Speaking Truth To Power

Recently the Chinese Communist Party, in "Article 3 of the Measures" act requires clergy — among other demands — to support the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) rule, the Chinese socialist political system, effectively imposing a political test to...

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When Will Judgement Come?

When does God say enough, that "My longsuffering and patience has ended. It is time for judgement to begin." We find a precedent for this in 2 Kings 21:6ff. Manasseh, the king of Judah and son of Hezekiah, did "evil in the sight of the Lord"...

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Prepare Yourself

What an amazing two months since I have last posted. We have experienced miracles of provision, miracles of healing and opportunity for greater service. Who says that life is only a coasting to the grave? With Jesus life is an adventure that never...

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Spirit And Truth

Now I understand. I don’t know how many times that I have read this passage in the past and it just never fully clicked. You’ve had those moments. I was reading John 4 of Jesus’s conversation with the woman at the well at Sychar. She had given to...

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Full Or Empty

All four gospels speak of Jesus' baptism by John. Three of the four relate the temptation of Jesus. Only one explains to us the source of Jesus' power. It would be easy to simply glide past this critical event in Jesus' life that gave impetus to...

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Wait For It!

"Arise, shine for your light has come" (Is.60:1) You would almost think that the writer Jude was speaking of the day we live in. "I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered...

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Life And Light

"And the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not put it out" (John 1:5) Most translations will put a small "l" at the front of the word "light". By doing so I think they miss the point of John's intent. The light that shines in the...

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The Creator’s Life

"In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it" (Jn.1:4-5) I am not sure that the apostle Paul could be much clearer in Romans 1 about the relationship between the...

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What Do You Believe About Creation?

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word" (John 1:1) When I approach Scripture, it is usually with the three W's in place: who is speaking, what is being said and why is it being said in this way. My framework...

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Upside Down

"They turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) When you read such a statement, what goes through your mind? How does it make you feel? Does it create in you a longing to see this happen in your day? Maybe you would echo the words of the prophet,...

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Dave Griggs, MDiv