Tag Archives: commitment

Communion; January 22, 2022


1 Cor 10:16-17 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one … Continue reading

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Commitment; January 4, 2022


Matt 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Jesus’ level of dedication is shown by far more than what we call Passion Week. Here, He had just heard of … Continue reading

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Regulations; November 15, 2021


Leviticus 7:17 Any meat of the sacrifice left over till the third day must be burned up. To be honest, Leviticus is probably my least favorite book of the Bible, and I happen to know it was for my mother … Continue reading

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Pleasure; October 29, 2021


1 Timothy 5:6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. Paul is talking about widows here, but this statement could apply to anyone, and a lot of people would fit into this category. God … Continue reading

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The Best; August 17, 2021


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Seeking God; June 16, 2021


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. This Psalm is loaded with familiar, dearly loved passages, many of which have been set to music. However, I think this verse is what … Continue reading

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Fasting; May 31, 2021


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. We don’t often think … Continue reading

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Parenting; May 2, 2021


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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Salvation; April 2, 2021


Luke 23:42-43 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” This is of course a very famous incident, but … Continue reading

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