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Tuesday January 28, 2014 by
Paul David Guidry

2 Chronicles 5:14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God

When His glory comes, something happens. It is not “business as usual.” The perception of our roles, functions, purposes and plans are all altered when His glory comes. The priests, on this day, had a role to play. They had a plan for how things would...

Thursday January 16, 2014 by
Paul David Guidry

Isaiah 40:3–5  A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed...”

The voice isn’t calling for us to build in the oasis.
The voice...

Tuesday November 26, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

Mark 4

Jesus taught in parables by the water. This season of his life and ministry was marked by both growing hostility toward him, and the consistent adulation for Him. The crowds that came were likely populated by some who wanted to ensnare Him and those who wanted to witness the wonders of which they heard. Rather than “preach to the choir” Jesus chose to speak in parables. Why? “He...

Thursday November 7, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

I sometimes delay in posting blogs because I really want to wait until I feel like I have something really profound or theologically deep to say. I don't often actually feel that way, but I often ponder the things of the Spirit and His word. I just tend to think quietly and share bits and pieces along the way. Lately I have been pondering the depth of my hunger for Jesus and the all...

Wednesday September 25, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

As we were approaching the month of September I found myself spending consider time in John 13:1-20.  This passage ends with Jesus saying, "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” To read this out of context is to miss the significance of what happened here.

In this passage we observe a momentus...

Thursday September 5, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

The transition from Romans 7 to Romans 8 inspires a response of wonder, awe and gratitude as the richness of the power of the gospel lifts off the pages of written word.  In the simplicity and complexity of this mystery of a momentary act with eternal implications, we embrace the consequence of the kingdom of this world becoming the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ!

The law of sin...

Wednesday August 21, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

I am not a fan of long blog posts, but some things just require a bit of space to process. We have been in the month Elul. Now, I don't claim to be a Hebrew scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but I do believe it is critically important to pay attention to important traditions in Jewish culture. Connecting with the Jewish people has been in the heart of the Father from the inception of...

Tuesday May 21, 2013 by
Paul David Guidry

John 6:38   For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of Him who sent me

Remarkably enough, Jesus Himself was the model of the first "Christian". Sometimes that slips our thinking. Bearing the distinction of being a Christian actually means that we are "of Christ" or "Christ-like" by its very definition! Jesus was in full time ministry, no matter what His...

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