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First Things @ First

Pastoral Perspectives, In my journey through the Bible in D-group devotional a few weeks ago, I ran across the text in Exodus 2 where Moses was born, then hidden by his parents for fear of his being killed, then found by Pharaoh's daughter who permitted his own mother Jochebed to raise her own son without the daughter of Pharaoh knowing that important detail. Jochebed would ultimately return and release her son to the daughter of Pharaoh who named him Moses--'because I drew him out of the water'. When you read Exodus 2, you see 40 years of life unfold in 25 short verses. From Moses' birth to growing up as a Hebrew in an Egyptian culture bearing the name given by an Egyptian princess. Hebr

First Things @ First

Pastoral Perspectives, It seems that in most cases in our life on earth there is one thing that consistently helps us get through every day. That one thing is balance. Without balance, we will fall. Except a plane be equipped with two wings, it will not long fly. Knowledge without wisdom throws our thinking out of balance. While both are good and each have their place, exercise is required in both to make the most of life. Truth without compassion can harm more than it helps. Law without grace becomes punishment and not discipline. The choice to live by emotion without any reason or logic applied can put a person on a roller coaster that, let's just say leaves a person quite unsettled int

First Things @ First

Pastoral Perspectives, Many are familiar with the text in Mark 2:22 where Jesus says, "No one pours new wine into old wineskins, if he does, the wine will burst the skins and both the wine, and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into old wineskins." Of those who are familiar with the word of God, few understand the depth of its teaching. The application of new methods of ministry not being able to be contained or controlled by older traditions can be drawn from this text. However, deeper truth is available to us. This truth has everything to do with the choice of attempting to put the way of life that Christ offers into a container that is conformed to the world. I read a st

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