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Dr. Dave Lescalleet

How Should We Then Pray

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / August 26, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. ~ Colossians 4:2-4   This […]

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Dead Flies and Perfume

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / August 24, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. – Ecclesiastes 10:1   This little verse not only offers profound insight for living (wisdom vs. folly) but does so by giving the reader vivid imagery (dead flies and perfume). The author begins by offering his […]

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What are you worth?

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / August 3, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16   Many years ago my dad gave me a rare Mickey Mantle baseball card.  I remember asking my dad what the card was worth.  He explained to […]

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The Heart of the Wise

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / July 20, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.  Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. – Ecclesiastes 10:2-3   In this verse, the writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that both wisdom and […]

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Corem Deo

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / July 15, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. – Psalm 27:4   For King David, reality meant […]

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The Blessing of Communal Solitude

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / July 3, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? – Psalm 42:1-2   In this season of quarantine and social distancing, author Robert Foster offers us a timely […]

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Grief as a Gift?

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / July 1, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are […]

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I Don’t Know What to Pray

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / June 29, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses.  For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us  with groanings which cannot be uttered. – Romans 8:26   When I was a pastor, I had the opportunity to pray for a […]

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Raging into the Loving Arms of God

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / June 26, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” – Ruth 1:21   Often with pain come difficult questions:  How could God let this happen?  Why would God allow this?  How we go […]

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The Paradoxical Nature of Jesus

By Dr. Dave Lescalleet / June 22, 2020

By Dave Lescalleet Matthew chapters 5 through 7, The Sermon on the Mount, is considered the most famous sermon ever preached.  If you have never read through those three short chapters, do yourself a favor and do so.  Not only do they form the basis of Christ’s earthly ministry, they are also incredibly helpful in […]

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