Joe Barnett

Declared Alive

You were dead in your transgressions and sins.       —Ephesians 2:1 Unemployed, addicted, and deeply in debt, Ohio resident Donald Miller went on the lam in 1986, leaving behind a wife and two children. He was declared legally dead in 1994. He reappeared in 2005, discovered that he had been declared dead, and …

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Curb Ego

Be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.               —Philippians 2:3 Political campaigns bring out the worst in people: slander is rampant, character is vilified, truth is distorted. You wouldn’t let a ten-year-old get away with the name-calling and finger-pointing that litters the campaign trail. Candidates …

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God’s Anger

We will be saved through him from God’s wrath.       —Romans 5:9 Human anger and Divine anger have nothing in common. Human anger is explosive, uncontrolled, and sometimes dangerous. You’ve seen people blow their top—it’s not pretty; you keep your distance. Human anger is usually self-centered, the fuse most often lit by real …

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