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Posts by Josh Blackmer (Page 37)

Sitting Thus By the Well

It was clear that she did not expect to talk with this man “sitting thus by the well” (John 4:6). As the conversation unfolds, this man, the Christ, did three things that we should practice when we are about our Father’s business. He began by asking for water, but there was more to it. He actually spoke to her. In her mind,…

Milestones of Faith

I look forward to seeing them when I drive. They are on the highways or the Florida Turnpike, in every State of the Union and in most countries. They are little reminders along the path that I am closer to my destination. Every mile or every exit off the highway, I am that much closer to home—mile markers. In ancient times, they…

“They’re dead! They’re all dead I tell you!”

There is a growing affection for zombies these days. I am not sure how that got started. Some psychologists attribute it to people reacting to their own innate fears and anxieties. Namely, some global apocalyptic event, Ebola maybe? Whatever the reason, it serves as an interesting back drop for the discussion of faith. How does death apply to faith, you ask? Read…

Daniel’s Culture War

We are alarmed at how quickly our culture has been rejecting Biblical principles. It is something that is seemingly increasing in speed and frequency, but what would you do if we lost it all? What would you do if we lost every right and every ability to call on the name of the Lord or to worship Him in any way? Let’s…

Leaving a Legacy

Abraham started something. Something that influenced people beyond his comprehension. There was a reason why God, in Exodus 3:6, identified Himself to Moses as “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” That family, of whom Moses belonged, had a legacy of following the one true God. It was through that legacy that God would bless all…

Finishing Strong, Spiritual Development

You’ve done this, we all have. We start a project, book, resolution, and we start it very well. What is normally the hardest is finishing strong. Sometimes we take the opposite approach to the spiritual development of our children. We start too late in laying a foundation of practices and exemplifying Christian virtues. When the children reach adulthood and haven’t made a…