Posts by Pastor King

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Above and Beyond

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Above and Beyond Ruth 2:15-16   No, this devotion isn’t about the latest super hero movie, my personal eating habits, or even akin to some giant bath-mat store; it’s a different type of above and beyond. It is about doing more than the bare minimum. All around us are minimum requirements, the barest of the […]

Thank you

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Thank you Ruth 2:10-14   I have to admit, there are certain things that irk me: some more than others. One of the most irksome things I find is a lack of appreciation. I just want people to say thank you. It doesn’t have to be over the top, I don’t need homemade cards made […]

Man up!

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Man up! Ruth 2:8-9   The news was awash with another scandal recently. In British Columbia, a popular high school teacher was suspended for duct taping shut four student’s mouths. In four separate situations, students aged 14-18 were talking loudly and were given a choice by the teacher: go the principal’s office or take this […]

Gracious Words

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Gracious Words Ruth 1:4-7   “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6   You can tell much about a person’s character in how they speak to those who they don’t have to impress. When I was 16, I and […]

The Hap

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The Hap Ruth 2:1-3   There is a beautiful principle found in the first three verses of the book of Ruth, the principle of the Hap. Let me explain. Ruth and Naomi land in Bethlehem, but completely at the mercy of society. As widowed women, they didn’t have much going for them, and Ruth was […]

The Conquering Hero

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The Conquering Hero Ruth 2:1   Most movies have a hero, and every romantic movie has its hero who rescues in some way the damsel in distress. He swoops in when all hope is lost and ensues in an epic battle between our hero and his antagonist. This is similar to how I view myself […]

The Barley Harvest

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The Barley Harvest Ruth 1:19-22   Because of our man-centered viewpoint, we tend to view God through a distorted lens. Often times, we’ll lament, “Why isn’t God working in my life?” This is actually the wrong question. The right question would be, “How is God working in my life and why can’t I see it?” […]

Bitter Hearts, Bitter Tongues

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Bitter hearts, bitter tongues Ruth 1:19-21   My daughter is boy-crazy. This will cause heart palpitations for any father, but mine are increased because my daughter just turned 6. We’re not sure where she gets it from… we’re careful with what she watches on TV, etc. Right now has her whole life planned out and […]

I Do

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I Do Ruth 1:15-18   When I was little, I had a stuttering problem, and it was bad enough for me to go to speech therapy while in school. While in general conversation it has cleared up, enough of it is still around to plague me – especially when I am nervous. When I have […]

Thinking Through Tradegy Part 2

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Thinking through Tragedy, Part 2 Ruth 1:6-14   Tragedy usually involves a loss or a sudden change of some kind. When this happens, it is a natural (and sinful) reaction to focus inwardly. We do this as people. We naturally have a man-centric viewpoint, so we when suffer tragedy, we tend to ask questions like […]