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Commitment; July 11, 2020


Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Just reading Matthew you might think this was Jesus’ first encounter with these men, but John … Continue reading

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Last Days; June 19, 2020


Isaiah 30:28 He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit that leads them astray. This is certainly not a verse I had underlined previously! We like to overlook the … Continue reading

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Serving God; June 17, 2020


Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” I have lost track of how many messages I’ve heard preached … Continue reading

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Evil; May 8, 2020


1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. The second half of this verse seems very negative, and almost seems to violate the sovereignty … Continue reading

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Failures; May 4, 2020


1 John 3:19-20 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Emotion vs. Obedience; January 22, 2020


John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” Anywhere you turn in the Upper Room Discourse, there is … Continue reading

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Commitment; January 14, 2020


John 11:16 Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I have a warm spot in my heart for Thomas. He is famously known as “Doubting Thomas” … Continue reading

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Abiding; January 12, 2020


John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Verse 32 is widely quoted, … Continue reading

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Commitment; November 23, 2019


Jeremiah 32:17, 27 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard … Continue reading

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