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Sometimes the Bible says things that leave us scratching our heads and asking, “Huh? How can this be?” The record of Abraham’s passing is just such a passage. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.– Genesis 25:8, ESV…

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Last week we looked at our passions – those things our “gut” (φρήν) longs after. This week we shift ever so slightly and look at the reason for that longing. It is found in the preceding verse that formed the baseline for last week’s blog posting. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts…

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What do I love? About what am I deeply passionate? What “tugs at my heartstrings” and drives my decisions? Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.– Colossians 3:2, NIV-1978 Translators have a difficult task because, often, the task of translating a phrase from one language and culture to another language in an…

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This week we see part one of a two-part blog posting. Here, we will examine the question Jesus is asked, and next week we will study his answer to that question. In the Gospel of Luke, we find the account of a contentious interaction between Jesus and an expert in the Law. I think it…

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Last week we looked at the calling each of us has in Christ, a calling to “good works which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”1 This week we transition into a natural outcome of responding to that calling. God and Time I have two clocks by my desk at work, one hanging…

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Everything we do at Long-View Living ministries is, in some way, tied to or encouraging an eternal perspective – the long view. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV-1978). When we…

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I decided to buy my wife, Alean, a new car. For years she has blazed her way around town in a sporty, red, Ford Mustang. It was a cute car, and it was very fun to drive, but as she and I age, our center of gravity shifts and muscle aches rise, and we have…

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As a child, I lived for the moment. All that mattered was what I was doing at that specific time. It may have been swimming at the municipal pool. Perhaps it was playing with cars and trucks in the driveway. Maybe it was riding my bicycle or eating ice cream. Whatever it was I was…

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As a child, I lived for the moment. All that mattered was what I was doing at that very time. Perhaps I was swimming at the local pool. Maybe I was playing with cars and trucks in the driveway. I might have been riding my bicycle or eating ice cream. Whatever it was, that was…

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