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WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?

March 28, 2016

This is a reposting from an early blog of mine called EASTER PEOPLE BY STEVE DUNN My teenage years were lived out in the Sixties.  It was a highly skeptical age and often quite hostile to faith.  In fact, many persons I knew in those days called themselves atheists or they bought into the philosophical […]

EASTER SATURDAY NIGHT

March 26, 2016

BY STEVE DUNN It was a grim night. The second night they had endured since Jesus had died on Golgotha. Only one of them had been there to witness the death. John in his youthfulness seemed to have no fear that the older men in their practicality had embraced. They were behind closed, locked doors. […]

TESTING

March 14, 2016

Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:5-7 I have spent a whole lot of my 60 years going to school.  12 years for elementary through high school. Four years of college. Three years of seminary. Another almost 7 working on my Doctor of Ministry.  That doesn’t even count continuing education. In the formal educational process students are constantly […]

CROSS PURPOSES

March 12, 2016

 Reading: Luke 9.23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves  and take up their cross daily and follow me. Children are clever and sometimes, more than a little determined.  When my children were young upon my arrival at home I would often be greeted with a request, “Dad, […]

ENEMIES OF GOD

February 12, 2016

by STEVE DUNN “By the cross we know the gravity of sin and the greatness of God’s love toward us. ” John Chrysostom, 4th century “This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.” – Colossians 1:21, New Living Translation One […]

SMUDGED

February 10, 2016

This blog post is an adaptation of one that I wrote lAsh Wednesday 2012 for my main blog LIFE MATTERS. Join me this Lent on A JOURNEY TO THE CROSS.  I will be publishing posts on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays into Holy Week.  Feel free to repost and/or share these respecting the copyright notice below.- […]

ROMANS 8:28 – GOD WORKS

September 4, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN This is my life verse.  I share here three different ways of translating Romans 8:28. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work […]

BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE

June 10, 2012

“But deliver us from the Evil One …” Very few us have learned this prayer using the expression, “the evil one.”  Our prayer seems to focus on evil in general–malevolent but impersonal.  Why do you think Matthew quotes Jesus use of this description, rather than Mark’s more generalized, “evil”? From my perspective, this form emphasizes […]

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

May 10, 2012

As we look at this particular petition let’s just say something straight out.  God is not the author of temptation.  To intentionally create an opportunity to sin would absolutely run counter His character which is good and His nature which is holy. Secondly, we should clear up a typical misunderstanding of temptation. Generally we think […]

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD 2

April 18, 2012

Young’s Literal Translation renders this petition as :‘Our appointed bread give u “s to-day.” In the western world we no longer look at bread as one of life’s essentials. We hardly see bread as part of God’s kingdom plan for our lives.  In third and fourth world nations, bread continues to be an essential part […]