Category Archives: confession

theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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full disclosure

  Psalm 38:9-12 Psalm 38:9 Master, my every desire is in front of you; my sighing is not hidden from you. Psalm 38:10 My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded. Psalm … Continue reading

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confessing Christ on my own

John 18:33 John 18:33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” John 18:34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own, or have others said this … Continue reading

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expect exposure

ARE YOU HIDING SOMETHING BEHIND THAT MASK? Luke 12:1-3 Luk 12:1 Meanwhile, after many thousands of the crowd had collected so that they were beginning to trample on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, “Be on … Continue reading

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flood insurance

ARE YOU COVERED? Luke 6:46-49 Luk 6:46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I am telling you? Luk 6:47 “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice– I … Continue reading

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snares and nets

ESCAPE THE NET Ecclesiastes 7:23-26 23 All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will act wisely,” but it was far from me. 24 That which has been is far off, and deep, very deep; who can discover … Continue reading

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confession of a workaholic

USE THE NEW YEAR WISELY Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 24 There is something missing in a man who just eats and drinks and finds enjoyment in his work. This reality also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 because, apart … Continue reading

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confessions of the fallen

Isaiah 64:1-6 1 O that you would tear open the sky and come down, so that the mountains would shake at your face–[1] 2 like when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil– to make your name … Continue reading

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true confessions

Nehemiah 9 This long confession gives readers insight into what God wants of us when we come to him.  Often our confessions seem empty and selfish.  We know more about our failures and needs than God’s desires.  After hearing God’s … Continue reading

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priority #1

Psalm 51 This prayer by David has given exegetes some trouble.  David is aware of his crimes against Uriah the Hittite, whom he has killed,  and Bathsheba, with whom he commits adultery. He agonizes over his sins and fears the … Continue reading

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