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The Sojourner Blog

Simple Easter Faith in the Risen Savior

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Outside the tomb of Jesus, Mary Magdalene lingered. Mary, from whom Jesus had cast out seven demons, lingered and wept after Peter and John had departed. She alone was compelled to remain beyond any other. Though Jesus was dead (for all she knew) she could not escape the impulse which held her...

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How to Enjoy Your Brief Life

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“Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun…” (Ecclesiastes 9:9) Who would disagree with encouragement to enjoy your life?  But why does Solomon throw that word “vain” in...

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Love of Money - the Path to Misery

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Solomon was acquainted with misery.  “I hated life” he writes in Ecclesiastes 2:17, and he wrote about how to get there.  One particularly slippery path to misery is captured by Ecclesiastes 5:10  “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who...

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Is Your Life Empty?

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“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities!  All is vanity.”  So begin Solomon’s words in the book of Ecclesiastes.  He was the man who had it all; the richest king of Jerusalem (2:9), having enjoyed every pleasure imaginable (2:10), having...

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Don't Be Forgetful, Be Thankful

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When someone is truly thankful upon receiving a gift, that thankfulness means that the giver of the gift is appreciated.  One of the great hindrances in our relationship with God is that we so often take for granted what God has given us.  That is why the Psalmist David writes...

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The Fear of the Lord and the Fear of Man

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“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life…” (Proverbs 14:27)  Really?  Isn’t the fear of the Lord a dusty relic of last century’s religion?  Indeed, many reject the fear of the Lord.  What they do not realize is that they have therefore...

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Thy Will Be Done

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    On any given Sunday, millions of people recite the “Lord’s Prayer” (sometimes called the “Our Father”).  In that prayer is the phrase, “Thy will be done.”  Jesus taught us to pray in this way.  Perhaps you have said this...

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46th General Assembly

Posted by Steven Light on

I gave a report last Sunday during the Sunday School hour on the happenings of the 46th General Assembly.  As discussed in that time,  here are a few links to resources for further study.  Photos come thanks to the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly.  More photos can be...

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From One Beggar to Another

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  They waited with anticipation to see how many would come. It was the first night of inviting dozens of homeless individuals to the church for a meal. For a few years, caring individuals had gone through the streets of downtown Tampa every week, bringing bagged meals and warm conversation...

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The Big Question

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There is a big question out there, perhaps the biggest question a person will ever ask.  Surprisingly it is a question that sometimes goes unanswered even after years of sitting in a pew.  It was the burning question of a jailor who was literally shaken and cried out, “Sirs...

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