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Forgiving; July 31, 2020


Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” This is a very interesting incident. It’s the only place I can recall where someone else’ faith was credited for forgiveness. We don’t … Continue reading

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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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Applying Wisdom; June 9, 2020


Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. This chapter of Proverbs has so much extremely helpful stuff in it … Continue reading

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Perseverance; March 23, 2020


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. We like to talk about God’s love, but not so often about Christ’s perseverance. Frankly, patient endurance (perseverance) seems to be a rare grace these … Continue reading

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Books; January 30, 2020


John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. I think we see a … 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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Logic; January 7, 2020


Luke 20:38-39 “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” I get several things from this. The first is … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 7, 2019


Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. When I get to this part of the Bible … Continue reading

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Judges; July 15, 2019


2 Chronicles 19:7 “Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” It strikes me that this chapter would make good reading for … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; May 30, 2019


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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