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John Sorensen

New Beginnings

New Beginnings Midnight strikes. You hear commentators  wishing you “Happy New Year!” from the screen as people embrace and cheer. And the questions sound in your heart, “What will be new this next year? What can be different?” Recently, my grandson bemoaned to his parents that he couldn’t clean up the toys in the room with his sister. It was

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John Sorensen

Our Servant King

Our Servant King One starry night, long ago, a baby was born in a manger. The angels in the Bible describe this infant to the cowering shepherds as their “Savior… Christ the Lord!” Now, I imagine these Jewish men did not expect the King of kings and Lord of lords—their Messiah!—to come as an infant. But when they hurried from

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John Sorensen

Gratitude and Grace

Gratitude and Grace Did you know gratitude goes hand-in-hand with grace? It makes sense when you think about it! The definition of grace is “the undeserved favor of God.” Romans 3:24 says that we “are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” The natural response to a gift as big as the

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John Sorensen

Know the Season

Know the Season How does a farmer know to harvest? When I typed this question into Google’s search engine, article after article from farm bureaus to agriculture websites shared all kinds of technology that help the farmers of America choose just the right time to gather their crops. However, after reading a few such writings, I couldn’t help but to

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John Sorensen

Faith in Action

Faith in Action “Fall back! I’ve got you.” I watched as my daughter caught my son in her arms as they participated in one of their favorite games: the trust fall. It hit me every time I saw it—this was faith in action. If my son did not trust that his sister would catch him, he would never have fallen

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John Sorensen

Generation to Generation

Generation to Generation “From generation to generation of those who fear the Lord…” If you are an avid Bible reader, this is a phrase you may have come across. In fact, throughout the Bible, God talks about truths that surpass generations. I’ll mention three: our sin, God’s power, and God’s mercy. In Exodus 34, we read as Moses proclaims that

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