Author Archives: Dr. Bill Fullilove

Missio on Loving the City: Jeremiah 29

Jeremiah 29 is one of the seminal texts to biblically consider faith, work, and vocation.  Unfortunately, verse 11 is often read without the surrounding context: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare … more »

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Missio on Generosity (Ruth 2)

In the era of the Judges, a young widow from Moab named Ruth returned to Israel with her mother in law.  In fact, both were widows, and widows in their society had little social support and little hope.  For sustenance … more »

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Missio on Rest (Deuteronomy 5:12-15)

When God created us, He built work into the very core of our being and purpose: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” (Genesis 2:15, ESV) But … more »

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Missio on Grumbling (Numbers 11)

It must be one of our favorite pastimes as a culture: complaining about our work.  Grumbling.  And certainly there are times where complaint is legitimate, where things at work are unjust.  But there are also plenty of times where we … more »

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Missio on Bezalel and Oholiab (Exodus 35-36)

Missio on whom?  Bezalel and Oholiab?  Even a fairly good “Bible trivia” player might need to do some searching on this pair.  They did their work in Exodus 35-39: Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the Lord … more »

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Missio on Joseph: From Punk to Pillar

A spoiled little brat tattletales on his brothers, and they hate him for it.  Anyone could have seen that coming in Genesis 37.  Of course, the response of Joseph’s brothers is rather severe: they try to kill him, only belatedly … more »

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Missio on Strife: Unnecessary Generosity, Part 2

In Genesis 13, even though the promise of the land was to Abram, he allowed Lot to choose the best part of the land, showing uncommon and unnecessary generosity.  And Abram lived less well because of this choice.  Lot took … more »

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Missio on Strife: Unnecessary Generosity

“So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold….  And Lot, who went with Abram, … more »

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Redemption Where We Least Expect It

A basic tenet of Biblical Christianity is that sin deserves punishment, more specifically the eternal punishment of Hell.  Such a view may be unpopular in today’s world and society, but there is no sense in denying that the Bible teaches … more »

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Everything is Broken

Work may have been made good, even pleasurable, but the simple fact is that it is not for most people today.  One of my friends likes to ask the proverbial 64 Million Dollar Question: “If I gave you 64 million dollars today, … more »

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