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Posts by Josh Blackmer (Page 2)

“What are you doing here?”

WARNING: I’m about to make some overgeneralizations and sweeping assumptions, but if you read to the end, there is a point. Some might say that the year 2019 was the last normal year. Things were going well, great in fact, as we compare it to our present. The economy was booming, unemployment was at an all-time low, and American business was on…

Are We Distracted?

It feels like there are so many things clamoring for our attention. Things like demands from work, the family schedule, end of the year preparations and seasonal shopping. On top of all that the media outlets are cascading with headlines about the election, fraud, spies, Corona, masks, infringement of rights, political unrest, persecution in Nigeria. On and on and on. All of…

Lessons in Light

On the road to Damascus, Paul saw a light that was brighter than the noontime sun as Jesus spoke to him (Acts 22:6). It was that light that blinded him on the road (Acts 22:11). There are many passages that refer to Christ and the Father as light. From those passages there are lessons to be learned. John opens his gospel with…

The Privilege of Prayer

Prayer is a resource and an honor that not all enjoy. Through the power of prayer, we can receive forgiveness from God, boldness from God, peace from God, opportunity from God, strength from God, healing from God, wisdom from God, and tranquility from God. For those that do not have the privilege of prayer, their prayers will be an abomination to God.…

God Is Waiting

How long do you wait? You are at a traffic light. It goes from red to green. The person in front of you is clearly distracted, and your lane is the only one not moving. How long do you wait before you take action? You are seated at a restaurant. Ten minutes pass, and no one has taken your drink order. It…

I Sat Where They Sat

“Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days” (Ezek. 3:15). After being charged to speak to the house of Israel in captivity, Ezekiel “sat where they sat” for seven days. We don’t know all the reasons why, however the…

By Their Fruits

The day after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem this curious event unfolds. On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it, and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season…