Eleven Days or Forty Years?

Can it take 40 years to complete an 11-day journey? It will when any people refuses to trust God. The result is that forward movement towards spiritual maturity gives way to a wandering, aimless existence. “It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. Now it came to pass …

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The Problem-Solving Disciple

Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. John 6:5-6 Philip was stunned. Jesus was asking where to get the food …

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When the manna stops falling…

"Then the manna ceased . . ." Joshua 5:12 "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from …

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I really do believe these things…

I really do believe... that God spoke creation into existence, that there was a first couple who sinned for the first time (Adam & Eve), that all human beings share a common ancestor and an inherited predisposition to sin, that there was a massive human attempt to resist God's will at the tower of Babel, that …

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Junk Mail Faith

In 1984, Gail and I were serving in Southern California as missionaries with the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board (HMB). Living in a small apartment in West Hollywood, we were working alongside veteran missionaries Bob and Glenda Tremaine, nurturing the small First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills congregation, and laying the groundwork for new churches to …

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