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Prince of Peace

Part 5 of a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6 Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace When Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan encountered favorable winds upon reaching the great sea west and south of the Americas in 1521, he named it Mar Pacifico, or peaceful sea. He saw nothing of the fierce storms that … Continue reading Prince of Peace

Everlasting Father

Part 4 in a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6   Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace The word “father” brings different memories to different people. Maybe your father was loving and kind. Maybe he was absent while you were growing up. Maybe he was cruel and abusive. Maybe it’s hard to relate … Continue reading Everlasting Father

The Only Resolution That Matters

A.K.A. Mighty God, Part 3 of a 5-part series on Isaiah 9:6 New Year’s resolutions. Can you think of one you made last year that you were successful at keeping? Usually we resolve to be a better person in some way: to take better care of our health, to stop an annoying or addictive habit, … Continue reading The Only Resolution That Matters

Psalm 14 – Fools Say “There is no God”

  Someone in my life once made an intentional, foolish, immoral choice. When asked how a professing believer could do such a thing, the person responded that they didn’t believe in God anymore. This is the way of foolishness and moral corruption. We want what we want, regardless of the consequences to others. We cover … Continue reading Psalm 14 – Fools Say “There is no God”

The Power of Repentance

  We often hear about the power of forgiveness, and it does indeed have great power. Forgiveness frees us from the chains of bitterness that would bind us in self-pity, anger, hatred, and self-righteousness. Although forgiveness and repentance go hand-in-hand, we don’t hear as much about the power of repentance. And yet without it, forgiveness … Continue reading The Power of Repentance