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The Duty of Watching

“And they lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching…” (1 Chronicles 9:15).

This verse stopped me the other morning, as I considered the phrase “the duty of watching.” In 1 Chronicles 9, this duty was outlined as the responsibility of the four chief gatekeepers of God’s temple, one on each side: east, west, north, and south. These men were entrusted to keep watch on God’s house, to remain diligent, at the ready to protect against intruders or thieves.

August 9, 2021
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Two Truths and a Lie

There’s a game I’m sure many of you have played once or twice as an icebreaker in group gatherings. Everyone goes around sharing two things that are true about themselves and one that’s a lie. Everyone else has to guess which one’s the lie and in so doing, everyone learns just a tad bit more about each other. In this unprecedented time in our world, a time that none of us could ever have imagined,…

June 22, 2020
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Stopping

“And Jesus stopped…” (Mark 10:49)

He was on His way to be crucified. He had just spent many hours answering question after question from those wanting direction: a rich man inquiring about what he must do to inherit eternal life; two of His disciples asking for the promise to sit on either side of Him in glory; countless other pleas for healing, help, and just a few minutes of His time.

July 22, 2019