and do according to Jesus’ ethics in situations he...

Dressed Up for God
Daily Reflection

The bulk of Exodus 39 describes the making of the sacred garments for the High Priest. Aaron and his successors were to...

God at Work (Luke 1, 2, and 4)
Bible Commentary

Luke’s Gospel begins in a workplace.

Best of Daily Reflections: Faithfulness at a Snail’s Pace
Daily Reflection

So much of life involves waiting.

Whose Children Are They, Really?
Daily Reflection

His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father...